Spicy Praline Cashews
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 TimePrep/Total Time: 25 min.
Makesabout 2-2/3 cups
- 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
- 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.
Nutrition Facts1/3 cup: 298 calories, 20g fat (4g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 598mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 2g fiber), 7g protein.
Originally published as Spicy Praline Cashews in Taste of Home Christmas Annual 2010