Garlic Rosemary Scented Almonds


Did you brave the crowds for any returns or shopping yesterday?  I went to Hallmark at 9:00 right when they opened, and it was a mad house.  I walked through quickly, grabbed a few ornaments, and headed straight for the checkout.  I didn’t second guess anything, just in and out.  I was back in my car by 9:10.  The rest of the day was spent at home, minus the girls night out for Mexican and Margaritas :) After Christmas shoppers are crazy!

I love having spiced nuts around the house to snack on.  I often send in a container for my husband to have at his desk at work.  They make for a quick healthy snack.  I made these almonds as part of the gifts I gave my son’s teachers.  They turned out way better than I had hoped for, so I will be making another batch after the New Year when my husband goes back to work.  I am pretty sure these will be frequently around here.

These nuts came together very quickly.  In less than 15 minutes they were done.  I had a few of them warm, and they were delicious.  These are a great savory snack to have out with drinks, or an appetizer for your New Years party.  Put them out right away warm, and then people can enjoy them all through the night.

Yields 10

Almonds are a great quick snack

5 minPrep Time

10 minCook Time

15 minTotal Time

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  • 2 Tbls butter
  • 1 1/2 cups almonds
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 1/2 Tbls rosemary, finely chopped
  • 2 tsp kosher salt


  1. Melt butter in skillet, over medium heat. Add the almonds, stir until they are evenly coated. After a few minutes add the garlic. Continue to toast for about 5 minutes, or until the nuts are starting to turn golden brown. Remove from heat, add salt and rosemary. Stir to coat. Spread on a baking sheet to cool.


Adapted from The Passionate Cook




  1. The almonds sound delicious! I love almonds, but normally make mine on the sweet side (using cinnamon and a little maple syrup). I love garlic and I’m just starting to use rosemary, so I know these will be made soon!

  2. Lovely nuts, I think this is a great idea for the holiday get together at New Years.

  3. I love rosemary, garlic & almonds – these are a perfect snack or appetizer for me!

  4. I never had rosemary garlic almonds or any nuts like that as a matter of fact. Great idea and spectacular snap shots! Happy New Year!

  5. I can’t handle the crowds, so I avoid the day-after-Christmas and Black Friday madness. I would much rather sit on my couch and eat some of these yummy almonds!

  6. I, too, have never had this! They look delicious! And perfect as gifts for friends!

  7. I would love a jar of these. I have not been out of the house since the 24th. I decided I needed to miss the sales this year… that was part of my husband’s Christmas present. :) LOL!

  8. I was not brave enough to venture out. I’d much rather stay indoors and munch on wonderful snacks like this. 😀

  9. Lora @cakeduchess says:

    Great shots of these tasty almonds, Erin. A super yummy holiday gift idea:)

  10. This year we actually skipped the day after Christmas and it was rather nice. Love these flavored nuts – delish!!

  11. I love the combination of flavors here…they sound wonderful and I bet they smell amazing!


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