Warm Sriracha Cashews

Sriracha Cashews on Cookie Sheet
Sriracha Cashews Ready for the Oven

I am embarrassed to say how quickly we go through a Costco container of cashews. But in my defense we are a family of NINE. ;0 I should say we are a happy family of nineย since research shows cashews make you happy. ๐Ÿ™‚
To be quite honest, I don’t think I ever tasted a cashew until I married my husband and his relationship with cashews is borderline…
Well, I will save that for another post. ๐Ÿ˜‰
Anywho, as a child we only got nuts that were still in the shell and the cashew took too much effort to crack so I stuck with the pecans. That was as exotic as I got unless I branched out of my comfort zone and tried to crack a walnut.

Close up of Sriracha Cashews
Close up of Sriracha Cashews

That all changed when I met my husband. ย He has childhood memories of visiting the original Nuts On Clark with his dad and buying the best cashews know to a little boy in Chicago. ย Today, all of my children have an uncanny love for cashews and my husband often complains that all of “his” cashews are gone. ย I can’t help but laugh to myselfย because he truly believes he is the only one who eats the cashews.


I have made cinnamon almonds before but never played with “The Cashews” so I decided to try and play with the buttery nuts.

If you have followed for any length of time you know I have a slight obsession with Sriracha, so what better way to celebrate my 16 year anniversary than with a union of his favorite and my favorite item.

Ingredients

2 teaspoons oil

2 teaspoons brown sugar

2 teaspoons Sriracha

2 teaspoons Chipotle Tabasco

1 teaspoon chili powder

1/4 teaspoon pepper

1 cup roasted cashews, unsalted

1/2 teaspoon salt

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 and line a large cookie sheet with parchment paper

Heat in a medium saucepan over heat and add brown sugar, Sriracha, Chipotle Tabasco, Chili Powder, and pepper.

Stir until sugar dissolves and mixture begins to bubble.

Add in cashews and coat with mixture.

Cook for 2-3 minutes stirring constantly.

Spread cashews evenly on prepared baking sheet.

Use a spatula to spread into anย even layer and separate cashews.

Sprinkle nuts with and bake for 7-8 minutes.

Cool on theย pan and then serve.

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Sriracha Cashews in bowl
Sriracha Cashews

What is your favorite nut?

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Warm Sriracha Cashews
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A slightly spicy treat perfect for snack or your next holiday party
Ingredients
  • 2 teaspoons coconut oil
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons Sriracha
  • 2 teaspoons Chipotle Tabasco
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup roasted cashews, unsalted
  • ½ teaspoon salt
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 and line a large cookie sheet with parchment paper
  2. Heat coconut oil in a medium saucepan over heat and add brown sugar, Sriracha, Chipotle Tabasco, Chili Powder, and pepper.
  3. Stir until sugar dissolves and mixture begins to bubble.
  4. Add in cashews and coat with mixture.
  5. Cook for 2-3 minutes stirring constantly.
  6. Spread cashews evenly on prepared baking sheet.
  7. Use a spatula to spread into an even layer and separate cashews.
  8. Sprinkle nuts with salt and bake for 7-8 minutes.
  9. Cool on the pan and then serve.

41 comments on “Warm Sriracha Cashews”

  1. Wow. This recipe makes my day. I have eaten this kind of food before but never had the idea how to make or cook my own. I rarely eat this kind of food / Cashew, its hard to find here in my area. But now seeing your recipe, I wonder if I could make my own. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Thank you Edwin. I hope you enjoy them if you get your hands on some cashews. Maybe you could try it with a nut that is more available in your area. Thanks for stopping by. ๐Ÿ™‚

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