These honey roasted cashews take snacking to a whole new level. Crunchy sweet honey glazed nuts are perfect for a party, lunchbox, snack, or on top of yogurt or ice cream! Even better, this recipe is ready in under 20 minutes!

The top view of a bowl of honey roasted cashews.

(*This post is sponsored by FAGE. All opinions are my own.)

When topping yogurt, I like to pick naturally sweetened ingredients. It keeps sugars low, and this yogurt bowl makes a healthy breakfast or post-workout boost. You can top yogurt with fresh fruit, nuts, granola, peanut butter, and even hazelnut chocolate!

FAGE 0% Total Greek Yogurt is a thick and creamy all-natural yogurt that has no added sugars and pairs with all of your favorite yogurt toppings!

You will love how easy this roasted nut recipe is to make! If you love snacking on nuts as much as we do, check out this delicious nutty homemade granola!

My daughter holding up the FAGE yogurt container.

Why This Recipe Is Great:

  1. Nuts are a great source of protein to keep you going all morning.
  2. This honey-roasted nuts recipe is easy to make, and you can vary the flavor by adding different flavors such as salt, cinnamon, cardamom, or even cocoa.
  3. These nuts are easy to make in under 30 minutes.
  4. They are perfect for daytime snacking. We will even put them in a small baggie and take them hiking.
  5. Wrap them up for easy gift-giving for the holidays or teacher gifts.

So good! This is one of our favorite snacks!”

Drizzling honey into a bowl of yogurt.

What Nuts are Best for Honey Roasting?

When you see how to make honey-roasted cashews and make them for the first time, you will love how easy it is. You will want to make this honey-roasted cashew recipe with nuts. It has never been easier! This recipe focuses on cashews because they are my kids’ favorite nut. You can also honey roast:

  • Walnuts
  • Pecans
  • Hazelnuts
  • Peanuts
  • Pistachios
  • Almonds

Are you ready to see how to make this honey cashews recipe? It is so easy, and once you produce honey-roasted cashews at home from scratch, you will never want store-bought roasted nuts again! If you love flavored nuts, you will love making these cinnamon-spiced walnuts!

Photos of the ingredients in bowls.

Ingredient Notes:

  • Cashews – I prefer raw cashews, so the honey flavor bakes in easily.
  • Honey – You do not have to use high-quality, expensive honey in this recipe. Use wildflower or citrus blossom honey varieties, which are lower cost.
  • Butter – You can use unsalted butter, as I did, or salted butter. Butter adds some creaminess.
  • Salt – I used basic sea salt. You can also use Himalayan or kosher salt.


  • Substitute the honey for maple syrup (pure maple syrup!)
  • Butter – If dairy-free, you can use coconut oil or plant-based butter.
  • Use roasted salted cashews for a salty-sweet flavor.
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How To Make Honey Roasted Cashews:

A big metal bowl full of cashews.

Step 1: Pour the raw cashews into a large mixing bowl. Be sure to check for any broken shell fragments. It is fine if some are broken pieces of cashews.

Step 2: Melt the butter in a microwave-safe container, then add the honey to the container. Mix well. The warm butter will help soften the honey to coat your cashews evenly!

Pouring honey and melted butter into the cashews.

Step 3: Pour the honey onto the nuts. Add salt (the amount is a personal preference.) Use a large spoon to toss to mix the nut mixture well to coat all of the nuts. Feel free to add a little cinnamon to add some more flavor!

Step 4: Dump the cashews onto a parchment paper-lined baking tray. Spread the nuts out so they take up the whole baking sheet. Ensure the nuts are flat on the baking surface and not on top of each other.

Step 5: Bake at 300 F degrees for 8 minutes. Remove the tray from the oven and stir the nuts around. Re-spread them out and bake for another 5-7 minutes. You want to be careful not to burn these sweet roasted cashews, so set a timer!

Roasted honey cashews on a baking tray.

Remove from the oven. Be careful; the nuts are really hot. Allow the nuts to cool, then enjoy! Check out this fun honey cashew web story, too!

