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Coconut Cashews

Coconut Cashews

These candied coconut cashews are completely addictive. So good that you will not want to stop eating them until they’re gone. And then you have to make more.

Watch how easy these Coconut Cashews are to make here:

 


Coconut Cashews - These candied coconut cashews are completely addictive. So good that you will not want to stop eating them until they're gone. And then you have to make more.

These coconut cashews are insane.  In a good way.

Have you tried those candied coconut cashews that they have at Costco now?  Oh my goodness, those are amazing.  My husband is completely and totally addicted to the things.  They’re entirely impossible to stop eating.  So…..maybe I shouldn’t have figured out how to make them?  Perhaps.

But – now I can share the recipe with all of you, and you can be addicted with us!  Doesn’t that sound like fun?  It does.  They’re delicious.

Coconut Cashews - These candied coconut cashews are completely addictive. So good that you will not want to stop eating them until they're gone. And then you have to make more.

You can’t really not like them.  Unless of course you don’t like coconut or cashews.  But then, if that’s the case, you probably aren’t still reading this because clearly you’re not interested.  Also, I don’t really understand how you can’t like coconut or cashews.  They’re amazing, everyone should like them.

These coconut cashews are super simple to make.  You toss the nuts with a beaten egg white, and then toss the coated nuts with some sugar and coconut and bake them for a while.  So simple and delicious.  These literally take about 5 minutes to get into the oven.  That’s almost faster than grabbing the container at the store.  Okay, not really.  But the point is they’re really fast and easy to whip up and anyone could do it.  There’s not even that many ingredients.  So simple.

Coconut Cashews - These candied coconut cashews are completely addictive. So good that you will not want to stop eating them until they're gone. And then you have to make more.

These coconut cashews are the perfect little snack or treat.  Or a fantastic gift.   If you don’t eat them all before you manage to give them away that is.  But, if that happens, it’s okay.  They’re so simple to make, you can just whip up a second batch to give away.

Make them.  Coconut cashews are amazing.

Yield: 4 cups coconut cashews

Coconut Cashews

Coconut Cashews - These candied coconut cashews are completely addictive. So good that you will not want to stop eating them until they're gone. And then you have to make more.

These candied coconut cashews are completely addictive. So good that you will not want to stop eating them until they’re gone. And then you have to make more.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup unsweetened coconut
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 4 cups roasted, unsalted cashews

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 250 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the granulated sugar, coconut and salt until well combined.
  3. In another bowl, whisk together the egg white and vanilla until frothy.
  4. Add the cashews to the bowl of frothy egg whites and toss until the nuts are completely coated.
  5. Then pour the coated nuts into the bowl with the coconut and sugar mixture and toss until they are well coated.
  6. Pour the nuts onto the prepared baking sheet and spread them out evenly.
  7. All the coconut mixture won’t stick to the nuts, it’s okay, just pour it onto the baking sheet with the cashews and most of it will bake onto the nuts in the oven.
  8. Bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes, stirring once or twice.
  9. Allow the nuts to cool completely on the baking sheet.
  10. Store in an airtight container at room temperature for 2-3 weeks.

Notes

Source: Adapted from my cinnamon sugar almonds.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

16

Serving Size:

1/4 cup

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 126Total Fat: 6.4gSaturated Fat: 2.4gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 152mgCarbohydrates: 16.1gFiber: 0.7gSugar: 13.4gProtein: 2.1g

Trent

Monday 4th of July 2022

Just wanted to make sure you used coconut milk, and not something like coconut creme. The last word in the recipe was missing.

Stacey

Monday 4th of July 2022

No it’s shredded, dry coconut, not coconut milk or cream.

Danielle

Friday 21st of May 2021

I loved those nuts. Always asked at customer service why would you stop selling something so popular.? Found your recipe and made tonight. They looked scrumptious and tasted great, just a bit too sugary. Do you think you could use monk sugar? And not as creamy as Costco’s were so do you think a little more egg white and really beat to a thicker consistency would work? Wish I could post pic of mine.

Stacey

Monday 24th of May 2021

I haven’t tried monk sugar so I couldn’t say how that would work. I think I did try beating the egg whites to a thicker consistency once and if I recall correctly they didn’t work as well that time for keeping the sugar and coconut stuck to the nuts. I haven’t tried with more egg white though.

Radwa

Monday 7th of September 2020

These coconut cashews look amazing. I can't wait to try them.

Hanna

Thursday 30th of November 2017

These look so yummy but I can’t do eggs. Is there something I can use in its place? Maybe coconut oil?

Stacey

Friday 1st of December 2017

Hi Hanna - I'm sorry but I really don't know what you could use instead of the egg here - you could try coconut oil, but I have no idea if it would work the same in this recipe or not! Sorry!

photofox55

Tuesday 29th of November 2016

Costco stopped selling these over a year ago and I've been missing them hugely ever since. They recently introduced a Kirkland branded chocolate/coconut/cashew blend that is woefully inferior. Thanks so much for posting this! I KNOW I'll love them, maybe even more than the original Costco version since I can tweak it.

William Martin

Sunday 9th of February 2020

Trader Joe's carries them.

stacey

Tuesday 29th of November 2016

Thanks! Hope you enjoy them! I've been debating trying those new chocolate coconut ones - maybe I'll steer clear and just make more of these instead! :)

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