Holiday Candied Cashews

Amie Valpone

by | Updated: March 20th, 2018

Fill your holiday candy dish with something sweet and healthy. Pop some cashews in the oven, then toss with a simple honey-brown sugar glaze, spiced just slightly with a dash of cayenne.

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2 cups cashews
¾ cup brown sugar
1 tsp. honey
2 Tbsp. warm water
1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper
¼ tsp. sea salt


1. Preheat oven to 400Ëš F. Place nuts in a single layer on a baking sheet. Bake for 7 minutes, then transfer to a large bowl.

2. Add remaining ingredients; toss gently to coat cashews.

3. Spread mixture onto a parchment-lined baking sheet and let cool for 30 minutes or until set.


Amie Valpone, HHC, AADP is the Editor-in-Chief of; she is a Manhattan based Personal Chef, Culinary Nutritionist, Professional Recipe Developer, Food Photographer and Writer specializing in simple gluten-free and dairy-free “˜Clean’ recipes using whole foods. Amie recently healed herself from six years of chronic pain, exhausting every doctor in the country and Mayo Clinic; she shares her story of how Clean Eating saved her life and inspires you to Clean up your food, too. Amie lives in Manhattan, NYC where she cooks for a variety of clients including celebrities and people with busy lifestyles who enjoy healthy, fresh food. Visit Amie on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest; she’d love to hear from you!