Prep 5 mins
Cook 30 mins
Oh my, I haven't made these yet, but I am just going to have to. These sound so good. I can't wait to make them!
- First, roast the cashews on a cookie tray at 350 degrees Fahrenheit, for about 15 minutes, or until golden brown.
- Test one of the nuts if you're not sure.
- While you're roasting the nuts, mix the maple syrup, cinnamon, margarine, and salt in a microwave-safe cup or bowl.
- Microwave the mixture until it boils, which should be around a minute.
- When the nuts are ready, take them out of the oven and pour them into the bowl containing the syrup mixture.
- Mix them around until they're moderately coated with syrup.
- (The syrup might not stick completely, but that's okay; you can sprinkle some on the nuts once you put them back on the pan.) At this point, you'll need to spray the tray with the non-stick spray.
- Pour the nuts back onto the tray.
- It's a good idea to spoon them back on the tray, as there may be leftover syrup in the bottom of the bowl, and you don't want that to end up in a pile on the tray.
- Continue roasting the nuts for 15 minutes more.
- You can turn the temperature down to 300 or 325 degrees at this point.
- Be sure to check them every once and a while- I use a toaster oven for this, and your cooking time may vary.
- Remove the tray from the oven and place on a cooling rack.
- Wait for the nuts to cool and the syrup to harden, and then remove them with a spatula.
Everyone liked these. I used butter and cooked the syrup on the stove in a pot. They were so easy. While cooling, I kept stirring every 5 minutes until they hardened up. They released from the tray very easily. Next time I will add dried cherries or cranberries to the bowl while serving. Thank you, MizEmerilLagasse, for posting.
I didn't make these vegan; I used butter and regular real maple syrup, but they turned out SO good! I love cashews to begin with and this recipe makes a good thing even better! They are not too sweet and really bring out the creaminess of the cashews. These have become a potluck/party staple for me!