Total Time
Prep 0 mins
Cook 20 mins

Use as a snack when friends drop by or use to garnish a salad or curried dish. This makes a nice gift in a pretty jar.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. On parchment paper-lined or greased rimmed baking sheet, toast cashews in 350°F (180°C) oven until fragrant and golden, about 10 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, in large bowl, combine 2 tbsp (25 mL) of the sugar, salt, curry powder and cumin; set aside.
  3. In saucepan, bring water, remaining brown sugar and butter to boil, stirring constantly. Add cashews, stirring to coat; simmer until no liquid remains, about 3 minutes. Add to spice mixture; toss to coat well.
  4. Spread nuts on same baking sheet; roast until coating is dry and slightly golden, about 10 minutes. Let cool on pan on rack. (Make-ahead: Store in airtight container at room temperature for up to 1 week.).


Most Helpful

I made these for a Christmas gift and they were VERY well received. Thanks so much for the great gift idea!

~Harriet~ December 25, 2007

These are so good, we like spicy so I used spicy curry powder and some cayenne, really great recipe hon, thanks for sharing!...Kitten:)

Kittencal@recipezazz May 31, 2007

Delicious and so easy to prepare!

Dreamgoddess January 10, 2007

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