We Celebrated a great weekend a few weeks ago enjoying Strawberry Days in Glenwood Springs. It’s a great time, although there are LOTS of people and it was really hot. One thing we love about the festivals is the cinnamon almonds you can get still warm.
What I DON’T like is when I end up with a stale batch, or pay $6 for about 1/3 of a cup of almonds. I figured it cant be that hard to make them….so I dug around for a recipe.
This year we also tried some Vanilla Almonds – wow were those good. I put them together, they were a real success as far as I am concerned. The family is giving them 2 thumbs up also. They only take a few minutes, and are totally worth it. Feel free to half the recipe if you dont want to do 3 cups of almonds at once.
Maddie & I made these tonight – it was super easy and they taste great. Our next attempt will be walnuts or pecans – I want to be sure I get some fresh ones before I try it though.
Here are the simple 4 ingredient directions, give them a try yourself
- 1 C Sugar
- 3 C Raw Almonds
- 1/2 Tbsp. Cinnamon & 1/4 C Water (for Cinnamon almonds)
- 2 Tbsp Good Vanilla & 2 Tbsp Water (for Vanilla almonds)
- Put Sugar, Cinnamon & water in a shallow frying pan that will allow you to layer the almonds in a single layer
- When the sugar starts to dissolve dump in the almonds
- Continue stirring until the sugar starts to crystallize
- Dump on parchment and let cool a bit until all liquid is crystallized
- Once the sugar starts to cool, smush the almonds around in the soft sugar until it coats the nuts