These are *THE* roasted nuts. You know the ones….you’re at the theatre or the mall, minding your own business, when all of a sudden you smell their heavenly aroma wafting through the air and can hardly ignore it. So you find out where the smell is coming from, and find out that the almonds are outrageously priced. Been there, done that. And bought the nuts anyway, ha! With three kids & a husband to share, that little paper cone of nuts doesn’t go very far, so after a sampling left me hungry for more sugared almonds, I (Becca) decided to learn to make my own. I consulted google, of course, and used a combination of several different recipes to come up with this one that we love! Be sure and start with raw, unsalted almonds, not ones that are already salted & roasted.
I think these would make a great gift dressed up in some pretty packaging. They’re also far more mail-friendly than cookies or something, we made a batch to send to friends in Japan. Add some easy homemade Mocha Mix & you’ll have a great gift anyone would enjoy!
1 lb. unroasted, unsalted almonds
1 egg white
1 1/2 tsp. real vanilla extract
1/2 cup brown sugar, packed (I prefer dark, but light is fine also)
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
Preheat oven to 250.
In large mixing bowl, beat egg white until frothy; add vanilla.
Pour in almonds, and stir well to coat.
In a separate, small bowl, stir brown sugar, white sugar, salt, and cinnamon together until well mixed.
Sprinkle the cinnamon sugar mixture over the almonds and gently stir until the almonds are evenly coated.
Spread almonds in a single layer onto a lightly greased large cookie sheet with edges.
Bake at 250 for 1 hour, using a wide spatula to gently stir the almonds every 20 minutes.
Find more delicious recipes at Thrice The Spice.
The recipe that was the most helpful to me is here.