No-Cook 10-Minute Cashew Nuggets Treat

Need a little salty and sweet pick-me-up treat to get you through the day with a smile?

You’re busy…working hard…getting kind of hungry…and a handful of nuts, a dry slab of beef jerky, or raw veggie sticks just doesn’t sound all that appealing…

Well how does this grab you: No-Cook 10-minute Cashew Nuggets!

This is a simple, gluten-free recipe with a sweet reward – in minutes you can whip together a much healthier version of something that tastes a whole lot like a PayDay candy bar.

And bonus, there’s only a tablespoon of raw honey in the whole batch. Just don’t over indulge – there’s a good bit of sunflower seed butter in these. [av_sidebar widget_area=’Lockerdome’ av_uid=’av-22ixq0′]

I love (or I should say used to love) PayDay candy bars. I really like the taste of salty and sweet together.

That’s what inspired me to come up with this easy recipe. And to me, it’s the peanut-like flavor these have that really put them over the top.

Take a little break and make these golden nuggets of goodness…guaranteed to put a smile on your face! :)


No-Cook 10-Minute Cashew Nuggets Recipe

No-Cook 10-Minute Cashew Nuggets Recipe


  • 1/4 cup of sunflower seed butter (we used Trader Joe's brand)
  • 2 tbs of coconut oil, softened
  • 2 tbs of coconut butter
  • 1 tbs of honey
  • 1/2 tsp of pure vanilla
  • 1/8 tsp of salt (taste mixture without salt first to be sure it needs it)
  • 1 cup of cashew pieces


  1. In a mixing bowl, combine ingredients above ( except the cashews )
  2. Once thoroughly mixed, stir in the cashews
  3. Line a shallow pan or baking dish with parchment paper (we used a 7" x 5" Pyrex dish)
  4. Spoon in mixture to form an even layer
  5. Place in freezer until mixture solidifies
  6. Serve and enjoy
  7. Keep refrigerated (these will melt at room temperature)

Join the Conversation

  1. These look delicious! Is the Trader Joe’s sunflower seed butter sweetened?

    1. This is a tasty little treat! You know, it’s been so long since I’ve purchased TJ’s sunflower seed butter, I don’t remember the exact ingredients. These days, I just make my own seed and nut butters fresh with my blender. :)

      1. Nice! Do you use water to blend them or just the nuts? I haven’t tried that!

        1. Just the seeds and a good blender is about all you need. If they don’t blend as well as you would like, you can add a tiny bit of coconut oil to make the sunflower seed butter creamier. Hope that helps Kristin :)

  2. WOW!!! Much simpler than my Paleo Snickers! These are next on my list, but I’ll have to make a few adjustments. Thanks for getting my wheels spinning :)

  3. Where do you find coconut butter?

    1. I get mine on Amazon. :)

  4. How tasty and great do these look?! I love that they look like a ‘normal’ treat

    1. :) They are ‘normal’ and yummy! Give them a try. Super easy and good!

  5. How big of a piece would you say is a serving size? Theses sounds very good.

    1. About a 2 inch square.

  6. Did you use raw or toasted cashews?

    1. Judy, I used toasted because i was kinda trying to make a treat similar to a payday candy bar.

  7. Can I use almonds instead of cashews? How about macadamia nuts (lightly roasted, no salt added)?

    1. Sure! Either sounds awesome!

  8. Chrissy, I allow cashews into my diet on occasion. I’m 90% paleo and this is just a fun treat.

  9. Cashews are not really Paleo??????

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