Honey Roasted Cashews
These honey roasted cashews are sweet, salty and crunchy! This quick and easy recipe is great for snacks, trail mix, and salad toppings. This is a simple way to instantly elevate roasted nuts. Serve in a holiday tin, part of a charcuterie board or as an appetizer!
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
- These honey roasted cashews are quick and easy.
- Only 20 minutes total.
- Only 4 ingredients required.
- Feel free to use pecans, peanuts or walnuts.
- This snack contains healthy ingredients.
- This recipe is versatile.
- Great to make in bulk.
- Serve in a Christmas tin, on a snack board or even on top of ice cream!
- Cashews are high in healthy fats and proteins.
- This recipe is Paleo friendly, grain free, gluten free, dairy free optional, refined sugar free, and vegan adaptable.
- Check out this Pretzel Crack or these Popcorn Bars for another fun holiday snack!
Ingredients & Substitutions
These are the main ingredients and substitutions for honey roasted cashews. Scroll down to the recipe card for full ingredients list and instructions.
Both raw and roasted cashews can be used. I strongly suggest using unflavored or lightly salted cashes. Other flavors like garlic will significantly alter this recipe.
A little honey adds the sweetness. For vegan, substitute with date syrup or pure maple syrup.
Melted unsalted butter provides a buttery flavor. For dairy free, use melted dairy free butter or melted coconut oil.
Lastly, add in a pinch of sea salt if desired. If cashews or butter already contain salt, simply omit.
Scroll down to the flavor variations section for more ideas!
Health Benefits of Cashews
Cashews have many health benefits.
First, they are high in fiber. They do not spike glucose levels.
This all natural nut is naturally sugar free.
In addition, cashews are high in plant based protein, healthy fats, and iron.
Cashews contain antioxidants. They are great for heart health.
They also contain antioxidants that are good for eyesight and vision.
In conclusion, cashews contain many health benefits. They are nutritional powerhouses!
Taste & Texture
These honey roasted cashews are slightly sweet, salty, and crunchy. The honey caramelizes in the oven and provides a rich flavor. The butter also adds a classic buttery flavor.
These nuts are crunchy. The honey and butter provide somewhat of a glaze texture. In addition, these cashews can stick together in the oven, creating clumps. These are great for acting like a granola! Add these clumps to yogurts, smoothies or smoothie bowls.
How to Make
First, preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a baking pan with parchment paper.
In a bowl, add all ingredients. Toss until the cashews are fully coated.
Arrange the cashews in an even layer on parchment lined pan.
Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until cashews are golden brown.
Finally, remove honey roasted cashews from oven. Allow nuts to cool for 10 minutes before carefully removing from pan.
Expert Tips & Tricks
Use unflavored or lightly salted cashews. Do not use flavored cashews.
For dairy free, use melted dairy free butter or melted coconut oil.
Watch this recipe closely. Honey burns easily.
Use a rimmed baking pan. This helps keep the honey in the pan and not leaking.
These nuts get better as they cool down. Additionally, they turn into clumps of cashews.
Either break apart or keep in clumps.
Consider these flavor variations for roasted cashews.
Add in a pinch of cinnamon.
Add in a pinch of ground ginger.
For spicy, add in a pinch of cayenne powder or paprika.
Add in garlic powder and onion powder.
Use maple syrup instead of honey.
Use coconut oil instead of butter.
Replace cashews with pecans, peanuts or walnuts.
How to Serve & Store
Serve honey roasted cashews once cool enough to handle.
Eat by the handful or use in a recipe.
Serve as part of a charcuterie board, in a Christmas holiday tin, or as an appetizer.
They are also great on top of salads for extra crunch.
Store in a jar at room temperature for up to 2 weeks.
Frequently Asked Questions
Planters sells honey roasted cashews. They are available to buy on Amazon.
Sure! Peanuts, pecans, and walnuts work well.
Yes, Costco sells honey roasted cashews. The brand is Hoody’s.
These roasted cashews are healthy.
Store in a jar or airtight container. Store at room temperature for up to 2 weeks.
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If you make this honey roasted cashew recipe, I would really appreciate a review! You can find me on Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest. I would love for you to follow along! For more ideas, check out these Snack Recipes.
Get the Recipe: Honey Roasted Cashews
- 1 cup cashews
- 3 tbsp honey
- 1 tbsp melted unsalted butter
- ½ tsp sea salt, optional
- First, preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a baking pan with parchment paper.
- In a bowl, add all ingredients. Toss until cashews are completely coated.
- Arrange cashews in an even layer on the lined pan.
- Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until cashews are golden brown.
- Finally, remove from oven. Allow nuts to cool for 10 minutes before carefully removing from pan. Leave in large chunks or break up into individual cashews.
- Any type of cashews work, but I recommend using unflavored.
- Both roasted and raw cashews can be used.
- If desired, make this recipe using peanuts.
- For dairy free, substitute butter with melted coconut oil or dairy free butter.
- Keep a close eye on the cashews. Honey can easily burn.
- Use a rimmed baking pan. This prevents any leaks.
- Store in an airtight container for up to up to 2 weeks.
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