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Honey Roasted Cashews

Honey roasted cashews are an utterly delightful snack, striking a perfect balance between sweetness, a hint of saltiness, and just a subtle touch of spice. The combination of honey and maple syrup creates a luscious glaze that beautifully complements the rich, nutty flavor of the cashews, transforming them into a scrumptious treat.

honey roasted cashews in a bowl with a jug of milk in the background

The Glaze: Honey and Maple Syrup

In our recipe, we employ a blend of honey and maple syrup to glaze the cashews. This duo acts as an ideal coating, ensuring each cashew is enveloped in a sweet embrace. As the cashews roast in the oven, the glaze caramelizes slightly, and upon cooling, it forms a delightful crunchy coating that is simply irresistible.

honey roasted cashews in a bowl with a small bowl of honey to the side

The Spice Element

To elevate the flavor profile, we incorporate a small amount of cayenne pepper into the honey and maple syrup mixture. After roasting, we finish off the cashews with a sprinkle of salt. This combination of sweet, salty, and spicy flavors is exquisite. For those who prefer their snacks without the heat, feel free to leave out the cayenne pepper. The recipe is flexible and can be adjusted to suit your taste preferences, ensuring that everyone can enjoy these delicious honey roasted cashews.

Beautifully glazed honey roasted cashews in a bowl with a small bowl of honey to the side

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What is the best way to store honey roasted cashews?

To maintain freshness, keep the honey roasted cashews in a sealed container at room temperature for up to one week, or refrigerate them to extend their shelf life to three weeks.

Is it possible to use different nuts instead of cashews in this recipe?

Absolutely, feel free to replace cashews with other nuts like almonds, pecans, or peanuts. For a delightful variety, you can also try a mix of different nuts.

Can honey roasted cashews be frozen for longer storage?

Yes, you can freeze honey roasted cashews. Place them in a freezer-safe container or bag, and they can be stored for up to 6 months in the freezer. This is a great way to extend their shelf life while retaining flavor.

Honey Roasted Cashews

Honey roasted cashews are a delightful snack, offering an exquisite blend of flavors that tantalize the taste buds. The sweetness, derived from the natural sugars of honey and the rich, amber maple syrup, coats the cashews in a glossy, appetizing glaze.



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10 mins

10 mins

220 kcal

A bowl full of honey roasted cashews placed on a rustic wooden table served with a jar of milk. The background shows another bowl of cashew nuts, a small bowl of sugar and other small kitchen utensils.


  • 1 tablespoon honey

  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup

  • 1 tablespoon butter

  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • ⅛ teaspoon salt

  • 7 ounces cashews


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.

  2. Combine 1 tablespoon honey, 1 tablespoon maple syrup, and 1 tablespoon butter in a pot then heat on low-medium heat until the butter is completely melted. Add ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper to the mixture and mix thoroughly.

  3. Add cashews to a tray lined with baking paper. Pour the honey, maple syrup mixture onto the cashews and coat the mixture on the cashews completely. Once the cashews are coated, spread the cashews on the baking paper in a single layer.

  4. Bake the cashews in the oven for 5 minutes. After 5 minutes, toss the cashews and then bake for another 5 minutes. Once the cashews are golden brown, remove the tray from the oven and sprinkle a pinch of salt onto the cashews. Allow the cashews to cool completely. If any nuts stick together, then break them apart once they cool.


  • You can melt the honey, maple syrup, and butter mixture in the microwave instead of the stove. Put the mixture in the microwave on a medium setting for 30 seconds.


  1. Calories 220 kcal | 
  2. Carbohydrate Content 15.2 g | 
  3. Cholesterol Content 5.1 mg | 
  4. Fat Content 16.5 g | 
  5. Fiber Content 1.1 g | 
  6. Protein Content 6.1 g | 
  7. Serving Size 1 portion | 
  8. Sodium Content 53.2 mg | 
  9. Sugar Content 6.9 g |