Spicy Praline Cashews Recipe
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Spicy Praline Cashews Recipe

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This sweet-and-spicy snack makes an appearance at all of my holiday gatherings. As guests mingle and nibble on the cashews, I follow behind re-filling the bowls!—Lily Julow, Lawrenceville, Georgia
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:8 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon sherry vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2-1/2 cups unsalted cashews, toasted

Nutritional Facts

1/3 cup equals 298 calories, 20 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 598 mg sodium, 27 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 7 g protein.


  1. In a large heavy saucepan over medium heat, combine sugar and vinegar. Cook, without stirring, until mixture turns a golden amber color, about 8 minutes. Remove from the heat; stir in the salt, cumin and cayenne. Add cashews; stir until blended. Cool on waxed paper. Store in an airtight container. Yield: about 2-2/3 cups.
Originally published as Spicy Praline Cashews in Taste of Home Christmas Annual Annual 2010, p126

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