Spicy Candied Cashews

I spotted this recipe on Diginn's Instagram profile over the holidays and instantly knew I had to recreate it! 

The Chinese five spice powder takes these spiced nuts to a whole new level! It is such an interesting combination of savory + sweet + spicy flavors: salt, cloves, cinnamon, black pepper, maple syrup, cayenne pepper!

If you are new to Chinese five spice powder, your life is about to be changed!

Spicy Candied Cashews
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Spicy Candied Cashews
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon Chinese five spice powder
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 cups raw cashews
1) Preheat oven to 325 degrees2) Mix nuts with maple syrup and spices in a bowl until coated3) Cover a baking sheet with parchment paper and spread the cashew mixture evenly4) Bake 20 minutes without stirring and allow to cool completely5) Break into small clusters and store in a jar for up to 3 weeks
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 4 cups
Spicy Candied Cashews

adapted from Diginn...

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