Cashews are delicious and versatile. Try them in dishes like cashew chicken, stir-fry, and brittle. Plus, learn how to make your own cashew butter.

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Cashew Chicken

Rating: 3.5 stars 208
Cooking popular take-out dishes like this one at home means you can control the quality of the ingredients, making them far healthier.

Spiced Cashew Cream with Fruit

Rating: 4.5 stars 4
This cashew mash is slightly sweetened; dip with your favorite fruit.

No-Bake Cashew Brittle Bars

Rating: 3 stars 19
In these crunchy, salty-sweet no-bake bars, a touch of molasses enhances the natural sweetness of cashews, oats, and cinnamon and lends a rich taste to the crisp caramel base.

Cashew Butter Cookies

Rating: 3 stars 67
Rich cookies become richer with cashew butter. Cookies can be baked so they are either soft or crisp.

Indian-Spiced Cashew-Lime Cookies

Brightly colored spice mixes and candy-coated seeds are offered after dinner in many Indian restaurants. We used a mix called red mukhwas to garnish our cube-shaped spice cookies. Look for mukhwas and similar blends at Indian markets. Colored sprinkles and nonpareils can be substituted.

Spiced Ginger Cashews

Rating: 4 stars 6
Want to really spice things up? Make these simple roasted cashews with sugar, ground sugar, and cayenne pepper. A frothy egg white helps the spices to stick the nuts and create an irresistable crunch. Serve warm on a charcuterie board or with drinks for an at-home happy hour.

Cashew-Chicken Kebabs

To make the sauce for these Thai-inspired kebabs, simply pulse cashews and curry paste together with water. Consider using other nuts, too, like peanuts or almonds for future dinners.

Vanilla Chia Pudding

Rating: 4 stars 125
Chia seeds are available at health-food stores and online. They're rich in omega-3s, fiber, and antioxidants.

Caramel Apples

Rating: 3 stars 73
Traditional caramel-covered treats are made even better with the toppings suggested by our food editors. A sprinkling of sea salt enhances the buttery flavor of caramel apples. For a prettier presentation, use apple-tree cuttings as sticks.

Crunchy Ramen Snack Mix

Rating: 3 stars 82
This spicy snack mix features toasted ramen noodles, nuts, cornflakes and freeze-dried peas.

Bok Choy Salad

Rating: 3.5 stars 104
If you're looking for a tasty vegetable for stir-fries, grilling, or salads, try bok choy. Bok choy is especially delicious when eaten raw. Just slice it up, toss with a light dressing, and enjoy.

Whole-Grain Breakfast Cookies

Quick-cooking oats form the base of these tender cinnamon-spiced cookies. With buckwheat flour, millet, cashew butter, coconut oil, and fresh raspberries, the treats should keep you well fueled throughout the morning. Think of them as your breakfast bowl to go. This recipe appears in our cookbook, "A New Way to Bake" (Clarkson Potter).

Inspiration and Ideas

Crunchy Caramel Corn
Rating: Unrated 211
Skip the movie theater and still indulge your kids' popcorn cravings -- this extra-crunchy version (with some sweetness) will make them applaud right at home.
Cashew Shrimp
Oyster sauce, garlic, and ginger deliver big flavor to succulent sautéed shrimp in this speedy takeout-inspired supper. Roasted cashews and sliced celery add a pleasing crunch.
Tofu and Broccoli Stir Fry
Rating: 3.5 stars 121

This vegetarian, broccoli tofu stir-fry is delicious over brown rice or noodles.