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Spiced candied cashews in a bowl with cinnamon.

Maple Spice Candied Cashews

  • Author: Laurel Perry
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x
  • Category: Sweet Things
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan


Maple Spice Candied Cashews are sweet, crispy, nutty and perfectly spiced! Made healthier with maple syrup. Vegan and gluten free.


Units Scale
  • 2 cups raw cashews
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/8th teaspoon grated nutmeg
  • Flaky salt, optional


Line a sheet pan with parchment paper and set aside.

Add the nuts, maple, and spices to a skillet over medium heat. Stir to combine and bring the mixture to a low simmer.

Continue to cook, stirring often. The maple will thicken and become syrupy. Keep going. Once is starts to crystalize on the nuts, remove them from the heat.

Spread the nuts out in a single layer on the prepared sheet pan. Sprinkle them with flaky salt and let cool completely. Once cool, enjoy!


Cashews: any raw nut will work! Think pecans, walnuts, almonds, pistachios, etc! Just make sure they are raw, not roasted.

Spices: feel free to adjust the spices to suit your tastes!


  • Serving Size: 1/4 cup
  • Calories: 213
  • Sugar: 14g
  • Sodium: 2mg
  • Fat: 12g
  • Saturated Fat: 2g
  • Carbohydrates: 23g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Protein: 5g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg

Keywords: raw cashews, maple syrup, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, nutmeg, easy, holiday, Thanksgiving, Christmas, vegan, gluten free