It's Wednesday and you might have the mid-afternoon blues so why not enjoy this recipe for paleo black pepper cashews. These are the perfect snacks for people on the go or just want a healthy snack while watching a movie. I especially liked this recipe because it is a mix of sweet and peppery.
Recipe for Black Pepper Cashews
1/4 cup butter or ghee
3/4 cup coconut sugar
4 tsp water
2 cups whole cashews
1 Tbs ground black pepper
2 tsp salt
Cover a large baking sheet with aluminum foil and butter the foil to prevent the nuts from sticking. Heat the oven to 350 F.
Melt the butter in a skillet, add the coconut sugar and water, mix until the sugar dissolves. Add the cashews, mix them carefully to coat with the butter/sugar, lower the heat and cook, stirring often, for a few minutes, until the coating thickens slightly. Meanwhile, mix the ground pepper and the salt in a small bowl.
Add half of the pepper/salt mixture to the cashews, mix gently. Working quickly, transfer them to the prepared baking sheet, pressing with a spatula to keep them in a single layer. Sprinkle the rest of the black pepper/salt all over, and bake for 10-15 minutes, until golden brown. Let it cool over a rack, then break the nuts apart, storing them in an air-proof container (they won’t last very long, they tend to mysteriously disappear)