Trader Joes makes sesame honey cashews that are SO addicting! So instead of buying a bag, I thought I’d try to make my own 😀 The original recipe is from Two Dancing Buckeyes, but I tweaked it a lil.

Sesame Honey Cashews
2 cups raw cashews
1 tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon honey
1/4 teaspoon coarse salt
3/4 teaspoon sugar
Sesame seeds (as much or little as you like)

• Spread the cashews evenly on a rimmed baking sheet and roast them in a 250° oven for about 8-10 minutes, until they just start to brown. Move them around a bit halfway through to make sure that they don’t burn.

• Meanwhile, melt the butter and honey together. As soon as you pull the cashews from the oven, toss them in the honey-butter mixture so that they are evenly coated.

•Then sprinkle the sugar, salt, and sesame seeds and toss them again – I like mine like the Trader Joes version – heavily coated with sesame seeds. It balances out the flavors, I find. Dan made a good point and said that shaking them in a baggie with the sesame seeds might coat them more evenly.

• Put them back in the oven for 8-10 more minutes and watch them to make sure they don’t burn. When they come out, toss them once again to pick up any stray sesame seeds, then let them cool completely on the sheet.