Tuesday, February 06, 2007

BBQ Spiced Candied Cashews

Smoky, sweet and a little spicy, this recipe works with almost any nut. Snack on them, or use them to top salads.

BBQ Spiced Candied Cashews:
(makes 1 lb, about 4 cups)

16 oz whole, raw cashews or other nut
1/2 c dark brown sugar
1 tsp salt
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp cayenne pepper
1 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp crushed red pepper

Heat nuts in a large skillet over medium heat, tossing frequently until they begin to lightly toast. Meanwhile, mix all dry spices. Add sugar and the amount of dry mixture you prefer to saute pan. Continue to stir/toss until sugar is melted and nuts are covered in glossy dark brown coating. Ensure all sugar has melted. Pour over parchment paper, trying to form one layer with nuts as far apart as possible. Sprinkle with salt to taste. Let cool, break apart and store in an airtight container until serving.


Brilynn said...

Cashews are my favourite, those wouldn't last around my house.

Kristen said...

I don't love nuts but I know that my dad would love this recipe. I've e-mmailed it to my mom. Thanks!

Patricia Scarpin said...


Are these perfect for nibbling or what? ;)

They look delicious - Brilynn is right, cashew nuts are really good!

Kirsten said...

Hi all!!

Thanks for the comments!

Yes, these are pretty addicting if you like nuts. Cashews are one of my favorite nuts, so these are very tempting!

I served them for the Super Bowl and made sure to send half the leftovers home with friends. :)

Susan said...

Salty-sweet-spicy nuts--oh, I just love 'em! Thanks for the yummy recipe!

Susan from Food "Blogga"

peabody said...

I bet these are addicting.

Kirsten said...

Hi Susan and Peabody...yep, addicting. :)

Something about the salty and sweet.