You should smell our apartment! It smells like Santa's workshop. We're in heaven.
1 cup sugar
3 cups raw almonds (or any other nut)
1/2 Tablespoon cinnamon
1/4 cup water
In a large skillet combine the sugar, salt, cinnamon and water. Add the almonds and stir constantly with a spoon over medium heat, coating the almonds with the syrupy mixture. Keep stirring until the sugar crystallizes; should take about ten minutes. Remove the pan from heat and scoop the almonds onto wax or parchment paper. Let the almonds cool before serving. These should last for up to a month, but likely won't be around more than a day or two!
They will look like this in the beginning...the mixture will be very syrupy.
After 8-10 minutes of stirring, it should start looking like this...
When the sugar has completely coated the almonds you're ready to transport them to the wax paper or foil.
Om. nom. nom. nom.
These would make such a tasty holiday treat....they will definitely be making a comeback in our kitchen come Christmas time (if not sooner). Zach and I keep saying "At least they're sorta healthy". We'll just keep telling ourselves that.