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HONEY ROASTED CASHEWS – The Southern Lady Cooks

These honey-roasted cashews are so easy to make, with only a few ingredients, and are wonderful to snack on. They also make a great gift during the holiday season!

Honey Roasted Cashews

If you love simple appetizers or snacks, definitely check out these candied walnuts. You can use that same recipe on these cashews if you like.


One reason to love this recipe is how simple it is, and that is always a plus. It is made of ingredients you probably have on hand. Snack food is great to have on hand to enjoy throughout the day, and these will keep for a while stored in an air-tight container. They also make a great gift during the holiday season and can easily be added to a charcuterie board.


  • Cashews

  • Butter 

  • Honey

  • Sugar

  • Black pepper

  • Garlic powder

  • Cumin

  • Chili powder

  • Pinch cayenne

  • Sea salt


This is a very versatile recipe; you can switch out any of the spices to make them to your liking. You can add heat by adding more cayenne. You can also use any nuts, pecans, walnuts, etc.


These are super simple to make, which makes them a great snack!


Step 1
Whisk together butter, honey, sugar, black pepper, garlic powder, cumin, chili powder and cayenne in a bowl.  Add cashews and mix with a spoon.

Step 2
Spread on a baking sheet covered with parchment paper. Bake in preheated 350-degree oven for 20 minutes. 

Step 3
Turn with a spatula after seven minutes and again after 15 minutes.  Remove from oven and sprinkle with sea salt.  Store in an airtight container.  Makes 1 1/2 cups. 

Honey Roasted Cashews


Let them cool on the pan for 3-5 minutes so the sugar can harden on the cashews. The combination of sea salt and sweetness is so good!


You can use peanuts in this recipe for Honey Roasted Peanuts. So easy and so good! You can also use different spices and spice combinations. Some people love curry powder.


Can I use maple syrup in the place of the honey?

Yes, I think that would work just fine.

Are these hot?

No, these are not hot, but you can make them hot by adding more cayenne.


We always store these in an airtight container. They make a wonderful gift and are great in little jars.

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Honey Roasted Cashews

Anne Walkup

These Honey Roasted Cashews are only a few ingredients and a wonderful snack! Great addition to a chacturie board too!

Prep Time 10 minutes

Cook Time 20 minutes

Total Time 30 minutes

Course Appetizer

Cuisine American, southern

  • 1 1/2 cups cashews
  • 1 tablespoon melted butter
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • Pinch cayenne
  • Sea salt
  • Whisk together butter, honey, sugar, black pepper, garlic powder, cumin, chili powder and cayenne in a bowl.

  • Add cashews and mix with spoon.

  • Spread on a baking sheet covered with parchment paper. Bake in preheated 350 degree oven for 20 minutes.

  • Turn with a spatula after seven minutes and again after 15 minutes.

  • Remove from oven and sprinkle with sea salt. Store in an airtight container. Makes 1 1/2 cups

Recipe could be doubled or tripled.

Keyword Honey Roasted Cashews

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