Cinnamon & Vanilla Almonds

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.

Festival Cinnamon Almonds Recipe

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

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Cinnamon & Vanilla Almonds

Author Carrie Hill

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  1. Put Sugar, Cinnamon & water in a shallow frying pan that will allow you to layer the almonds in a single layer
  2. When the sugar starts to dissolve dump in the almonds
  3. Continue stirring until the sugar starts to crystallize
  4. Dump on parchment and let cool a bit until all liquid is crystallized
  5. Once the sugar starts to cool, smush the almonds around in the soft sugar until it coats the nuts

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