Easy and delicious harvest time snack. Perfect as a host/hostess gift, to put out at a party, or with a beer and a game.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
25 mins
Servings:
10
Yield:
10 servings
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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

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  • Place cashews on a baking sheet.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until warmed through, about 10 minutes.

  • Stir rosemary, margarine, brown sugar, salt, and cayenne pepper together in a large bowl.

  • Pour warm cashews into the rosemary mixture and toss to coat. Serve warm or allow to cool and store in an airtight container.

Nutrition Facts

212 calories; protein 5.3g 11% DV; carbohydrates 12.7g 4% DV; fat 17g 26% DV; cholesterol 0mg; sodium 808.1mg 32% DV. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (21)

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Rating: 5 stars
04/14/2012
These are delicious! I would definitely recommend melting the butter and then adding the rest of the ingredients before mixing in the warm cashews. For the salt sensitive I'd go short and then see what you think. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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27 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 22
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
04/14/2012
These are delicious! I would definitely recommend melting the butter and then adding the rest of the ingredients before mixing in the warm cashews. For the salt sensitive I'd go short and then see what you think. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/16/2012
No margarine, ever. Read More
(12)
Rating: 5 stars
05/03/2014
These nuts are a delicious treat! Everyone likes spiced nuts and these are a unique take on an old favorite. The rosemary flavor is unusual and special; the brown sugar and cayenne adds enough heat/sweet to perk your palate and make you do a double-take. (What spiced nuts are these?!) The salt adds a tiny bit of crispy crunch. And I used salted butter. I was introduced to these cashews when visiting my brother who'd received them as a Christmas treat. When I was gifted a big tin of cashews the following Christmas I decided to make them myself. Make sure you watch the oven carefully -- depending on the heat of your oven (ours runs hot) and the size of the cashews they may cook a little quicker than expected and as with all nuts you will taste a burned flavor if they're even a little overdone. I'm not speaking from experience at all.;-) These would be delicious made with almonds too. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/21/2012
I've been making these for years. My brother LOVES them as does everyone! I've tried increasing the butter but it just makes them greasy and they never fully dry so don't do that! But I do recommend increasing the rosemary if you love it as much as I do! Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
05/26/2014
This recipe is addictive. In fact we don't like plain cashews much anymore. I do cut the salt to two teaspoons and I cut the cayenne in half cuz I am a whimp when it comes to heat. Awesome recipe Boombatine. Thanks for sharing! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/22/2016
Big hit with everyone! This recipe is so easy. Do not add more butter thinking it will be better, it won't. I follow the recipe exactly because it is amazing! Well, I do cut back to 1/2 tsp. on the cayenne because the full teaspoon would be crazy! You won't be sorry you made these. Also, margarine? Does anyone use margarine anymore? Throw that out and use real butter! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/24/2019
Easy to make, just remember if you are using raw cashews, bake a little longer for desired crispness. Read More
(1)
Rating: 5 stars
01/08/2017
We absolutely LOVE this snack! I made two minor changes: I use 2 tablespoons of melted butter and only 1/2 teaspoon salt. Tastes great!! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
11/15/2015
After slaving all day over a variety of hors d'oeuvres.. I must say I got the most compliments on these cashews. Didn't quite read the recipe closely so I mixed all the ingredients THEN put the cashews in the oven to broil. Watched carefully as the brown sugar caramelized a bit. This added a crusted coating that I really liked. They were such a hit! Delicious! Read More
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