Spicy (or not) Taco Nuts!


Ok, if you take nothing else from this blog, THESE are worth making. They are EASY, and a great snack and party favor. Everyone I have given these to has really loved them, and they can be wonderfully addictive. A MUST TRY!!!

I made my own taco seasoning, and then made it into a roasted cashew creation.  It was easy and so tasty.  I had to force myself to stop shoving them in my mouth on my way out the door.


  • 1 lb raw organic cashews
  • 3 Tbsp fat (I used bacon fat but you can use lard, coconut oil, avocado oil…)
  • 1 Tbsp chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp dried oregano
  • 1.5 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp crushed red pepper (optional)
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper

In a bowl, combine all spices. In a large skillet, melt the bacon fat (or other chosen fat or oil) over medium high heat. Add the cashews, stirring occasionally. They should get a nice, toasty brown color to them. Keep an eye on them so that they do not burn. You don’t want them pale at all, so keep stirring until they’re getting brown and toasty on all sides. Turn off the heat and stir in the spice mixture to evenly coat the nuts.  Pour nuts onto paper towels to cool completely.


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