Sesame Sugar Coated Cashews.
These are delicious served warm! The sugar coating along with the sesame and other spices makes for a lovely flavor. The recipe also has other flavor suggestions for you to try so make up a batch soon!
Sesame Sugar Coated Cashews. I’ve been making variations of my recipe for a long time, switching the cashews for walnuts, pecans, peanuts, really, you can use whatever nuts you enjoy.
The combination of the sweetness from the sugar, together with the salty and spicy really is quite lovely!
You can be very flexible with the quantities of spices, so if you wanted a hotter version, you can simply add more cayenne pepper, or indeed, leave it out altogether.
Feel free to play around and experiment with different flavors, such as adding some ground coriander/cilantro, or perhaps some curry powder.
Maybe you want to have a more Christmas flavor and aroma, so go for cinnamon, nutmeg, ground cloves and so on.
Really, the sky’s the limit!
The addition of the sesame seeds gives it that little extra outside crunch and also the extra taste of sesame is so yummy!
I have also tried this same recipe using black smoked sesame seeds too. That was also nice, but a warning when using the smoked variety, use only a QUARTER of the quantity of sesame seeds listed as they are very overpowering!
If you’re having a party or thinking of some snack ideas for Christmas, perhaps you’d like to make a selection of nuts, so why not also try our Honey Roasted Cashews, Maple Roasted Pecans or our Honey Glazed Walnuts.
Serve these once they have cooled enough to touch, and enjoy with a nice glass of wine or a beer.
You could make these ahead and store in an airtight container, and then simply warm through in the oven when you want to serve, say for a party. The extra trouble of warming them a little does make a difference and so worth it!
So please do enjoy our Sesame Sugar Coated Cashew Nuts and experiment with the flavors and make a note of what you’ve used because we’d love to hear from you in the comments below what invention you came up with! Have fun and enjoy!
⏲️ Prep time
⏲️ Baking time
👪 Serving size
2 cups roasted cashews
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup water
2 teaspoons Sesame Seeds
1/4 teaspoon Mixed Spice or pumpkin spice
1 teaspoon coarse salt
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)
1. If your cashews are not already roasted, place them on a baking sheet in a preheated oven at 425 F for 5 – 6 minutes, then set aside.
2. In a large pan, add the sugar, water and cashew nuts and bring to a boil.
Once boiling, reduce the heat and let simmer gently until the water has all gone and you see the sugar crystalize on the nuts. This will take around 5 minutes.
Stir whilst simmering to make sure all the nuts are nicely coated and they don’t stick to the pan!
3. In a separate bowl, add the sesame seeds, mixed spice, salt and cayenne pepper, if using.
Combine well then add to the nuts and stir continuously for around 1 – 2 minutes until you see the sugar caramelize.
4. Line a tray with parchment paper and pour the nuts on to the tray, spread them out so they cool to room temperature for around 5 minutes, then serve.
These are delicious served warm, and will also keep in an airtight container for a week or two.
This silicone cookie sheet is an essential for cookie making. It means your cookies don’t stick and it’s really easy to clean. You can use this over and over again so no need to buy parchment paper anymore! There’s also a pattern on it to show you where to place your cookies so you don’t overcrowd the baking mat.
Make up a few batches and pop in some pretty jars as Christmas gifts or serve at parties . Everyone loves these!
We’d love to hear from you and what you thought of our post. Did you make any changes or add some other goodies? Let us know in the comments below. Thanks for reading and happy cooking!
- 2 cups roasted cashews
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup water
- 2 teaspoons Sesame Seeds
- 1/4 teaspoon Mixed Spice, or pumpkin spice
- 1 teaspoon coarse salt
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper, optional
- If your cashews are not already roasted, place them on a baking sheet in a preheated oven at 425 F for 5 - 6 minutes, then set aside.
- In a large pan, add the sugar, water and cashew nuts and bring to a boil. Once boiling, reduce the heat and let simmer gently until the water has all gone and you see the sugar crystalize on the nuts. This will take around 5 minutes. Stir whilst simmering to make sure all the nuts are nicely coated and they don;t stick to the pan!
- In a separate bowl, add the sesame seeds, mixed spice, salt and cayenne pepper, if using. Combine well then add to the nuts and stir continuously for around 1 - 2 minutes until you see the sugar caramelise.
- Line a tray with parchment paper and pour the nuts on to the tray, spread them out so they cool to room temperature for around 5 minutes, then serve.
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Serving Size:1 grams
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 43Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 213mgCarbohydrates: 10gFiber: 0gSugar: 10gProtein: 0g