Spicy Roasted Cashews

2012 is almost at a close!

I hope when you look back on this year, the good and the bad, you are inspired to pursue 2013 with love and positivity.

I have one more recipe up my sleeve that will help bring your holiday partying to a tasty close. Warm roasted nuts are one of my go-to pre-appetizer snacks that I’ll lay out during a holiday party; or more specifically, a New Year’s Eve party.

Don’t be confused and think, “bar nuts?” No, these are nothing like bar nuts. These spicy roasted cashews are an exquisite, warm, seasonal treat that will have your guests raving.

If you’re not entertaining, bag them up just before your leave the house. They make great host/hostess gifts.

I hope you enjoy and are able to ring in the New Year over chilled champagne and warm toasts to a wonderful and blessed 2013.







Spicy Roasted Cashews

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  • 2 lbs Raw Cashews (can usually find in the bulk foods section)
  • 1/4 cup Extra Virgin Coconut Oil
  • 1 Tbl Finely Chopped Fresh Rosemary
  • 1 Tbl Kosher Salt
  • 2 tsp Hot Paprika
  • 2 tsp Cracked Black Pepper


  1. Preheat your oven to 400 F.
  2. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.
  3. Spread the raw cashews out over the baking sheet one layer thick (not any thicker).
  4. Bake for approximately 7-9 minutes or until they’re slightly golden brown. Your nose will be able to tell you when they’re ready.
  5. In a small saucepan, melt the coconut oil.
  6. Turn the heat to low and add the seasonings.
  7. When the cashews are finished in the oven, transfer them to a large bowl, pour in the seasoned coconut oil and stir until all the nuts are evenly coated.
  8. Serve warm in a bowl.




47 Responses to “Spicy Roasted Cashews”

  1. #
    Chikachefposted December 28, 2012 at 3:41 pm

    Seriously yum!

  2. #
    Bethposted November 2, 2013 at 2:43 pm

    Can you use olive oil instead? I am allergic to coconut oil.

    • #
      fedandfitposted November 2, 2013 at 4:02 pm

      Hi Beth! I don’t recommend you use olive oil for high temperatures because it’s so fragile. You can substitute with grass-fed butter, ghee, or even meat renderings! Hope that helps.

  3. #
    Amyposted January 30, 2014 at 6:17 pm

    Does the coconut oil harden after the cashews and everything cools down? That wouldn’t sound very good to me if it does.

    • #
      Cassandraposted February 19, 2014 at 8:34 pm

      It’s such a thin coating that you don’t really notice that hard texture you see with virgin coconut oil. It really just gives the nuts a slight sheen. They’re tasty when cooled too 🙂

  4. #
    Patposted February 3, 2014 at 1:52 am

    I love cashews but not crazy about rosemary. Have you tried other spices?

    • #
      Cassandraposted February 19, 2014 at 8:35 pm

      I have! Thyme, oregano, or even hot pepper for a fun mix!

  5. #
    Heather Hughesposted April 6, 2014 at 2:42 pm

    Why can’t I save some of these recipes to my recipe box 🙁 there is not an option to save on all of them.

    Can you fix this?

    • #
      Cassyposted August 6, 2014 at 7:37 pm

      Hi Heather! You should see the “save” option now!

  6. #
    Tanyaposted April 11, 2014 at 12:52 am

    Wow! Would love to make some for Easter… How long do they stay “fresh” for please? Is 1 week too far in advance to make them?

    • #
      Cassyposted August 6, 2014 at 7:37 pm

      1 week should work if you keep it refrigerated! I would re-warm before you serve.

  7. #
    Laurenposted January 1, 2015 at 10:26 pm

    SO GOOD! I made these for our Christmas Eve get together and everybody loved them! They were really easy to make and the coconut oil gave the nuts a lightly sweet taste – everyone raved about them and asked me for the recipe.

  8. #
    Lauraposted August 19, 2015 at 7:00 pm

    These are absolutely fabulous!!! I made a batch and just had to post them on my blog. I hope you don’t mind! Great simple recipe! Thank you 🙂


    • #
      Kellyposted August 23, 2015 at 11:04 pm

      Hi Laura, glad you enjoyed them. That is fine as long as you link it back to me. Thanks!

  9. #
    Meganposted February 16, 2017 at 10:46 pm

    If I don’t want the heat of paprika, can you recommend another spice?

    • #
      Cassyposted March 1, 2017 at 9:38 am

      Most paprikas are actually not spicy at all, but you can leave it out altogether if you’re concerned about the heat. Hope that helps!


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