Skip to main content New<> this month
Get the Allrecipes magazine

Cayenne Cashews

Rated as 4.6 out of 5 Stars

"These nuts are to die for! I do not like spicy food and I love these. My mom gave me this recipe and I am now making them on a weekly basis!"
Added to shopping list. Go to shopping list.


1 h 50 m servings 213
Original recipe yields 12 servings


{{model.addEditText}} Print
  1. Whisk egg white in a medium bowl until frothy. Mix in cashews until coated. Let soak for 30 minutes.
  2. Preheat oven to 250 degrees F (120 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.
  3. Combine sugar, cumin, salt, and cayenne pepper in a small bowl. Pour over cashews and toss to coat. Spread cashews on the prepared baking sheet.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven, stirring halfway through, until fragrant, about 40 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 200 degrees F (93 degrees C). Continue baking, stirring every 20 minutes, until cashews look dry, 30 to 40 minutes.
  5. Transfer cashews to a container and let cool, shaking or stirring occasionally to prevent them from sticking together.


  • Cook's Note:
  • We store our cayenne cashews in plastic containers so that we can shake them while they are cooling. Make sure they cool with the lid off.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 213 calories; 15 16.1 6.6 0 397 Full nutrition

Explore more


Read all reviews 5
Most helpful
Most positive
Least positive

Use parchment paper, it won't stick like it does to tin foil. Also you can use 4 cups of cashews. Really good.

Tasty and Simple!

Loved them!! I followed the recipe and WOW! They were a big hit with my entire family. Spicy and sweet. Letting them sit in the egg whites really make a difference. I had to let mine cool down o...

Delicious recipe. I found them a little sweet, so might cut a bit of the sugar next time, but the cayenne provided just the right heat. Really good, and super easy. I accidentally left my oven...

Addictive! I don't care for sweet flavors but here, the sweet and spicy balance perfectly. Thank you for the recipe.