Honey Roasted Sesame Cashews are a sweet and salty snack that are ready in just twenty minutes. Whole cashews are coated in a thin layer of honey and toasted sesame seeds with a hint of heat from cayenne pepper.
You'll love these honey roasted sesame cashews because they require only five ingredients and five minutes of prep.
Can't get any better than that! These cashews can be tossed on a salad, or can be set out as a party appetizer or snack.
If you're intimidated by the addition of cayenne pepper, don't worry. It adds a tiny touch of heat to balance out the sweetness of the honey.
For this recipe, you'll need whole or halved cashews, toasted sesame seeds, honey, salt, and cayenne pepper.
Cashews an also be substituted with peanuts or almonds, if desired. Or, use a can of mixed nuts instead.
Parchment lined baking sheet
It is important to line your baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking sheet. Your honey glazed cashews will be very sticky coming out of the oven, and parchment paper will make them much easier to remove.
The glaze hardens as your cashews cool, which will make it much more difficult to remove from an unlined baking sheet later on.
Give as a gift
Honey roasted sesame cashews also make a great gift. After your cashews have cooled completely, carefully package them into small cello bags to give as gifts to coworkers or friends. Or, package an entire batch into a decorative tin for gift giving.
Honey Roasted Sesame Cashews
- 2 tablespoons honey
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds
- 1 cup cashews, whole or halves work best
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
- In a bowl, combine honey, salt, and cayenne pepper. Add toasted sesame seeds and cashews, stirring until evenly coated.
- Pour coated cashews onto lined baking sheet and spread into a single layer. Bake for 15 minutes, Stirring halfway through.
- Remove from oven and allow to cool on baking sheet. Store in a sealed container at room temperature.
- Cashews can be substituted with peanuts, almonds, walnuts, or pecans.
- Cayenne pepper can be omitted without affecting the recipe, if desired.