Monday, January 17, 2011

Sugared Almonds

Do you have those vendors in your mall around Christmas time?  The ones who make the fresh roasted sugared nuts??  I miss those.  We don't have them around here.  But when we lived in Michigan, they were everywhere!  And I loooooooooved the smell of the roasting and the cinnamon...mmmm.... Oh.  Sorry, got lost there for a moment.  

So I've been craving these since before Christmas!  There was a holiday version out by Planters (Creme Brulee Almonds, I believe) and I ate almost an entire container by myself.  I figured there MUST be a way I can make these myself whenever I want!  And THERE IS!!  I figured it out, and I made these tonight...and let me tell you: my kitchen smelled DIVINE!!!  So very, very yummy.

Baking in the oven...mmmm....can you smell it??

The Final Product, after baking, cooling & breaking into pieces:

1 lb. nuts (I used almonds, but you can substitute whatever kind you like)
1 egg white
1 Tbs. water
1 c. sugar
1/2 Tbs. cinnamon
1 pinch salt

Preheat oven to 300.
In large bowl, whisk together egg white and water.  Add nuts and stir together.  Add sugar, cinnamon and salt and stir until nuts are completely coated with mixture.  Spread onto foil-lined pan.

Bake for 15 minutes; stir and then bake an additional 15 minutes.  Let cool and break up with a spoon.  Keep in airtight container.

1 comment:

  1. Gonna have to try this recipe soon!! My boys love candied almonds as well but the bags they come in are sooo small for what u pay (4 growing boys here). Thanks for the recipe!!