Coconut Cashews + Video

These candied coconut cashews are completely addictive. So good that you will not want to stop eating them until they’re gone. And then you have to make more.  Plus a quick recipe video!

Coconut Cashews - These candied coconut cashews are completely addictive. So good that you will not want to stop eating them until they're gone. And then you have to make more.

These coconut cashews are insane.  In a good way.

Have you tried those candied coconut cashews that they have at Costco now?  Oh my goodness, those are amazing.  My husband is completely and totally addicted to the things.  They’re entirely impossible to stop eating.  So…..maybe I shouldn’t have figured out how to make them?  Perhaps.

But – now I can share the recipe with all of you, and you can be addicted with us!  Doesn’t that sound like fun?  It does.  They’re delicious.

Coconut Cashews - These candied coconut cashews are completely addictive. So good that you will not want to stop eating them until they're gone. And then you have to make more.

You can’t really not like them.  Unless of course you don’t like coconut or cashews.  But then, if that’s the case, you probably aren’t still reading this because clearly you’re not interested.  Also, I don’t really understand how you can’t like coconut or cashews.  They’re amazing, everyone should like them.

These coconut cashews are super simple to make.  You toss the nuts with a beaten egg white, and then toss the coated nuts with some sugar and coconut and bake them for a while.  So simple and delicious.  These literally take about 5 minutes to get into the oven.  That’s almost faster than grabbing the container at the store.  Okay, not really.  But the point is they’re really fast and easy to whip up and anyone could do it.  There’s not even that many ingredients.  So simple.

Coconut Cashews - These candied coconut cashews are completely addictive. So good that you will not want to stop eating them until they're gone. And then you have to make more.

These coconut cashews are the perfect little snack or treat.  Or a fantastic gift.   If you don’t eat them all before you manage to give them away that is.  But, if that happens, it’s okay.  They’re so simple to make, you can just whip up a second batch to give away.

Make them.  Coconut cashews are amazing.

Watch this quick video to see how easy they are to make:

Updated Dec 5/16, originally posted May 5/15.

Coconut Cashews

Yield: 4 cups coconut cashews

10 minPrep Time

1 hr, 15 Cook Time

1 hr, 25 Total Time

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1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup unsweetened coconut
1 teaspoon salt
1 egg white
1 teaspoon vanilla
4 cups roasted, unsalted cashews


  1. Preheat the oven to 250 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the granulated sugar, coconut and salt until well combined. In another bowl, whisk together the egg white and vanilla until frothy.
  3. Add the cashews to the bowl of frothy egg whites and toss until the nuts are completely coated. Then pour the coated nuts into the bowl with the coconut and sugar mixture and toss until they are well coated. Pour the nuts onto the prepared baking sheet and spread them out evenly. All the coconut mixture won’t stick to the nuts, it’s okay, just pour it onto the baking sheet with the cashews and most of it will bake onto the nuts in the oven.
  4. Bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes, stirring once or twice. Allow the nuts to cool completely on the baking sheet. Store in an airtight container at room temperature for 2-3 weeks.


Source: Adapted from my cinnamon sugar almonds .



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  1. photofox55 says

    Costco stopped selling these over a year ago and I’ve been missing them hugely ever since. They recently introduced a Kirkland branded chocolate/coconut/cashew blend that is woefully inferior. Thanks so much for posting this! I KNOW I’ll love them, maybe even more than the original Costco version since I can tweak it.

    • stacey says

      Thanks! Hope you enjoy them! I’ve been debating trying those new chocolate coconut ones – maybe I’ll steer clear and just make more of these instead! :)

  2. Allyson says

    Can you use coconut sugar to make a more healthy snack out of these? They are amazing but trying to do more healtgy family snacks :) thanks

    • stacey says

      Yeah, these aren’t exactly the healthiest of snacks – I don’t let myself make them too often! I have never actually used coconut sugar at all so I can’t say whether it would work in these, but it’s probably worth a try. My other thought is you could probably use more nuts for the amount of coconut/sugar coating if you want to cut down on the sugar per cashew. I haven’t made them in a while, but I think there was a lot of coating on each cashew and they’d probably be fine with a bit less. Let me know if you try either of those options!

  3. Mary Mae says

    So I just made them and barely any of the coconut stuck to the cashews, any suggestions? Not sure what I did wrong. Still delicious though!

    • stacey says

      I’m not sure – I know the coating doesn’t all stick to the nuts but most of it did for me. I did make sure to whisk the egg white until it was really thick and frothy, and I stirred the nuts quite gently while they were baking. Maybe stirring them too vigorously? Or not letting them cool completely before removing them from the baking sheet? Hope that helps!

    • Mary says

      Try grinding the coconut a bit in a food processor first before stirring it in the sugar. Smaller pieces should adhere better.

    • stacey says

      They’re super easy – I love that and hate it cause it’s super dangerous when something like this is so easy! :) Thanks Connie!

  4. says

    These sound just like the coconut cashews from Trader Joes!! I’ve never had the Costco ones but have been thinking about trying to recreate them at home. And now I don’t have to worry about it – you did it for me! :)

    • stacey says

      A few people have said that, although I’ve never had theirs. These were pretty awesome though, hope you like them! Thanks Ashley!

    • stacey says

      You’re the second person to mention the TJ’s ones – I really wish that store was here! Although maybe it’s good that it’s not! :) Thanks Kelly!

    • stacey says

      Yeah, it may actually be MORE dangerous to be able to make them. I’ve already made two batches – although that was mostly because I’m an idiot and figured I’d remember exactly what I did without writing anything down. Evidently I did cause the second batch was just as good, but I really wasn’t positive when I went to write up the recipe! You’d think I’d learn! Thanks Dorothy – and thanks for pinning!

    • stacey says

      Coconut popcorn?! Now that sounds amazing – I think I know what I need to try to make next, I’ve never seen that! Thanks Lisa!

  5. says

    These look really dangerous, Stacey! Which makes me want them even more. 😉 Seriously, these look so good. And I’m sure they don’t last long!

  6. says

    I have not tried those cashews at Costco because the last thing I need is to be addicted to a gigantic container of nuts! These look amazing, and I could make a smaller batch to keep myself out of (too much) trouble :)

    • stacey says

      I know right? I was so annoyed every time my husband came home with more of them, and now I’ve just made things worse by discovering how easy they are to make! But smaller batches are definitely a little less trouble then the big tub! :) Thanks Andi!

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