January 6, 2014

Baked Honey and Chilli Cashews | Tea time Snacks | Party Munchies

A warm welcome back to Sizzling Tastebuds. After over two months of inaction, kicking off 2014 on this verrrrrry addictive snack, especially for Cashew lovers. the H and me munched it first at Taj Lands End some years ago, and we loved it again when I made it at home too. Beware : this is more than a between-meals snack, it could take binging to a whole new level if one doesn't exercise caution :-))

Hardly any time to make, and with very little ingredients, I am sure this would feature regularly as part of your party eats or a travel food. You can definitely substitute cashews with almonds for a healthy twist. 

Get. Set. Go. 2014 ... here we come ! 

Prep time : 10 mins | Baking Time : 12-14 mins 
Course : Snack / Appetiser



Ingredients:

  • Cashewnuts (whole) - 1 cup
  • Honey - 4TBSP (I used the organic version)
  • Red chilli flakes - 1 TBSP
  • Olive oil - 2 TBSP  + for brushing the baking tray
  • Rock salt - 1/2 tsp (or to taste)
  • Cayenne Pepper -1/2 tsp (optional, can be substituted with Freshly crushed black pepper too)

Method:
Preheat the oven to 160 Deg C
In a large bowl, mix the cashews, olive oil, honey, salt and red chilli flakes. Let it marinate for about 5 mins, not more. The mixture should be sticky and should be like a lumpy mass.

On a baking sheet, spread the cashews separately and bake for 8-12 mins till they are baked and acquire a golden hue.

Take out and sprinkle the rest of the cayenne or black pepper immediately. Cool a bit and dig into it by the fistful. A perfect anytime snack, wouldnt you say ?


4 comments:

  1. Now thats one super good snack!!love it.

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  2. Yummy crunchy and very easy to make party snack.

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  4. Looks wonderful.. thanks for sharing!!

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