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Honey Roasted Sesame Cashew Clusters

Honey Roasted Sesame Cashew Clusters are a naturally-sweetened, healthy snack of honey-covered cashews roasted with kosher salt and sesame seeds. Just four ingredients needed for these easy nut clusters!

Course Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 225 kcal
Author Alyssa

Ingredients

  • 1 cup whole cashews
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1/4 tsp plus 1/8 tsp kosher salt, divided
  • 1 tbsp toasted sesame seeds*

Instructions

  1. Situate an oven rack into the center of the oven and preheat oven to 300°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. Add honey to a microwave-safe bowl and heat for 15 seconds, or until the honey flows easily. Add cashews to the bowl with the honey and stir to coat the cashews evenly.
  3. Pour cashews onto parchment-lined baking sheet and press so they're in a single layer.
  4. Sprinkle 1/4 tsp of kosher salt and sesame seeds over top.
  5. Bake for 20 minutes, or until the cashews become more fragrant and the honey mixture becomes a deeper golden color. Remove from oven and immediately sprinkle remaining 1/8 tsp kosher salt over top. Let cool for at least 20 minutes on the sheet.
  6. Once cooled, break cashews into clusters and store at room temperature.

Recipe Notes

*If you don't have pre-toasted sesame seeds, preheat your oven to 350°F and place untoasted sesame seeds on a baking sheet. Bake for 8 or so minutes, or until they're becoming golden. Keep a close eye on them as they bake because they can burn easily. Easier still is buying a canister of already-toasted sesame seeds.

Keep in mind this recipe calls for kosher salt, and not table salt. I find the coarser flecks of kosher salt are easier to disperse evenly, and I like the (tiny) burst of saltiness you get in a bite without it being overly salty.

Nutrition Facts
Honey Roasted Sesame Cashew Clusters
Amount Per Serving
Calories 225 Calories from Fat 141
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15.7g 24%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Sodium 282mg 12%
Potassium 230mg 7%
Total Carbohydrates 19.3g 6%
Dietary Fiber 1.4g 6%
Sugars 10.9g
Protein 6.1g 12%
Calcium 2%
Iron 13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.