Ask For It: Snake River Grill’s Bar Nuts


The Snake River Grill’s mixed bar nuts with bacon are an addictive snack that will make a vegetarian weak with envy. The secret ingredient (bacon) lends a rich depth of flavor to the already salty snack. srg bar nuts

Snake River Grill’s Bar Nuts


  • 14 grams rosemary, finely chopped
  • 12 grams salt
  • 3 grams cayenne pepper
  • 23 grams dark brown sugar
  • 193 grams bacon, diced
  • 1/4 pound whole almonds, raw
  • 1/4 pound walnuts, raw and roughly chopped
  • 1/8 pound whole cashews, raw
  • 3/8 pound roasted peanuts, salted


  • Mix rosemary, salt and cayenne pepper together in a large bowl and set aside.
  • Put brown sugar in a separate bowl and cover.
  • Saute bacon in a skillet over medium heat.
  • Once fat is starting to render, toast nuts on individual sheet trays at 350 F, adding peanuts at the end to warm them up but not toast them.
  • Once bacon is almost crispy, turn off the heat and let the bacon soak up a bit of that fat.
  • If the nuts are toasted before the bacon is ready, keep them in a warm place.
  • Once bacon is ready and has sat for about a minute, put warm nuts in the bowl with rosemary, salt and cayenne.
  • Put the brown sugar on top and mix together.
  • This helps melt the brown sugar.
  • Then add the bacon and remaining fat.
  • Stir well and then spread in a single layer on a sheet tray.
  • Keep at room temperature for a few hours to cool and dry.

About Author

Raised in the land of casseroles and deep fried cheese curds, Sam Simma left rural Wisconsin for the mountains of Wyoming in summer 2012. Her appetite for adventure is the only thing that rivals her passion for food. She has always used writing to document and critique her travel and dining experiences. Her warmest memories among family and friends have been associated with the food that was at the center of the occasion. From staging cooking shows with siblings to perfecting turtle brownies with her dad, today Sam enjoys connecting people over food by hosting cookie decorating parties, wine pairing nights, and Midwest-inspired potlucks. A dessert fanatic, she has come to impress friends and family with key lime pies, Oreo bon bons, and Snickers ice cream cakes that are far simpler than they could ever imagine. Shhh! Don’t tell.

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