Seasonal Recipe: No Bake Lemon Cashew Squares

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What happens when you combine the nutty, slightly salty deliciousness of cashews with a light and creamy tart lemon topping? The answer is the perfect springtime dessert. Take advantage of the yummy cashews in Hickory Farms Colossal Cashews Gift Tin to prepare one of our favorite recipes, delicious No Bake Lemon Cashew Squares.

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Start by preparing the base

Using a food processor, throw in a handful of your cashews, an equal amount of raw almonds and about 20 Medjool dates, making sure to remove the pits. Pulse the ingredients until you have a nice chop and everything is well mixed. To maintain a good texture, make sure you don’t pulse too much.

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After your mixture has reached the perfect consistency, add it to your baking dish and push down to spread the fruits and nuts evenly. Then, simply place the base in the freezer.

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Make the fluffy whipped topping

To add a burst of cashew flavor, you can incorporate more cashews into the topping. Start by soaking a couple cups of cashews in water for two hours. Then, rinse and drain the nuts. Place the soaked cashews in the food processor, along with lemon zest and lemon juice. To add a hint of the tropics, mix in a bit of coconut nectar and coconut oil. Finish with a vanilla bean flesh and process until smooth. Once you have a nice, fluffy consistency, stir in a can of coconut cream and process again until the mixture is super creamy.

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Now that you have your silky topping prepared, simply pour it over the base and place the whole thing in the refrigerator. Let your bars cool overnight, allowing them to solidify a bit. When you’re ready to serve, just cut your bars into squares and top with a little sprinkle of chopped cashews.


Whether you’re looking for an easy make-ahead dessert for entertaining or a simple weeknight treat for the family, these delicious bars are the perfect choice. With our Colossal Cashews Gift Tin and a delicious recipe, we’ll always have your next dessert covered.


March is National Peanut Month!

March is National Peanut Month, and here at Hickory Farms, we like to promote the health benefits of a wholesome diet supplemented by tasty nuts. Here are some of our favorite “health nut” facts that may surprise you.


Weight Control

A study done by the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition revealed that those choosing to add nuts to their daily diet don’t have to limit their consumption of tasty snacks in order to drop pounds and lose inches. Nuts are satisfying to eat and are nutritionally dense and high in fiber. As a result, your body metabolizes them slowly, making you feel fuller, longer.


Heart Healthy Foods

Eating nuts is also a great way to promote cardiovascular health. Research conducted at Harvard indicates that healthy men and those recovering from heart attack both benefit from eating peanuts, cashews, hazelnuts, almonds and Brazil nuts. Additionally, your immune system gets a welcome boost from high levels of magnesium and vitamins B and E if you eat almonds while experiencing stress.


Cancer Preventative

The American Association for Cancer Research has found that vitamin E in pistachios can be a cancer preventative. Vitamin E also prevents cognitive decline in senior citizens. High levels of folate in peanuts can also improve overall neural health, an important component in staving off dementia.

Peanuts – a Good Source of Antioxidants

Many people are surprised to learn that peanuts contain at least as many antioxidants as strawberries and blackberries, and far more than beets, carrots and apples. Peanuts are also a source of resveratrol, another antioxidant that helps us battle heart disease, cancer, degenerative diseases, Alzheimer’s and even some fungal and viral infections.


Introduce some healthy alternatives to your family’s snacking this spring. Hickory Farms Sweet & Salty Nut Sampler is packed with savory salted cashews and mixed nuts, along with chocolate-covered peanuts, butter toffee and honey roasted peanuts and cranberry and sesame nut mix.

To place your order, call 800.753.8558, or order online at 24 hours a day.


Top Anniversary Gifts for Him and Her

No matter when your anniversary is, Hickory Farms has got you covered with plenty of suggestions for gifts to delight your beloved. Below are a few of our favorites!

Gifts for Her

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This gorgeous, one-of-a-kind Russian amethyst is wrapped securely in 24 karat gold and swings from a lovely gold vermeil chain with hoops. It makes a wonderful gift of natural jewelry, and as amethyst is the gem for February, it’s perfect for anniversaries that fall during this month.


Break out your crystal glasses and Toast the Traditions with our Hickory Farms gift box full of pears and apples, summer sausage and cheese selections, sweet treats and nuts, as well as a bottle of La Crema Chardonnay. Curl up by the fireside for your own private celebration!

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Give her a special spa day at home with Amazon’s Art of Appreciation in a keepsake gift basket. Full of vanilla-scented spa products, she’ll feel loved and pampered.

Gifts for Him

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This Steampunk-inspired watch with a leather strap will remind him of you every time he glances at his wrist. Encased in stainless steel for durability, it also has a clear back.

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We love this personalized keychain bar inscribed with your message to him along with the date of your anniversary. It’s made of steel and aluminum and clips right to a belt loop, so he can keep track of his keys.


Hickory Farms Game Day Gatherings will fuel him through all those basketball and hockey games this winter. This combo of four of our favorite snack treats includes Beef and Turkey Summer Sausage, Bacon and Green Onion Spread, Olive Oil and Rosemary Crackers and our Mixed Nuts Gift Tin.

From the heartland of Ohio, Hickory Farms has been proud to be a part of your family’s cherished celebrations since 1951. We offer convenient online shopping and ship right to your door. You can also place your order via phone by calling 800.753.8558. Our quality and your satisfaction are always 100 percent guaranteed.