Level up your snack game with these Honey Roasted Cashews. Sweet, buttery and crunchy, these little nuts will have you drooling and asking for more. Easy to make, they can be used as an addition in smoothies, salads, cookies or homemade granola. Seriously, if you haven’t roasted your own cashews before, this recipe is a must try! Truly, the perfect highly addictive, healthy snack for the whole family!
Why Roast Cashews?
There are so many reasons that you may prefer roasted cashews. Roasting enhances the flavor and aroma of the cashews as well you can experiment with various flavours. If you have a sweet tooth, this recipe with honey is absolutely delicious; however, the options are limitless! You can make them spicy with paprika, coriander and cumin or savoury with herbs like dried thyme and rosemary. In our opinion, all nuts are always better roasted.
Why Cashews Make a Great Snack
Roasted cashews are one of our favorite snacks because of their buttery, sweet flavor and crunchy texture. They also happen to be super easy to make, easy to store, easy to take on-the-go and are healthy! Cashews are low in sugar and rich in fiber, healthy fats and protein. They are also a good source of much-needed minerals like copper, magnesium, and manganese - which are nutrients important for various processes in the body like energy production, immunity, bone health and brain health. To store cashews, you can keep them in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a week. Or if you want to extend their life longer, you can store roasted cashews in the refrigerator for four months or in the freezer for up to a year.
Here’s What You Need To Make These Honey Roasted Cashews
pure vanilla extract
How to Make Honey Roasted Cashews
First, preheat your oven to 350°.
On a small rimmed baking sheet, add all the cashews and place in the oven for about 8 minutes. Let them cool, then place the roasted cashews in a bowl and set it aside.
In a small saucepan, combine the honey and vanilla extract and unsalted butter. Heat on low to medium-low heat, whisking until combined. Allow the butter to melt and the honey to bubble and thicken while constantly stirring for about 2-3 minutes.You can also do this in a microwave safe bowl, microwaving for about 25-30 seconds until butter is melted.
Pour the honey mixture over the cashews mixture and mix with a wooden spoon until completely coated. Spread the cashews in a single layer over a greased baking pan and bake for 15-20 minutes. (Toss the cashews using a wooden spoon every 5 minutes).
Once roasted and the nuts are thick and sticky, allow to cool for 7-10 minutes then sprinkle over the granulated sugar and sea salt and mix to incorporate. If needed, use your hand to separate the nuts.