Sunday, December 2, 2012

Candied Almonds

Don't you just love that heavenly scent of sugar coated almonds, pecans, and cashews that you find at fairs and malls?!?  It is probably one of my most favorite smells ever!  Sugar and vanilla with a hint of cinnamon.  Not to mention how deliciously yummy the candied nuts are.

Once you find out how easy these are to make I know you will want to give it a try.  Not to mention they make great gifts for the holidays.  They are still sweet and sugary, but are a nice change from all the cookies and rich desserts that handed out this time of year.  Or you could enjoy them all to yourself :)  I promise I won't judge ;)


Candied Almonds
1 lb almonds (about 3-1/2 cups)
1 egg white
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
2 TBS cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground allspice
1/4 tsp salt

  • Preheat oven to 250 degrees and lightly grease a large cookie sheet (or two if you can't get your almonds to fit in a single layer)
  • Place the almonds in a large mixing bowl and set aside
  • In a medium mixing bowl mix sugars, cinnamon, allspice, and salt then set aside
  • In a small bowl beat the egg white until frothy (about 3 minutes)
  • Add vanilla and mix until well blended
  • Pour egg mixture over almonds and toss to coat evenly
  • Pour sugar mixture over almonds and gently stir to coat all the almonds
  • Place almonds in a single layer on the prepared cookie sheet
  • Bake for about 2 hours gently stirring every 20 minutes
  • When cooled pack in an airtight jar
Not to difficult at all.  It takes some babying, but it is well worth it and your house will smell amazing!

Below is the nutritional value per serving.  This recipe yields approximately 16 servings.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 54 g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
251
Calories from Fat
126
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
14.0g
22%
Saturated Fat
1.1g
5%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
41mg
2%
Total Carbohydrates
28.4g
9%
Dietary Fiber
3.9g
16%
Sugars
22.5g
Protein
6.3g
Vitamin A 0%Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 9%Iron 7%
Nutrition Grade C
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional Analysis

Good points
Bad points
  • Very high in sugar
  • Contains alcohol


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14 comments:

  1. These look yummy. And a great idea for little gifts!

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    1. When everyone found out I was making them I started getting requests. The best part is you can tailor this to their favorites. Use pecans, cashews, peanuts, macadamia nuts, etc.

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  2. I've never tried using almonds. Great idea--especially since my mom is (I hate to say it) nuts about almonds. The recipe I use for candied pecans doesn't have vanilla and I think I've been missing out all these years.
    Thank you for joining See Ya in the Gumbo this week!

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    1. I think vanilla is a great addition :) Hope you have a wonderful week!

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  3. Love this one! I am German and we eat them all year!
    I would love to have you share them at Wednesday Extravaganza - my Foodie Link Party with a special something! Here is the link: http://www.hungrylittlegirl.com/1/post/2012/12/wednesday-extravaganza-7-christmas-giveaway.html

    Can't wait to see you there :)

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    1. I can eat them all the time too! They are so yummy and easy :) I will definitely head on over and check out your party!

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  4. Looks so yummy! This is a great gift idea too. Visiting from DearCreatives.com

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  5. Oh my, these look delicious. I would love for you to link up to my Tasty Thursdays link party going on right now. Thanks, Nichi
    http://mandatorymooch.blogspot.com/2012/12/tasty-thursdays-20.html

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  6. Thank you for linking up with the Clever Chicks this week; I hope you’ll join us again!

    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick
    http://www.The-Chicken-Chick.com

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  7. Erika,
    Your Candied Almonds look like a great snack for this entertaining season, I don't know we might just eat all of them before they every make it to the party. Hope you have a great week and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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    1. I definitely know how that goes. We love them here. Definitely a favorite snack :)

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