Honey Roasted Cashews

Honey Roasted Cashews are sweet and a little salty. These nuts are perfect for a quick snack and super easy to make! Also they are WAY better tasting than store bought and not to mention better for you.
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I haven’t met a nut I didn’t like, but what is it about cashews? You sit down with a bag of them and before you know you can’t stop stuffing your face with them. Honestly I could easily eat this whole batch without thinking twice about it.  I love them that much!

You may want to make a double batch and hide some for yourself because these will go fast. Don’t say I didn’t warn you. 🙂
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 Here are the goods: cashews, honey, real maple syrup, vanilla, butter, cinnamon, kosher salt and sugar.

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Preheat your oven to 350° and line a baking sheet with aluminum foil or parchment. Combine the honey, maple syrup and butter in a small microwave safe bowl. Microwave for about 25-30 seconds until butter is melted.

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Next add the salt, cinnamon and vanilla and stir.

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Then pour the honey/maple syrup mixture over the cashews and stir until completely coated.

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Finally, dump the coated nuts on to the lined baking sheet and spread out evenly. Bake for 6 minutes, remove and stir. Spread the cashews into another single layer and bake again for 6 minutes. The honey/maple glaze gets thick and sticky in the oven and coats the nuts as you toss them.

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I give your full permission to lick the drips on the bowl… don’t feel silly… I do it… it’s a total must!

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After being in the oven they should smell toasty and they should be a light golden brown.

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Use the tin foil to pour the cashews into a clean medium-size bowl. Then toss with the 2 tablespoon sugar.

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You know you want one!

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If you can resist the urge to unhinge your jaw and inhale them all, then I highly suggest letting them cool completely and store them in a glass jar with an airtight lid.

Enjoy! And if you give this Honey Roasted Cashew recipe a try, let me know by snapping a photo and tagging me on twitter or instagram!

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Yield: 4 cups

Honey Roasted Cashews

Sweet and salty, these easy Honey Roasted Cashews are homemade, made from scratch and are the perfect snack and treat. SO delicious!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Additional Time 3 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes


  • 1 pound cashews
  • 2 tablespoons of honey
  • 1-1/2 tablespoons of real maple syrup
  • 1-1/2 tablespoons of unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar


Preheat oven to 350° and line a baking sheet with tin foil.

Measure out all ingredients and combine the honey, maple syrup and butter. Microwave or heat in a small sauce pan until butter is melted (about 25-30 seconds if microwaving).

Then add salt, vanilla and cinnamon to the honey mixture and stir. Place cashews in a medium size bowl, pour the honey mixture over the nuts and toss.

When coated spread, in a single layer, on the prepared cookie sheet and bake for 6 minutes.

Remove from your oven, toss again and spread evenly. Place back in the oven for 6 more minutes.

Remove and pour into a clean bowl, toss with the 2 tablespoons of sugar and a little salt to taste and let cool, stirring occasionally.

When completely cool pour into a glass jar with an air-tight lid.

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37 Responses to “Honey Roasted Cashews”

  1. #
    Andrea the Kitchen Witch — August 12, 2010 at 5:57 pm

    I never thought of doing my own honey roasted nuts, how delicious!! Bookmarking this one, thank you thank you thank you!!!

  2. #
    Jennifurla — August 12, 2010 at 7:03 pm

    Oh these look so pretty, perfect for leacing out for guests

  3. #
    Richard — August 12, 2010 at 10:09 pm

    Hey Laurie,

    We would love to feature your recipe on http://www.maplesyrupworld.com/, give us a shout!


  4. #
    The Sugar Queen — August 13, 2010 at 12:24 am

    I love cashews too, and spicing them up like this must take them to a whole new level! Question though, do you start with raw cashews, or can you start out with ones that are already dry roasted?

  5. #
    Laurie @simplyscratch — August 13, 2010 at 3:13 am

    The Sugar Queen~ You can buy "raw" or salted… either way will work. I have made them with raw before and just add a pinch of salt to the glaze. I didn't see "raw" cashews at my local grocery store so I just omitted the salt in the glaze because the cashews seemed slightly salty already. All cashews are some what processed, they aren't really raw, I read somewhere

  6. #
    The Sugar Queen — August 13, 2010 at 3:18 am

    So the Planter's brand nuts in the blue tin would work just fine?

  7. #
    Laurie @simplyscratch — August 13, 2010 at 3:34 am

    To be honest, I don't know… I only have bought mine in bulk. You need a pound so I would try looking for the bulk cashews. I would hate to tell you okay for sure, Planters may have REALLLY salted cashews.