Flavor Variations:

  • Add sesame seeds to make them like honey sesame candy.
  • Try adding 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon when coating your cashews
  • Sprinkle the cashews with unsweetened shredded coconut. It toasts lightly during baking for a delicious flavor.
  • Dust them with sugar. Not only does this help prevent the cashews from sticking together, but it also adds more sweetness.
  • Give them some spice with a little cayenne pepper!
  • Use fresh peanuts, which cost a fraction of the cost of cashews.

How To Roast Cashews in a Pan:

If you want to roast your cashews in a pan instead, you can do this in a hot cast-iron skillet. Heat your skillet with a teaspoon of coconut oil (or light oil) and toss the raw cashews coated in honey and butter into the pan. Stir frequently on medium-low heat for 8-10 minutes.

Tips and Recipe FAQ:

It is important to line your baking dish with parchment paper because the honey can stick to your baking dish, making it very hard to scrub off!

How do I know if the honey cashew nuts are roasted?

When the nuts are hot, they will still seem soft, and you may wonder if they roasted. As they cool and the honey hardens, the nuts will crisp up, too.

Can you roast a combination of nuts?

Yes…there is a list of great ideas for nuts at the top of this post. You can even add coconut flakes and seeds to make it fun!

How do you store honey cashews?

I like to store the roasted nuts in a mason jar with the lid screwed on. If you do not have a mason jar, be sure to use an airtight container. The honey cashews should keep up to 3-4 days if they last that long.

More Gluten Free Snack Recipes:

the top view of a bowl of honey roasted cashews

Honey Roasted Cashews

Sandi Gaertner
An easy tutorial to show how easy it is to make homemade honey roasted nuts. Honey roasted cashews are great for snacking.
4.85 from 40 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 13 minutes
Course Gluten Free Appetizer Recipes, Gluten Free Snacks
Cuisine American
Servings 10 servings
Calories 221 kcal


  • 2 cups cashews or nuts
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • teaspoon salt


  • Preheat the oven to 300 F degrees.
  • In a small microwave-safe bowl, add the butter. 
  • Microwave for 25-30 seconds until the butter is melted. Add the honey and stir to mix and soften the honey. Add the salt (to taste.)
  • Pour the honey mixture onto the nuts and toss to coat.
  • Spread parchment paper over the baking sheet and dump the nut mixture into the baking sheet. Use a spoon to spread out the mixture so the nuts are all flat and not bunched up. This will help them bake evenly.
  • Bake for 8 minutes. Remove from the oven, stir the nuts and bake another 5-8 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and allow to cool.



  1. If you don’t have cashews on-hand, you can use any type of nuts in this recipe.
  2. Feel free to add a dash of cinnamon for extra flavor.
  3. When the nuts are cool, store in an air-tight container (or mason jar) up to 4 days.
  4. These nuts are delicious for snacking, or add to yogurt, ice cream, or granola!


Please know that every gluten free flour blend has a different starch to grain ratio. If you use a blend I didn’t test, you may need to adjust your moisture levels in your baked goods.


Serving: 1gCalories: 221kcalCarbohydrates: 17gProtein: 5gFat: 17gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 6mgSodium: 227mgFiber: 1gSugar: 8g
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Nutrition Disclaimer

Nutritional information is an estimate provided to you as a courtesy. You should calculate the actual nutritional information with the products and brands you are using with your preferred nutritional calculator.

This post was updated from an older February 2019 post with more detailed information.

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  1. You had me at cashews and honey! I love roasted nuts and I’ve been so stuck on Maple Pecans and Walnuts but cashews are a favorite. I’m making these this weekend, so versatile for snacks or topping pretty much anything.

  2. 5 stars
    This is totally my kind of food. We inhale cashews in my house and honey is my preferred choice in sweetener. A perfect topping for my morning yogurt!

  3. Cashews are my favorite, and roasted nuts of any kind are high on my list of Delicious Snacks! I can imagine how good these are with yogurt, Sandi!