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Roasted Cumin Cashews Recipe
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Roasted Cumin Cashews Recipe

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Kick up parties and get-togethers with these well-seasoned snacks. They're sweet, salty, crunchy...and oh, so munchable. —Martha Fehl, Brookville, Indiana
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 50 min. + cooling
MAKES:14 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 50 min. + cooling
MAKES: 14 servings


  • 1 egg white
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 2 cans (9-3/4 ounces each) salted whole cashews
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 3 teaspoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1/4 cup) equals 145 calories, 10 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 477 mg sodium, 10 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, whisk egg white and water. Add cashews and toss to coat. Transfer to a colander; drain for 2 minutes. In another bowl, combine the remaining ingredients; add cashews and toss to coat.
  2. Arrange in a single layer in a greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan. Bake, uncovered, at 250° for 50-55 minutes, stirring once. Cool on a wire rack. Store in an airtight container. Yield: 3-1/2 cups.
Originally published as Roasted Cumin Cashews in Taste of Home December/January 2007, p30

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Reviewed Dec. 8, 2013

"Great flavour and super easy to do... Not spicy, if you wanted more kick you could increase the cayenne pepper..."

Reviewed Jan. 15, 2012

"I make these for Christmas gifts. Everyone loves them."

Reviewed Nov. 22, 2009

"My hubby buys cashews in hopes I'll make this again. Wasn't sure at first, but boy, it's the first snack to go in our house."

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