I love cashews. I love paprika. I love sweet things. I love all of them combined. So that what I did it. These are like eating toffee covered nuts. Beauty.

I really wish I didn’t have an allergy to nuts. I had to get these out of the house right away because I couldn’t stop eating them. Stupid allergy. But if you are wanting to feed your super bowl guests well, this would be a perfect recipe. They will be snacking for days. Or minutes.

Ok, so I’ve been trying to get into Breaking Bad because everyone, and I mean EVERYONE talks about how addicting it is. But I’ve watched the first season and I’m still a bit unsure. It’s pretty depressing, guys. I mean, something is always going wrong, multiple times a day. How can that many things go wrong in one day? It’s just not realistic.

Anywho, I’ve started to pack up for my move to a new apartment. I’m finding things I forgot I even had. Like shoes. How do you forget about shoes? Well, my current closet is the size of 30 pack of beer. That may not make sense to you, but it does to me. It’s small. So things get lost easily in there. Shoes, shirts, headbands, socks. Damn socks.

I’m also finding things I haven’t used in a while. Even though they are in plain sight, I kind of forget about them because they have collected so much dust. I hate dusting. Something I need to work on for my new place. Now that I’ve noticed it, I think I want to make ice cream soon. Yeah. I definitely do.

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Snack Attack: Smoky and Spicy Candied Cashews

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  • Yield: 4-6 1x


  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 teaspoons coconut oil, melted
  • 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 2 cups raw cashews
  • 2 tablespoons coconut sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • pinch of salt


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Whisk together honey, coconut oil, smoked paprika, cayenne pepper, and salt in a medium bowl.
  3. Add the cashews to the bowl and coat in the mixture. Pour the cashews on the baking sheet and spread out.
  4. In a small bowl, mix together coconut sugar, smoked paprika, cayenne pepper, and salt. Sprinkle the crystal mixture on top of the nuts.
  5. Bake for 15 minutes, tossing the nuts every 5 minutes to ensure they cooked evenly.
  6. Remove from oven, slide the parchment paper onto a cooling rack and let cool completely.
  7. Once the nuts have cooled, break apart the pieces that have stuck together.

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  1. Alison says:

    These were delicious and so easy to make. Thanks for sharing all of your awesome recipes. I pretty much cook something of yours every night for my husband and I.

  2. Mary says:

    I made these and they were a lot better days after I made them. I’m not sure if I did something wrong or not but when I pulled them out of the oven, there was a lot of liquid (the honey and coconut oil) spread out everywhere. Even after letting cool it was still a bit of a mess. I had to let them sit for a few days. Maybe I used 2 T not 2 t of coconut oil, LOL. I would definitely make them again b/c the flavors were so delish! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Kim says:

    Just made them…the only part I don’t like is…I don’t think I’m going to be able to stay out of them! Killer good.

  4. Nichole says:

    I am 7 months pregnant and have been craving spicy cashews. If I can have spicy and sweet cashews it seems like a no brainer to me! Can’t wait to try these!

  5. ED says:

    These truly are cashew crack! So delicious, Juli!

  6. Malar says:

    I am from Malaysia I made this and it was perfect and I had raving comments so now to add a kick I added fried curry leaves :o)
    Thank you for the recipe ;o)

    1. juli says: