When it comes to holiday presents, the men in my life are incredibly easy to please: Both my dad and my guy love to receive gourmet gifts, like quality fruits and nuts. Hence, I knew this recipe for smoky cashews would be the perfect edible gift for both of them. If you're strapped for both time and cash, this gift is your best bet: It only requires a few unfussy ingredients and 20 minutes of time. For a holiday offering that you'll be proud to present,


Smoky Cashews

Smoky Cashews


  1. 2 cups (9 ounces) unsalted cashews, toasted
  2. 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh rosemary
  3. 1 teaspoon smoked hot paprika
  4. 2 tablespoons packed light brown sugar
  5. 2 teaspoons coarse salt
  6. 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted


  1. Toast cashews: Spread nuts in a single layer on a rimmed baking sheet, and bake at 350ºF, stirring occasionally, for 10 minutes.
  2. Toss cashews with remaining ingredients until evenly coated.
  3. Cashews can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature up to 2 weeks.

Makes 2 cups.

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