  8. #
    The Sugar Queen — August 13, 2010 at 4:26 am

    That's ok! I'm not sure where to buy bulk cashews, other than the bins at the grocery store~ just not sure how fresh they would be. I still really want to make these, and probably will try the Planters, unless I can find another source. I'll let you know how they turn out! Thanks Laurie, for the information!!

  9. #
    Kim — August 14, 2010 at 3:08 am

    Great post. I made roasted chickpeas for the first time (our kiddos have nut allergies) so I'm going to try this with chickpeas and see what happens. I'm sure they'll be delish.

  10. #
    Laurie @simplyscratch — August 14, 2010 at 12:35 pm

    I saw Jaden from steamykitchen.com roast some chickpeas…they looked delicious! Let me know how they turn out!

  11. #
    Fashion Meets Food — August 16, 2010 at 2:54 pm

    wow I never thought of making my own! Absolutely brilliant! Definitely will be making these. I just found your blog and love it. You have a new follower!


  12. #
    Amanda @ Bakingwithoutabox — August 19, 2010 at 11:14 pm

    Oh yum. I loved honey roasted cashews. I'm totally saving this. Gorgeous photography!

  13. #
    Karen — August 20, 2010 at 4:46 pm

    Beautiful post – would love to make these (and eat them!)

  14. #
    Lauren — August 30, 2010 at 11:36 am

    Yum, yum, YUM! These sound fantastic. I'm sure that when I make them I won't be able to stop popping them in my mouth :).

  15. #
    Lizzy — December 4, 2010 at 1:42 pm


    I featured your recipe for the Weekend Blog Showcase…and included a link back to your blog. Wonderful recipe…I'm using these nuts as hostess gifts throughout the holiday season. THANK YOU!!!!


  16. #
    Anonymous — December 31, 2011 at 11:27 pm

    Fantastic New Year's Eve snack 🙂

  17. #
    Sarah — December 3, 2012 at 12:51 am

    I’m making these today! I cannot wait to try them! Thanks so much for the recipe!!!

  18. #
    Coleens Recipes — December 7, 2012 at 3:50 am

    I made these this afternoon and they are sensational!!! Super quick, super easy and totally delicious!!! I posted about them tonight at: http://coleensrecipes.blogspot.com/2012/12/honey-roasted-cashews.html
    Thank you for sharing this recipe!!

  19. #
    Tony B — December 8, 2012 at 8:04 pm

    Just wanted to say thanks for the recipe and the idea. I had a bag of both almonds and cashews in my cabinet and was looking for a tasty solution. I made some super minor tweaks, turned out great.


  20. #
    Bunny — August 30, 2014 at 3:19 pm

    How long do they need to be kept in the jar ?

    • Laurie McNamara replied: — September 25th, 2014 @ 8:26 am

      A good couple of weeks at least but you can start snacking immediately 🙂

  21. #
    Gail — September 25, 2014 at 8:02 am

    This is a great recipe! So yummy!
    How do you keep yours from getting sticky while storing them? I have had that problem the few times I have made them.

    • Laurie McNamara replied: — September 25th, 2014 @ 8:28 am

      Thanks Gail! Hmmm I don’t recall these being overly sticky… we eat these so darn fast though. I think coating them in enough sugar works but it could be inevitable.

  22. #
    Sandy Ayres — October 20, 2014 at 7:15 pm

    Needed some honey roasted cashews for a salad recipe and could not find any at the store, so came internet hunting… So glad I found this recipe and YOU! They are lovely, and I will not be looking in the stores for the product now that I can make them better than the leading ‘brands’ can, LOL.

  23. #
    raylene barton — December 19, 2014 at 5:50 pm

    love your recipe, the maple with the honey makes it over the top. thank you so much for sharing. YUMMY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  24. #
    Heidi — May 24, 2016 at 9:00 pm

    Can I make these without sugar?


  25. #
    Vibha — June 6, 2016 at 8:36 pm

    Can I use peanuts instead of cashewnuts? Will it turn out good?

  26. #
    Manuel Sorto — January 14, 2017 at 10:39 pm

    Excellent recipe I have been make it for a while and my family is a large one, but any time I make them is a score .

    Excellent recipe thanks.

    PS. you want to buy raw cashews try Indian stores.

    • Laurie McNamara replied: — January 25th, 2017 @ 11:16 am

      I’m so glad you like the recipe! And thanks for the tip!

  27. #
    Cheryl Wonnell — September 6, 2018 at 6:55 pm

    do you have the nutritional information on these? They look delicious.

    • Laurie McNamara replied: — September 10th, 2018 @ 7:33 am

      Hi Cheryl! Unfortunately no, I don’t. However there are apps and websites that you can enter the ingredients and they will do all the calculations for you. I hope this helps 🙂


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