Cashew + Sesame + Cranberry Clusters

This delicious go-to snack has been on repeat at my house. It’s so good, and even better, it’s so easy to make! You can make it in bulk and it will last for quite a while (because that’s the way I roll these days). Nuts are always make for good snackin’ because of their loads of benefits: high in fat (the good kind), low in carbs and a great source of several nutrients, including vitamin E, magnesium and selenium. Read more about nuts in this article

So, get snackin’!


Cashew + Sesame + Cranberry Clusters

Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Prep time: 3 min
Cook time: 7 min
Total time: 10 min


  • 2 cups raw cashews
  • 1/2 cup sesame seeds
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 3 tbsp sugar


  1. Heat a medium skillet over medium high heat

  2. Add the cashews to toast, tossing occasionally to prevent burning

  3. Remove the cashews and place on a large plate

  4. Put the skillet back on the burner and add the sugar. Once the sugar starts to liquify (this won't take long, so keep an eye out- you don't want it to burn!) add the cashews, sesame seeds, and cranberries

  5. Toss the nuts quickly in the sugar until well coated with the sugar

  6. Remove from heat and transfer the nut mixture into a large bowl to cool


* Recipe adapted from Dishing Up the Dirt

Items from this recipe that can be purchased in my Vittle Shop:

raw cashews
sesame seeds
dried cranberries

** NOTE: the Eden dried cranberries that I use are fantastic! They are sweetened with apple juice instead of artificial sugars + sweeteners like those you might find in the grocery store. Start to be aware of your sugar intake 🙂

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