Maple Candied Cashews

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Maple Candied Cashews take just minutes to make with only a few simple, wholesome ingredients. They are slightly sweet and buttery with a satisfying crunch.

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Who can resist cashews, with their buttery texture, and versatility? There are so many ways to eat them plain, cashew butter,  cashew milk, cheesy sauces and even vegan cheese.

You might want to make a double batch of these cashews because they will disappear fast! They are crispy, crunchy and made without egg whites so they are vegan too!

Why you will love this recipe

  • This candied cashew recipe is healthy-ish, naturally sweetened with maple syrup.
  • Just a few simple ingredients and a few minutes are needed to make this amazing snack.
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Here is What You Will Need

This is an overview of the ingredients and steps to make this recipe; scroll down for a printable recipe card with exact measurements and detailed instructions.

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🛒Ingredients

🥄Equipment

How to make candied cashews

Prepare: Measure the ingredients, preheat the oven to 350 degrees f and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

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Step 1. Place ingredients into a bowl

Pour each of the measured ingredients into a large mixing bowl.

ingredients for roasted cashews in a bowl

Step 2. Mix the ingredients together

Use a wooden spoon to combine cashews with the seeds and maple syrup making sure that the cashews are coated with the syrup and seeds.

glazed cashews on a baking sheet ready for the oven

Step 3. Bake

Spread the coated cashews and seed mixture in an even layer onto the prepared sheet pan and place it into a preheated oven. Bake for 7 minutes, stir and bake until crispy (about 7 minutes longer).

NOTE: Let the cashews sit at room temperature for at least 20 minutes to allow them to crisp up.

Ingredient notes and substitutions

The complete list of ingredients to make this easy candied cashews recipe is above. Below are notes about some of the ingredients, along with ideas for substitutes.

Cashews – Use raw cashews in this recipe and not roasted cashews since they will be roasted with syrup and seeds.

Maple syrup – Look for the real stuff, and not pancake syrup which is made with corn syrup.

Seeds – I like the crispy texture the combination of chia seeds and quinoa adds to these sweet cashews. But you can use any type of seed that you like. Smaller seeds such as sesame or sunflower seeds are good choices.

How to store candied cashews

Store maple candied cashews in your pantry at room temperature in an airtight container for up to a month.

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What to serve with maple glazed cashews

Serve these tasty cashews as they are perfect for a snack, on a charcuterie board, add them to a salad, or sprinkle them on top of Greek yogurt or ice cream.

They also make a great homemade gift for the holidays, place them into a jar and tie a pretty ribbon around it!

Recipe variations

Change up the nuts and use any combination of almonds, walnuts or pecans.

Sweet and salty cashews – add 1 teaspoon of tamari sauce or sea salt for a more savory version.

Spicy sweet cashews – add 1/4/ teaspoon of cayenne pepper to the mixing bowl.

Warm spiced cashews – add 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon and 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg for warm spiced cashews.

Add extra flavor with a 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla, almond extract or peppermint extract.

a close up look at a bowl of roasted cashews glazed with maple syrup

💡Tips

  • Use raw cashews and not roasted since the cashews will be roasted with syrup and seeds.
  • To maintain crispness, make sure that the nuts are totally cooled off before storing them in an airtight container.
Are cashews good for you?

Cashews, like most nuts, are healthy. They are low in sugar, and rich in fiber and minerals. They are also a good source of plant protein. You can read more about the health benefits of cashews on Healthline.

You might also like these healthier sweet snack ideas

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a close up look at a bowl of roasted cashews glazed with maple syrup

Maple Glazed Cashews

Maple glazed cashews are sweet, crunchy and just perfect for snacking on
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

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Cuisine: American
Keyword: cashews, glazed cashews
Servings: 8
Calories: 217kcal
Author: Anne
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Ingredients

  • 2 cups raw cashews
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 2 tablespoons quinoa

Instructions

  • pre-heat the oven to 350
  • place all of the ingredients into a mixing bowl and mix well making sure that everything is coated with the syrup
  • add the mixture to a parchment lined baking sheet
  • bake the cashew for 7  minutes, and give them a stir
  • bake for approximately 7 minutes longer or until they start to turn golden brown
  • remove the nuts from the oven and  allow them to cool, and crisp up

Notes

  • Replace the maple syrup with an equal amount of honey
  • Replace the cashews with an equal amount of almonds, walnuts, pecans or use a combination of nuts
  • For a savory version add 1 teaspoon of tamari sauce to the nut mixture
  • For a spicy mixture, add 1/4 teaspoon of cayenne pepper to the mixture
 

Nutrition

Serving: 1/8 cup nuts | Calories: 217kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 11g | Sodium: 5mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 6g

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and can vary based on cooking methods and ingredients used

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38 Comments

  1. I love coming across new and exciting recipes like this. It’s a healthy snack, but can still appeal to my sweet tooth. On top of that, it looks amazingly delicious.

  2. There are so many reasons not to indulge in store bought candied nuts. I love that this recipe feels like dessert but no guilt involved!

  3. Gosh I love snacking on nuts during the day while working! I’ve never thought to use quinoa or chia seeds before, it’s brilliant!

  4. Pinning to try – I love making a roasted or sugared nut for a munchie when entertaining and I love that these are healthier than most!