These candied cashews are the second non-cookie item on my holiday baking list this year. I already had a confection added to the line-up (see Peppermint Marshmallows), so I wanted to have some spiced or candied nuts to mix things up a little.
At first I wanted to do some spiced pecans, but quickly changed my mind when I came across a recipe for Candied Cardamom-Coconut Cashews. The coconut and cardamom gives these candied cashews an exotic, tropical twist, and smell absolutely incredible.
What's so great about these is that they are so easy to make and keep very well, so you can make them well in advance during the holiday madness when life gets busy.
I got the recipe from the amazing Alice Medrich and her most recent cookbook Sinfully Easy Delicious Desserts.
Follow along with my Twelve Cookies of Christmas.