Sweet and Spicy Roasted Cashews

Sweet and Spicy Roasted Cashews are a delicious, wholesome snack for cooler weather. Honey and chili powder give the yummy cashews their sweet heat and crunchy coating.

Course Snack
Cuisine Vietnamese
Keyword Sweet and Spicy Rosted Cashews
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 8 servings of 1/3 cup
Calories 280 kcal
Author LeelaLicious


  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon ground chili powder like cayenne adjust to taste
  • 12 ounces raw cashew nuts (about 2.5 cups)
  • 2 tablespoons coconut sugar or unprocessed cane sugar
  • 1.5 teaspoons sea salt


  1. Preheat oven to 325 F and line a baking sheet with parchment.
  2. Stir together honey and ground chili powder. Microwave for a few seconds to liquify the honey even more. Add the raw cashews and toss to coat.
  3. Spread the cashew nuts on the prepare baking sheet in a single layer and roast for 10-15 minutes. Stir after 5 minutes and keep a close eye. Take the nuts out when they look just a little darkened. You don't want to burn them.

  4. While the cashews are roasting, stir together coconut sugar and salt. Let the nuts cool for 5 minutes, then toss in the sugar-salt mix.
  5. Let nuts cool fully and store in an airtight container.

Nutrition Facts
Sweet and Spicy Roasted Cashews
Amount Per Serving
Calories 280 Calories from Fat 168
% Daily Value*
Fat 18.7g29%
Sodium 443mg18%
Carbohydrates 24.6g8%
Fiber 1.4g6%
Sugar 37g41%
Protein 7.8g16%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.