A sweet, salty, and crunchy snack is exactly what you get with this Candied Cashews recipe. They are addictive and everyone will love them!
If you are like me and love adding in cashews to your recipes then you have to check out my Cashew Chicken Lettuce Wraps, Caramel Cashew Ice Cream, and Better Than Takeout Cashew Chicken!
We are in the midst of the holiday season. And when it comes to nuts and the holidays, I am sure you see a lot of pecans, walnuts, peanuts, and even almonds. This is precisely why I wanted to use cashews. Cashews are one of my favorite nuts and in my opinion, are very underrated. They are salty and have a great crunch and flavor to them and are the perfect base for a delicious coating of cinnamon and sugar. All you need is one hour to put this together and then you will have a delicious sweet and salty treat you can pop into your mouth and enjoy!
Where do Cashews come from?
Did you know that cashews actually grow on trees? Not only that, but they are also harvested from a cashew apple which is a fruit that is native to Brazil. This is one of the reasons that cashews are more expensive compared to other nuts, they take more of a process to be harvested.
How to make Candied Cashews
Assemble your ingredients, for exact amounts see the recipe card below.
Preheat your oven to 250 degrees Fahrenheit and line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a large mixing bowl whisk together the sugars, cinnamon, and salt.
In a medium bowl using a handheld mixer whisk the teaspoon of vanilla and egg white together until frothy, about 1 minute.
Next, pour the cashews into the egg white mixture and coat evenly.
Then, add the coated cashew nuts into the large bowl of the cinnamon sugar mixture and coat evenly.
Spread the cashews evenly on your lined baking sheet.
Bake for 20 minutes, stir, and then bake another 30 minutes.
Remove from the oven and let set. Once they are slightly cooled, break them apart, serve and enjoy!
Ways to serve these Candied Cashews
Add them to a charcuterie board
At almost every event I go to these days there is some sort of charcuterie board that is a part of the food spread. These cashews would be the perfect addition to amp up yours! Everyone will be asking about them!
Gift them for the Holidays
I love making a giant batch of these cinnamon sugar candied cashews, putting them in jars or little gift bags and giving them out as a homemade gift to neighbors, family, and friends.
You can store these easy cinnamon sugar candied nuts in an airtight container on your counter for up to 1 week. I do not recommend freezing these.
Check out our snack mixes that would pair perfectly with these cashews:
- Thanksgiving Snack Mix
- After School Snack Mix
- Sweet & Spicy Asian Snack Mix
- Peppermint Snack Mix
- Bunny Bait Snack Mix
- Fall Snack Mix
- Chex® Snack Mix
Candied Cashews Recipe
- 4 cups cashews
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1/4 cup light brown sugar
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 egg white
- Preheat your oven to 250 degrees Fahrenheit and line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a large mixing bowl whisk together the sugars, cinnamon, and salt.
- In a medium mixing bowl using a handheld mixer whisk the egg white and vanilla together until frothy, about 1 minute.
- Next, pour the cashews into the egg white mixture and coat evenly.
- Then, add the coated cashews into the large bowl of the cinnamon sugar mixture and coat evenly.
- Spread the cashews evenly on your prepared baking sheet.
- Bake for 20 minutes, stir, and then bake another 30 minutes.
- Remove from the oven and let set. Once they are slightly cooled, break them apart, serve and enjoy!