Cayenne Cashews


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!

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
1 hr 10 mins
Additional Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 50 mins
12 servings


  • 1 egg white

  • 3 cups unsalted raw cashews

  • cup white sugar

  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin

  • 2 teaspoons salt

  • 1 ½ teaspoons cayenne pepper


  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
15g Fat
16g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 213
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g 19%
Saturated Fat 3g 14%
Sodium 397mg 17%
Total Carbohydrate 16g 6%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 7g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 4mg 0%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 16mg 0%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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