Candied Cashews

  • Yield: Yields 1 pint

Source: Mad Hungry, March 2011


  • 2 cups roasted cashews
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1 teaspoon coarse salt


  1. In a large stainless-steel skillet, combine cashews, sugar, and 1/4 cup water. Bring water to a boil over high heat. Lower heat and simmer, stirring frequently, until water evaporates and sugar crystallizes around nuts, about 5 minutes.

  2. In a small bowl, combine coriander, cinnamon, allspice, cayenne, and coarse salt. Stir into nuts and continue cooking, stirring constantly, until sugar begins to melt and caramelize, 1-2 minutes.

  3. Remove to a parchment-lined baking sheet and cool to room temperature before serving, about 5 minutes.


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