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Ranch Cashews

Course Snack
Cuisine Quick 'N Easy
Author Christina Lakey

Ingredients

  • 2 cups raw cashews
  • 1/2 teaspoon oil
  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Ranch powder I prefer Hidden Valley

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Toss cashews in oil, just enough to lightly coat each nut.
  3. Mix together sugar and ranch powder, and then toss nuts in the mixture.
  4. Spread out on a baking sheet and cook for 5-7 minutes, or until starting to lightly brown, flipping once halfway through.

Recipe Notes

Quick Tips:

Cashews are a softer nut and can burn very quickly if not watched closely. I prefer to cook at 350 for a shorter time, but you may go down to 300 degrees and plan on cooking between 12-15 minutes at that temp.
I tried making these roasted nuts a variety of different ways and was having trouble keeping the coating on (once they cooled, it didn't stick). I found that adding a little sugar and putting the powder on BEFORE cooking (in contrast to many recipe) works best. The powder will brown a little.
Change it Up:

The sky's the limit on flavor! Some of my other favorites to date are: White Cheddar or Cheddar flavored (Kernel's brand). Archer Farms (Target's brand) also has some intriguing flavors, although I've been unable to find them on my local store shelves to date.