Saturday, October 8, 2011

Cinnamon Sugar Almonds

As a poor college student I spent many Saturdays window shopping in the Lubbock South Plains Mall, purposefully walking by the nut stand just to get a sample and thus be tortured by the aroma of sweet cinnamon almonds. I couldn't afford to buy a whole bag; after all, I could practically buy a pair of shoes for what I'd inhale in less than three minutes. So naturally I was thrilled to stumble upon this and make these little yummies for a much cheaper price. We found a three pound bag of almonds at Sams for $9 and already had the rest, so we were set.
You should smell our apartment! It smells like Santa's workshop. We're in heaven.
Ingredients:
1 cup sugar
3 cups raw almonds (or any other nut)
1/2 Tablespoon cinnamon
1/4 cup water
tsp salt


Directions:
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.

4 comments:

  1. Seriously, I LOVE your blog. I have just spent that last hour reading all of your posts, pinning my little fingers away, and I can stop commenting.

    Sorry for the overload of comments you are getting in your inbox :)

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  2. Thank you so much for all your sweet, sweet comments Katie! Totally made my day!! I'm headed over to My Darling Days right now :)

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  3. These are awesome. Do you think you can substitute with brown sugar

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  4. These are awesome. Do you think you can substitute with brown sugar

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