Chinese Five Spice Cashews

I must admit I stole this concept from my sister, although as I was never given an exact recipe from her. I therefore experimented to make my own! I love these cashews, but tend to mostly make them as a homemade gift (eating the left overs). They are however a yummy snack.

Here it is:


  • a spoon of coconut oil for frying
  • 500gm of unsalted cashews
  • about 3 teaspoons of Chinese five spice
  • ¬†About 2.5 tablespoons of Rice Malt Syrup


  • In a wok, heat up the coconut oil and when hot put the cashews in the wok. Stir until hot
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  • Add the Chinese five spice and fry until fragrant
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  • Add the Rice Malt syrup and stir until combined. (taste and you can add a bit more rice malt if you want it a bit sweeter)
  • pour the nuts out on baking paper to cool. Once cool, break up any large chunks to serve
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For a Gift, I love to present these in a mason jar with fabric and ribbon and homemade labels: