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How to Make Honey Roasted Cashews (Easy Recipe)

  • Author: Kindly Unspoken
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 10-12 servings 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Stovetop, Oven
  • Cuisine: American


These Honey Roasted Cashews are the perfect sweet and salty snack made with simple ingredients including plain cashews, honey, butter, sea salt, sugar, and a pinch of cinnamon.


  • 1 lb or 3 cups unsalted cashews
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 12 tbsp granulated sugar (use 1 tbsp if you want them less sweet)
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Next melt butter in a small saucepan over low-medium heat and add in honey and cinnamon. Stir until evenly combined.
  • Next add in cashews and stir until all the nuts are evenly coated.
  • Remove from heat and spread in an even layer on the parchment paper lined baking sheet.
  • Bake in the oven for 5 minutes, toss, and bake additional 5 minutes.
  • While cashews are baking combine sugar and salt together in a small bowl.
  • Once cashews have baked 10 minutes total, pour sugar and salt mixture over the hot cashews and evenly toss until all the nuts are well coated.
  • Let cool for 5-10 minutes before eating or storing. (See storage instructions below)
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Storage Instructions:

Room Temperature – Freshly made honey roasted cashews can be stored in an airtight container or mason jar at room temperature for up to 5 days.

Fridge – Honey Roasted Cashews can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 10 days. After that, transfer to the freezer until ready to eat.

Freezer – Honey Roasted Cashews can be made ahead and stored in the freezer in an airtight container or freezer safe bag for up to 6 weeks. Once ready to eat, remove from freezer, and enjoy as is, or let them come to room temperature.

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