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Browned Butter Roasted Nuts

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Browned Butter Roasted Nuts are seriously addicting. Please proceed with caution, and don’t say I didn’t warn you!

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I originally shared this recipe in 2016. I’ve recently updated this post with additional information, including a recipe card complete with nutritional information, but the recipe itself has remained unchanged.

**Please Note – The printable recipe card with detailed instructions, complete ingredient measurements, and nutritional information for making Roasted Nuts with Brown Butter is available at the end of this post. OR you can hit the “jump to recipe” button (found above) to be taken directly to the recipe. 


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The ingredient list:

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Kitchen tools and equipment needed:

Why this recipe works?

If you’re looking for a snack that is a sure-fire hit for a party or gathering, then these crazy delicious and easy-to-make sweet and smoky roasted nuts are just what you’re looking for!

Why start with raw nuts?

Since these nuts will roast in the oven, I started with raw cashews and almonds (easily found in the produce department of any major supermarket) and shelled pistachios.

In using raw nuts I was able to control the sodium, so they didn’t get too salty, and I was able to roast them to my desired preference.

The best way to store raw nuts:

Since raw nuts are usually sold in larger size bags (3 or more cups), you’ll most likely have leftovers from what’s called for in this recipe.

Storing the leftover nuts in the freezer in an air-tight container is the best way to make sure they’ll stay fresh for a nice, long time, and so you’ll have them on hand for many other uses.

Can I tell you a little secret? I’m the girl who rifles through the mixed nuts to pick out all the cashews before anyone else can get to them. I know, it’s not my best quality, but I just can’t seem to help myself.

So, the moral of the story is: If you like the cashews best, you’d better get to the Browned Butter Roasted Nuts before I do! LOL

Can additional nuts be used in this recipe?

Sure. Sounds like you’re my type of person! LOL

Feel free to use (or omit) any nut that you’re not a fan of…or that you adore!

You can even use seeds like sunflower or pepitas if you’d like to go all rogue and off-road. Just make sure they’re shelled first.

How to store Browned Butter Roasted Nuts:

I find it hard to believe you’ll be storing them too very long (or maybe that’s just me), but the best way to keep them fresh is to store them in an air-tight container at room temperature for up to 2 weeks.

HA! As if they’d last that long!

Can these browned butter nuts be frozen after roasting?


Store them well in an air-tight freezer container for up to 4 weeks and thaw them completely at room temperature before serving.

Do roasted nuts make a good gift?

You bet ‘cha!!

Why not find a pretty air-tight container or jar and then shovel as many nuts as you can inside the jar?

Then, add an attractive label, and maybe a nice raffia bow and you have a wonderfully thoughtful gift for anyone who enjoys a good gift of food that comes from the heart!

This is a gift any recipient won’t soon forget!!

What occasions are proper for gifting roasted nuts?

  • birthdays
  • bosses day
  • teacher appreciation
  • graduation gift
  • off to college
  • care package
  • sweetest day
  • father’s day
  • mother’s day
  • sweetest day
  • housewarming gift
  • thank you gift
  • you get the idea…
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The step-by-step photo instructions:

  • Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium/low heat.
  • Continue cooking the butter slowly until it turns golden brown in color. *Note – watch this closely so the butter doesn’t burn.
  • Once the butter is golden brown in color, add the nuts to the skillet and toss to coat.
  • Stir in honey, hot sauce, salt, pepper, and smoked paprika.
  • Spread the nuts on a parchment-lined baking sheet and bake in a preheated 350-degree oven for 25 minutes.
  • Remove, cool, and enjoy!
Brown Butter Roasted Nuts with cashews, almonds, and pistachios spilled out on a slate tile.

Additional nut recipes you’ll love:

*Copycat Payday Candy Bars (shown below and featured in the video)

If you’re a fan of Payday candy bars then you’ll go NUTS for this fast and easy Copycat Payday Candy Bars recipe. After all, who doesn’t love payday?!!

A stack of copycat payday candy bars on a pretty blue plate with scallops.

*Skillet-Roasted Rosemary Hazelnuts (not shown)

Move over popcorn… there’s a new snack kid in town! Roasted Rosemary Hazelnuts are as addicting as popcorn, and they’re good for you too.

*Coconut Macadamia Nut Cookies (shown below)

Coconut Macadamia Nut Cookies are just what you’re craving when you need a little something sweet, and a little something rich and buttery.

coconut macadamia nut cookies in a straw hat with a pink flowers

*Strawberry Banana Bread with Almonds (not shown)

With only one bowl and a few simple ingredients, you can have this Strawberry Banana Bread baking in the oven in no time flat!

*Browned Butter Roasted Nuts (shown below) THIS IS THE PLACE!!

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Below is the printable recipe card along with the exact ingredient measurements and nutritional information for making today’s fabulously addicting sweet and smoky roasted nut recipe.

If you’ve made this recipe, or are excited to make this recipe, I’d appreciate it if you’d take a moment to leave it a star rating in the recipe card, along with a comment if you’re so inclined. Thank you. 🙂

Browned Butter Roasted Nuts

Renee – Kudos Kitchen
Irresistible Browned Butter Sweet Smoky Roasted Nuts are just that…Irresistible!
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Appetizers and Snack Recipes, Snacks and Munchies
Servings 5 cups
Calories 824 kcal


  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • cup raw cashews
  • cup raw almonds
  • 2 cups shelled pistachios
  • teaspoons kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • hot sauce to taste

Tools and equipment

  • baking sheet
  • parchment paper optional
  • large skillet
  • wooden spoon


  • Preheat oven to 350-degrees Fahrenheit
  • Melt and brown the butter in a large skillet over medium/low heat.
    Allow the butter to cook over medium/low until it turns golden brown in color. *Note – watch it closely so it does not burn.
  • Add the nuts to the browned butter and stir well to combine.
  • Add the salt, honey, smoked paprika and hot sauce (to taste) to the skillet. Stir well.
  • Spread the nuts evenly onto a baking sheet and roast in a preheated oven for 25 minutes, stirring once during the roasting process
  • Remove the nuts from the oven.
  • Cool, and serve.


Store the roasted nuts in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.


Serving: 0.25cupsCalories: 824kcalCarbohydrates: 42gProtein: 26gFat: 67gSaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 18mgSodium: 764mgPotassium: 1078mgFiber: 12gSugar: 15gVitamin A: 612IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 183mgIron: 6mg
Keyword browned butter nuts, browned butter roasted nuts, roasted nuts, sweek and smoky nuts
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Recipe Rating


Monday 19th of April 2021

I'm so in love with this fabulous recipe! Best dessert ever!


Tuesday 20th of April 2021

I like what you call dessert! My kind of people. LOL


Saturday 17th of April 2021

These roasted nuts were so easy to make and so delicious! Thanks for sharing!


Saturday 17th of April 2021

My pleasure, Sam. Glad you liked them!

Nutmeg Nanny

Wednesday 13th of July 2016

This nut mix is just what every party needs! Put a big bowl down (with a cold beer please...haha) and I would be set!

Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts

Monday 11th of July 2016

Sweet and smokey? My husband would love these!! Might have to make them for him before I leave later this week!

Patricia @ Grab a Plate

Sunday 10th of July 2016

What a great combination (for both the nuts -- I love the cashews, too -- and the seasonings)! This is a fab snack to have on hand for get togethers, or just for watching a movie! Nice!