Maple Almond Cashew Nut Clusters are a light and crisp treat. Almonds and cashews are mixed with tahini + maple syrup, then sprinkled with sesame seeds and salt. Baked into a cookie cluster or as a full slab to crack a piece off for your snacking pleasure.
Light and crispy, these nut clusters have just enough sweetness to call it a cookie and are healthy enough to eat everyday! Gluten free and vegan, they’re packed with healthy nuts that deliver that sweet and salty addictive crunch.
The secret to this light, crispy texture is the coating ratio – just enough maple syrup and tahini coats the nuts with a thin layer that bakes into that crispy layer holding the clusters together.
In fact, the sugar coating is so thin, it just doesn’t seem like it’s going to hold together at first. But after baking, the sugars crystallize and hold these clusters together very delicately. It doesn’t take much force to break off a piece! And you know the foodie rule: if you break it, you eat it!
How to Make Maple Nut Clusters
- The first step is a quick mix.
- Then decide how you’d like to shape them.
1) Bake in one large clump or 2) Shape into individual clusters.
The clusters take less time to bake and create more crispy edges than baking the full sheet. Although there is something to be said about breaking off a big, craggily piece – it’s somehow more enticing. You decide!
- Sprinkle with salt and sesame seeds.
Black sesame seeds make the prettiest contrast.
Then let cool to firm up before you move them to an airtight container.
Maple Almond Cashew Clusters are a tasty snack to tote around in your purse, keep at your desk or on your kitchen countertop.
I hope you enjoy them!
Almonds and cashews are mixed with tahini + maple syrup, then sprinkled with sesame seeds and salt. Maple Almond Cashew Clusters are a light and crisp treat.
Heat oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper (check out this reusable parchment that I love!)
In a bowl, stir together cashews, almonds, tahini and maple syrup.
Spread on baking sheet as either one large clump as a single layer or as individual cookie rounds.
Sprinkle with sesame seeds and sea salt.
Bake until golden brown around the edges. About 12-15 min for individuals rounds OR 20-25 min for the large clump. Be careful not to burn them!
Remove from oven and let cool.
Store in an airtight container.
Take this up a notch - drizzle the top with dark chocolate for a decadent nutty treat!
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