Maple Cashews

At family gatherings, my grandfather would always set out a bowl of cashews for a snack.  My guess is that this tradition started my love of cashews, which is why I tend to be the offender who will steal them from the mixed nuts if given the chance.

I use them periodically in my cooking, such as my Cashew Chicken Stuffed Avocados and Asian Salad, but this week I wanted to make a candied cashew for snacking and to serve at this year’s holiday gatherings.  I kept them simple – a mixture of maple syrup, oil, and allspice was all I needed to make a sugary glaze for the nuts.

Maple Cashews

After just 15 minutes of baking the Maple Cashews were ready for snacking.  I have enjoyed this treat throughout the week and I can’t wait to share them with my family.

Maple Cashews


Maple Cashews

¼ cup pure maple syrup
1 tablespoon olive oil
½ teaspoon allspice
2 cups cashews

Heat oven to 350°F.  In a small bowl, stir together the maple syrup, olive oil, and allspice. Place the cashews in a medium sized bowl, pour over the maple syrup mixture, and stir to coat. Spray a large baking sheet with cooking spray, then spread the cashews over the sheet. Place in the oven for 15 minutes, stirring frequently. Remove from the oven and cool completely; store in a cool, dry container.

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