These Coconut Cashews, inspired by Trader Joe's, are made with coconut milk, coconut oil, sugar, and coconut flakes to create some incredibly delicious candied nuts!

Coconut Cashews

These Coconut Cashews, inspired by Trader Joe’s, are made with coconut milk, coconut oil, sugar, and coconut flakes to create some incredibly delicious candied nuts!
Yield 12 (1/4 cup) servings

Ingredients

  • 3 cups cashew halves (I used Planter's Cashew Halves & Pieces)
  • 1 Tbsp coconut oil, melted
  • 1/4 cup lite coconut milk (from the can)
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup sweetened coconut flakes

Instructions

  1. Place cashews in a large bowl. Melt coconut oil and pour over cashews.
  2. Open up the can of coconut milk and whisk it smooth. Measure out ¼ cup and add it to the nuts. (Save the leftover coconut milk for smoothies or to cook rice with.)
  3. Add the sugar to the nuts and fold the coconut-cashew mixture until everything is mixed well.
  4. Spread nuts onto a silicone lined baking sheet.
  5. Quickly pulse the coconut flakes in a food processor or blender until fine. Save for a later step.
  6. Bake cashews at 300 degrees Fahrenheit for 10 minutes. Stir.
  7. Bake 10 minutes more. Stir.
  8. Bake 5 minutes more. Add the fine coconut flakes and stir to coat the cashews.
  9. Bake 10 more minutes (for a total of 35 minutes cook time) or until all the sugary mixture has stuck to the nuts and there is no liquid left.

Recipe Notes

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