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Monday, 12 January 2009

Chocolate Covered Honey Roasted Cashews

Until you've tried them, don't say 'ewww, gross', because these are brilliant!

I had some honey roasted cashews left after Christmas, and even though they are good straight out of the bag, this is a new way to enjoy them.

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I think I was eating some chocolate at the time and on the table was a plate of nuts left over from my son's birthday party. The rest, as they say, is history.

It's probably better to use the jumbo honey cashews because they are easier to coat, and any good quality chocolate you like - I used Belgian milk chocolate.

Gently melt some chocolate using your own tried and tested method. Carefully drop 3-4 cashews at a time into the melted chocolate and turn them over using a fork until they are thoroughly coated.

Use the fork to lift them out of the chocolate and place onto baking sheets covered in non stick baking parchment. You don't want them touching each other so space them apart. Continue with the rest of the cashews. Just make sure that you don't pour the nuts straight from the bag into the melted chocolate, because there is a lot of the sugary 'dust' flying around in the bag.

Pop them into the fridge until the chocolate has hardened - if you can wait that long!
Sometimes, the simple things really are the best!

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I've had a good look to see if someone has already done this - there are plenty of chocolate covered cashews but not chocolate covered honey roasted cashews. So I'm submitting this to an event called Original Recipe Round-Up, a fabulous monthly event hosted by Lore, from the food blog Culinarty.

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43 comments:

Beth said...

Im going to have to try these. I love chocolate/salt combo

Anne said...

gross? no chance, they sound gorgeous!!

Trig said...

This year we've got to get you putting the baking tray aside and wrapping some chocolate and chilli sauce round some nice pink game.

Bellini Valli said...

There is no need to convince me that these would be excellent Nic:D

Snooky doodle said...

Nice treat :) and they re quick to make !

Tartelette said...

They sound unbelievable! No chance you'd see me passing on these!

LyB said...

"Ewww, gross" is NOT the first thing that popped in my mind when I read the title! More like "OMG! That sounds fabulous!" :)

Grace said...

i enjoy cashews. i like 'em better salted. i like 'em even more when they're honey-roasted. dipping them in chocolate? ding ding ding--we have a new favorite!

sunita said...

We adore cashews, and yours is such a fab idea :-)

we are never full said...

wow. i'm thinking if there was something spicy in the mix they would go perfectly here. what an excellent idea.

Dragon said...

Other than being deathly allergic to cashews, I'd say this one sound like a winner. I'd try them with peanuts. :)

bensbaby116 said...

Oh no, I didn't say "ew." I did just say "OOH!" out loud because I never thought of this combination and it looks fantastic. Thanks for posting!!

Nazarina A said...

You are so right! the most simple recipes are sometimes the tastiest and may I just add your chocolate swiss roll in the previous post is simply divine!

gaga said...

Yum, I love cashews plain. Honey roasting and covering them in chocolate only makes them better!

Lore said...

I wasn't going ewww, I can easily identify a genius idea when I see it and this is it :D
Thanks for sharing your delicious snack with the Original Recipes Round-Up!

Katie said...

What a great way to use up leftover nuts. I think that honey and chocolate go well together so I can imagine these would be great.

aforkfulofspaghetti said...

They might be 'brilliant', but methinks they're also highly addictive, and very, very norty...!

jd said...

These sound completely delicious!

miri said...

Nic, these sound and look marvelous!

muralimanohar said...

Chocolate. Honey Roasted. Cashews. OMG.

Susan said...

MMM Those sound yummy, Nic!

Mike of Mike's Table said...

How could anyone not enjoy it? I'd be all over it

Sam said...

Why would I say these were gross? They sound fantastic!

Donna-FFW said...

OMG!! I am sooo trying these.. Wow! Lip-smacking delcious, Id bet!

Navita said...

awesome...whu wud ve thot of honey nuts n chocolate...
i 'm so going to make this...

love ur blog, new here. u have a great place with such wonderful pics n recipes...will be back in ur kitchen for sure :)

hugs,

Marysol said...

Nic, you're only as wrong, as we think you are. Remember that.[G]
You should know, Chocolate is like a religion to me. But chocolate combined with cashews (or any other nut) sends me.

Jeanne said...

Sweet & salt is me favourite thing so these make perfect sense to me! At Dean & Deluca in NYC I bought some pretzel poppers - basically little spheres of salted pretzel covered in dark chocolate. Heaven!

Passionate About Baking said...

Simple, special,ROCKING GOOD!! I love originalty like this Nic...oooooooh, yummily done indeed!

Dragana said...

My favorite nut and my favorite snack - chocolate. How can you go wrong?!

giz said...

I simply cannot say no to cashews and macadamia nuts. And now - with chocolate - I'm doomed for sure.

Holler said...

I have some of these nuts left actually. I was so disappointeed because I had picked up the wrong bag and didn't notice until I bit into one and realise it wasn't the salty snack I had envisioned! This recipe could be a saving grace for them :)

Browniegirl said...

Gosh! These sound just about the right kind of treat for me right now....an almost midnight snack :o) What an inspired idea Nic!! Thanx for sharing....xxx

nicisme said...

Beth - I love that combo too!

Anne - thanks!

Trig - heh heh! That’s why you are the chef and I am just the humble home cook! Sounds interesting though!

Valli - I’m glad I don’t have to convince you either!

Snooky, LyB, Grace, Sunita, - thank you so much!

We are never full - spicy is a great idea, I might try them with some chilli chocolate!!!

Dragon - oh you poor thing, that is a shame. I bet you have to take so much care when eating out.

Bensbaby116 - ha ha and thanks so much!

Gaga - hello! I agree and am glad I’m not the only one!

Lore - I’ll look forward to the round-up.

Katie, aforkfulofspaghetti, jd, miri, muralimanohar, Susan, Mike, and Sam - thank you all for your lovely comments!

Donna and Navita - thank you and welcome!

Marysol - anything with chocolate is my friend!

Jeanne - the pretzels sound delicious, lucky you to get to try them!

Deeba - thanks!!

Dragana - thank you and thanks for visiting!

Giz - oh macadaia nuts, I’m going to have to coat some of them now!

Holler - hope you try them, you might like them!

Browniegirl - midnight snacking sounds rather tempting!!

Megan said...

chocolate clusters with any nut makes my day. But buttery honey roasted cashews, now thats a treat!

Jan said...

A great idea - they look good! I love cashews!!

Tulip said...

I do it with brazils and dark chocolate, but must try these! Yum Nic

Darius T. Williams said...

Wow - these look great. I could TOTALLY go for some.

Tracy said...

I could definetly go for a handful of those.

Jude said...

Didn't sounds gross to me at all.. I could totally go for a few handfuls of it right now. :)

Scott at Real Epicurean said...

Salt in otherwise sweet foods works suprisingly well...Great little recipe!

Lo said...

Oh, gosh -- how could anyone turn down cashews AND chocolate?? YUM.

diva said...

YAY. cherrapeno i love you for this. honeyed nuts, any sort,preferably almonds, are totally it for me! and you've covered them in chocolate. AMAZING. x

Mama Kelly aka Jia said...

OOOOO I make honey roasted cashews. It never occurred to me to dip them in chocolate . Now of course im going to ahve to give it a whirl.