Garlic Honey Cashews- Healthy Homemade Snacks

I was a tot when I first had honey cashews on a Singapore Airlines flight from Singapore to Hong Kong. I remember thinking how wonderfully sweet and crunchy they were. Years later I understood that the bagged version of Honey Cashews were terribly unhealthy with sugar levels high enough to make me bounce off walls. I came up with this healthy version of Honey Cashews by omitting processed sugars and adding antioxidant garlic to the mix. The results? More addictive and delicious than those bagged versions.

Makes 1 large bowl


1 lb raw cashews

2 tablespoons olive oil or butter

3 tablespoons finely minced garlic

3 tablespoons honey

1 teaspoon sea salt

1 teaspoon paprika


In a wide pan, dry roast the cashews on medium to medium heat for 7 to 10 minutes, stirring the cashews every 10 to 15 seconds so nothing burns. The cashews should be a light golden brown. Lower to medium low heat.

Add the olive oil or butter and the minced garlic, stirring continuously until thoroughly mixed. Continue to toss together every 15 seconds to ensure that nothing burns on the bottom of the pan.

Finally add the honey, salt and paprika, tossing until thoroughly combined for another 2 to 3 minutes. Serve warm or cool completely and store in an air-tight container for up to 1 month.