Cashew Triangles

Cashew Triangles ~ A little bit salty.  A little bit sweet.  The perfect combo.

A little bit salty.  A little bit sweet.  The perfect combo.

These cashew triangles are a shortbread type bar with nuts pressed on the top before baking and then drizzled with a bit of unsweetened chocolate after they’ve baked and cooled.  When I made these I considered using sweetened milk chocolate or semi-sweet chocolate because I thought the unsweetened chocolate would make the bars bitter.  In the end, though, I decided to trust the recipe and used unsweetened and I’m glad I did.  These bars are a great accompaniment to a favorite drink {coffee, tea, hot chocolate, etc.} or just great when you might want a little dessert snack that isn’t overly sweet.  I left some un-drizzled because Brent doesn’t like chocolate and they’re really good that way, too.

It’s a bit tricky to spread this dough so there are two methods that will make it easy:  either flour your hands or use plastic wrap layer over the dough and press with your hand.  I prefer the plastic wrap method because it doesn’t add additional flour to the dough.

Cashew Triangles

Cashew Triangles

Cashew Triangles


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 egg, separated
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon water
  • 1 cup chopped salted cashew nuts, macadamia nuts, or toasted almonds
  • 1-1/2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, melted


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Mix the butter, sugars, vanilla, and egg yolk.
  3. Stir in the salt and flour.
  4. Press the dough in an ungreased 9x13 baking dish. {Lay a piece of plastic wrap over the dough and then press on the wrap to spread out the dough.}
  5. Beat egg white and water; brush over the dough.
  6. Sprinkle with the nuts; press lightly to set the nuts into the top of the dough.
  7. Bake until light brown, about 23-25 minutes.
  8. Cool for 10 minutes.
  9. Cut into about 3-inch squares then cut each square diagonally into halves.
  10. Immediately remove from the pan; cool completely.
  11. Drizzle with chocolate. Let stand until the chocolate is set, about 2 hours.

Recipe source:  Betty Crocker’s Cookbook.


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2 Responses to Cashew Triangles

  1. Maureen September 2, 2014 at 7:07 am #

    Oh Lori! My husband is going to love these. He is a cashew fanatic!! We have a lady who sells freshly roasted cashews at our local farmers market and I buy a pound every Saturday. Cannot wait to try some in this recipe!

  2. Winnie September 8, 2014 at 12:52 am #

    I like these cashew triangles!!
    Should be very tasty – salted cashews with chocolate

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