Sugared almonds for your Holiday Party

nuts2Imagine a warm roaring fire, friends and family trimming  the christmas tree and feasting on these nuts.  They are delicious and addictive.  I found the original recipe in Better Homes and Gardens Cookbook, but made some adjustments.  This batch is flavored with cinnamon, but you can easily adjust the flavor by adding spices such as chili powder and paprika or orange zest.  I will be making another batch and adding it to my cookies packages that I will be sending to loved ones this year.

Sugared Almonds

4 cups toasted nuts (I used Almonds)

1 egg white

1 tsp water

2/3 cup granulated sugar

2/3 cup brown sugar

2 tsp cinnamon

1/2 tsp salt

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.  Place egg white and water in a bowl and beat to stiff peaks.  Pour nuts into egg whites and mix until well covered.  Add brown sugar, white sugar and cinnamon to bowl with egg white and nuts mixture.  Stir until nuts are well covered with sugar and cinnamon.  Pour into a pan large enough so that nuts are in one layer.  Bake for 25 mins, stirring once.  Remove from oven and allow to cool.  Enjoy!

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5 Comments

  1. December 1, 2009 / 7:05 pm

    The perfect holiday treat! They are great with a little cayenne pepper or just as you made them.

  2. December 2, 2009 / 9:29 am

    I make something similar – and they always go (even if I want them to stay a little longer). Will try your recipe.

  3. December 2, 2009 / 9:31 am

    (Sorry if this is duplicate – it didn’t seem to”go”) Wanted to say how much I love these – and they always disappear (even if you wish to have some leftover for you to partake). Delicious!

  4. December 2, 2009 / 3:47 pm

    mmmm I love almonds! these sound like the perfect holiday treat