Crunchy Cashew Snack Recipe with Sugar and Vegetable Oil

Cashew Snack

Crunchy Cashew Snack Recipe with Sugar and Vegetable Oil
Preparation time: 10 minutes | Cooking time: 20 minutes | Servings: 4


Cashew Snack
Cashew Snack

Cashew snack is a delicious and crunchy treat that is perfect for snacking on the go or serving at parties. This recipe combines the rich and buttery flavor of cashews with a sweet and crispy coating, making it a favorite among both kids and adults.


Cashew snack is a popular snack in many cultures around the world, with variations of the recipe found in countries like India, Thailand, and the Philippines. The combination of cashews and sugar has been enjoyed for centuries, with different regions adding their own unique twist to the recipe.


How to prepare

  1. Place the first 3 ingredients in a saucepan.
  2. Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for 8 – 10 minutes.
  3. Drain the mixture.
  4. Heat the oil in a pan.
  5. Deep fry the cashews for 8 – 10 minutes, or until they turn golden brown.
  6. Remove the cashews with a strainer and drain them on paper towels.
  7. Allow the cashews to cool before serving.


  • Add a sprinkle of cinnamon or nutmeg to the sugar coating for a warm and spicy flavor.
  • Mix in some shredded coconut or chopped dried fruit for added texture and sweetness.

Cooking Tips & Tricks

Be sure to use raw cashews for this recipe, as roasted cashews will not absorb the sugar coating as well.

- Make sure to drain the cashew mixture thoroughly before frying to prevent splattering.

- Keep a close eye on the cashews while frying, as they can burn quickly if left unattended.

Serving Suggestions

Cashew snack is perfect for serving as a party appetizer or as a sweet treat for a movie night at home.

Cooking Techniques

Deep frying is the best technique for making cashew snack, as it gives the cashews a crispy and golden brown coating.

Ingredient Substitutions

You can use almonds or peanuts in place of cashews for a different flavor and texture.

Make Ahead Tips

Cashew snack can be made ahead of time and stored in an airtight container for up to a week.

Presentation Ideas

Serve cashew snack in a decorative bowl or on a platter lined with parchment paper for a beautiful presentation.

Pairing Recommendations

Cashew snack pairs well with a cold glass of milk or a hot cup of tea.

Storage and Reheating Instructions

Store any leftover cashew snack in an airtight container at room temperature. To reheat, place in a 350°F oven for 5-10 minutes until warm and crispy.

Nutrition Information

Calories per serving

Each serving of cashew snack contains approximately 300 calories.


Each serving of cashew snack contains approximately 25 grams of carbohydrates.


Each serving of cashew snack contains approximately 20 grams of fat.


Each serving of cashew snack contains approximately 5 grams of protein.

Vitamins and minerals

Cashews are a good source of vitamins and minerals, including magnesium, copper, and vitamin K.


Cashews are a tree nut, so this recipe may not be suitable for those with nut allergies.


Cashew snack is a high-calorie treat that is rich in fats and carbohydrates, making it a satisfying snack option.


Cashew snack is a delicious and addictive treat that is perfect for snacking on the go or serving at parties. With its sweet and crispy coating, this recipe is sure to be a hit with everyone who tries it.

How did I get this recipe?

I remember the sense of anticipation I felt when I first saw this recipe for Cashew Snack. It was many years ago, when I was just a young girl learning the art of cooking from my own grandmother. She was a wonderful cook and had a vast collection of recipes that she had acquired from various places and people over the years. This particular recipe for Cashew Snack was one that she had learned from a dear friend who had traveled to a far-off land and brought back the recipe as a souvenir.

I can still recall the day my grandmother showed me the recipe. The paper was yellowed with age and covered in her neat, slanted handwriting. The ingredients were simple - just cashews, sugar, and water - but the method was a bit more complex. I watched as my grandmother expertly heated the sugar and water in a pan until it formed a thick, syrupy consistency. Then she added the cashews and stirred them until they were completely coated in the sugary mixture. Finally, she spread them out on a baking sheet to cool and harden.

As I watched her work, I knew that this recipe was something special. The rich, caramelized flavor of the cashews combined with the crunchy texture was unlike anything I had ever tasted before. I couldn't wait to try it for myself.

Over the years, I have made this Cashew Snack countless times, each time perfecting my technique and making it my own. I have shared the recipe with friends and family, who have all raved about its deliciousness. I have even entered it in a few cooking competitions, where it has won me several blue ribbons and even a trophy or two.

One of my favorite memories involving this recipe was when my own daughter, now a grown woman with a family of her own, asked me to teach her how to make it. I felt a sense of pride and joy as I passed down this treasured recipe to her, knowing that it would continue to be a part of our family for generations to come.

As I sit here now, reflecting on all the memories and experiences that this recipe has brought me, I am reminded of the power of food to connect us to our past and to each other. Cooking is not just about following a set of instructions or creating something delicious to eat - it is about creating memories, forging bonds, and passing down traditions from one generation to the next.

So the next time you make this Cashew Snack, remember the story behind it. Remember the sense of anticipation and excitement that I felt when I first saw the recipe all those years ago. And most importantly, remember the love and joy that went into making it, and the memories that it will create for you and your loved ones. Bon appétit!


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