Salted Coconut Cashew Clusters

Salted Coconut Cashew Clusters

Salty meets sweet in these delectable salted coconut cashew clusters, made with a combination of wholesome, raw ingredients. Treat your loved ones to these decadent morsels on Valentine’s Day – or any day for that matter!

Valentine’s Day is that one day when we can give ourselves permission to indulge in just about every sweet treat known to man, without feeling overwhelmed with guilt the day after. Everything about this day is sweet, from kind words on homemade Valentine’s Day cards and arts and craft projects for the little ones, to date nights for moms and dads and decadent sweets treats. These salted coconut cashew clusters are just as sweet as any traditional treat, but they have a few more things going for them – they’re much healthier than store-bought treats, they’re packed with protein and naturally sweetened with honey, and the addition of pink Himalayan sea salt takes their flavour profile over the edge.

In retrospect, doubling (or even tripling) the recipe would have been a good idea, considering these delicious treats didn’t last longer than a day in my home. The best part of these salted coconut cashew clusters – besides the fact that they’re ah-mazing, is that the recipe is so simple and unbelievably quick to prepare. Simply throw the ingredients in a large bowl, mix together then pop in the oven for 15 minutes. These are by far one of the easiest Valentine’s Day treats I’ve prepared for the family – and they’ve earned themselves a spot on my healthy snack recipe rotation!

Salted Coconut Cashew Clusters

If you try this recipe (and love it!) be sure to snap a pic and tag me on Instagram with #bitesforfoodies so I can see your creation!

Looking for more delectable Valentine’s Day treats for the family? Try these:
Coconut Chocolate Balls
Vegan Spinach Brownies
Two Bite Chocolates

Salted Coconut Cashew Clusters

: 4-6 servings
: 5 min
: 10 min

Salty meets sweet in these delectable salted coconut cashew clusters, made with a combination of wholesome, raw ingredients. Treat your loved ones to these decadent morsels on Valentine’s Day – or any day for that matter! Valentine’s Day is that one day when we can give ourselves permission to indulge in just about every sweet treat …


Salted Coconut Cashew Clusters
    3 cups raw cashew halves, roughly chopped
  • 2 cups unsweetened large coconut flakes
  • 1/3 cup raw honey, melted
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla bean powder or 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 - 1/2 tsp pink Himalayan salt
  • 1/4 cup dark chocolate chips

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Combine the chopped cashews and coconut flakes with the honey in a large bowl. Add the vanilla bean and salt and mix gently with a wooden spoon until combined. Taste for seasoning and add more salt, if desired.

Transfer the mixture to a small baking sheet lined with parchment paper and pat down gently with the back of the spoon to about 1 inch thick. Bring in the sides to form a uniform rectangle.

Bake on the top rack for 10-12 minutes, tossing once after 5-7 minutes. After tossing pack the mixture together to form a rectangle and flatten until even and about 1 inch thick. Remove immediately from the oven after 10 minutes, stir again then reform into a uniform rectangle. The mixture will seem very loose but it will stick together once cooled. Allow to cool for at least 30 minutes. In the meantime, heat the chocolate chips in the microwave for 20-30 second intervals until just melted.

Drizzle the chocolate sauce evenly over the cashews and coconuts. Allow to cool for at least 20-30 minutes. Once cooled completely, break the rectangle into clusters. Store in the fridge in an air tight container for up to 2 weeks.

27 thoughts on “Salted Coconut Cashew Clusters”

  • YUM!!! This sounds so delicious and easy too. I’d love this!!!

  • Tatanisha Worthey 6 years ago

    My favorite way to eat chocolate is with nuts mixed in. I absolutely love when it turns into a healthier snack. I had to laugh when you said Valentine’s Day was your day to indulge a bit. It definitely was my day to indulge a bit as well and I assure you I had some chocolate and yes, it had some nuts in it, haha!

  • Those looked delicious! Plus, they’re so easy to make it seems. Thank you so much for sharing this. It absolutely looks like a great snack to munch on!

  • Cashews are delicious, and don’t really see them used as much in recipes. They taste so good covered in chocolate. I’d make this recipe in a heartbeat. I’ve never made anything with vanilla bean powder before, so that would be fun.

  • This looks so delicious. And it looks so easy to make. I will be trying this one!

  • OH MY GOSH! I am adding this to my must make list for this weekend. My kids love coconut and cashews so this would be a perfect snack/dessert for them. Looks so good.

  • What a delicous creation. And those flavors sweet and salty-that’s my favorite. I think I’m going to try this out over the weekend as my Mother really loves cashew clusters

  • This looks so decadent and yummy!!

  • I love anything with nuts, sugar and salt. These look yummy and filling. I’m really working hard at trying to be more aware of how much I eat. This would be a great snack or dessert.

  • Joseph 6 years ago

    Those look unbelievable delicious! Cashews are my favorite type of nut, then to add coconuts in the mixed is off the chain. The recipe seems pretty simple that’s why I like even more. Looks scrumptious! This is an all day snack for me.

  • These look delicious! I like the combination of chocolate and cashews! This definitely looks like something I can make up quick at home!

  • This looks incredible! Salted cashews are one of my favorite nuts. I think that salty/sweet is my favorite flavor combination! There is just something awesome about salt and chocolate. Especially dark chocolate!

  • Emerald 6 years ago

    Oh my goodness! These sound delicious and very similar to the Turtles candy that my husband loves, just have to add a wee bit of caramel. This recipe has such wholesome ingredients, I could make these as snacks for the kids! Thanks for the yummy recipe. 🙂

  • I love cashews–they’re my favorite nut. The idea of combing theme with some other tasty ingredients was genius. I plan on making these, but I doubt they’ll last very long. If they taste half as good as they look, they’ll be gone in a day.

  • These look delicious. I will definelty try these asap

  • I love cashews! This would be a great snack that my kids would also enjoy. Thanks for sharing!

  • Sweet AND salty is my favorite combo! I am going to make these soon! I love how easy you made it for us to do! Thank you!

  • Oh my goodness, this looks and sounds good. It’s always the easy to make treats like these that gt me in trouble. I love all three ingredients too. So this is one I would love to make. Yum!

  • Good to know! Guess I’ll have to make more asap 😉

  • Rose 6 years ago

    It was delicious…….only lasted 1 day.

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