C

Cinnamon Sugar Almonds

Cinnamon Sugar Almonds - Easy cinnamon sugar almonds. 5 minutes of prep time plus one hour of baking equals completely addictive, crunchy, candied almonds. The best kind of snack!

Easy cinnamon sugar almonds. 5 minutes of prep time plus one hour of baking equals completely addictive, crunchy, candied almonds.  The best kind of snack!

I think candied nuts might possibly be the most addictive snack ever invented.

These cinnamon sugar almonds are incredible, and definitely addictive.

Cinnamon Sugar Almonds - Easy cinnamon sugar almonds. 5 minutes of prep time plus one hour of baking equals completely addictive, crunchy, candied almonds. The best kind of snack!

Whenever I make these, they are virtually impossible to stop eating.

We have to hide them from ourselves to ensure they aren’t all gone immediately, if not sooner.

Or give them away since we clearly can’t be trusted in the same house as these little treats.

Cinnamon Sugar Almonds - Easy cinnamon sugar almonds. 5 minutes of prep time plus one hour of baking equals completely addictive, crunchy, candied almonds. The best kind of snack!

Candied nuts aren’t something that I remember having much growing up.

The first time I remember having them was when I spent 6 months in Germany at Bible College.  I was there over the Christmas season, and was wowed by the Christmas markets.

They were so neat, and if I’m ever in Germany again, I kind of hope it’s near Christmas just so I can go to those markets again!  We don’t have anything like that here.

Cinnamon Sugar Almonds - Easy cinnamon sugar almonds. 5 minutes of prep time plus one hour of baking equals completely addictive, crunchy, candied almonds. The best kind of snack!

The one kiosk that we all spent far too much money at was the one making candied nuts.  They were completely amazing.

Warm, freshly made candied nuts served in a paper cone while walking around on cobblestone streets with Christmas music playing.

Amazing.  That paper cone was always empty far too quickly though!

Cinnamon Sugar Almonds - Easy cinnamon sugar almonds. 5 minutes of prep time plus one hour of baking equals completely addictive, crunchy, candied almonds. The best kind of snack!

Now that I’ve discovered the complete simplicity and ease of making these cinnamon sugar almonds at home, that’s one memory I can easily relive.  These are pretty close.

We’re not eating them out of paper cones, hot from the pan, while walking through the crisp night air over cobblestone streets.

But you can’t have everything.

I could make some paper cones I suppose.  And it’s cold outside.

We could go for a walk.  It’d be exactly the same, right?

Well, at least the almonds will be just as amazing!

Yield: 3 cups

Cinnamon Sugar Almonds

Cinnamon Sugar Almonds - Easy cinnamon sugar almonds. 5 minutes of prep time plus one hour of baking equals completely addictive, crunchy, candied almonds. The best kind of snack!

These easy to make candied almonds make the perfect snack!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, lightly packed
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg white
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 cups almonds

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 250 degrees F.
  2. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. In a large bowl, mix together the brown sugar, granulated sugar, cinnamon and salt until well combined.
  4. In another bowl, whisk together the egg white and vanilla until frothy.
  5. Add the almonds to the bowl of frothy egg whites and toss until the nuts are completely coated.
  6. Pour the coated nuts into the bowl with the cinnamon sugar mixture and toss until they are well coated.
  7. Pour the nuts onto the prepared baking sheet and spread them out evenly.
  8. Bake for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes.
  9. Allow the nuts to cool completely on the baking sheet.
  10. Store in an airtight container at room temperature for 2-3 weeks.

Recommended Products

This post contains affiliate links. As an Amazon Associate, I may receive a small commission from qualifying purchases.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12

Serving Size:

1/4 cup

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 276Total Fat: 19gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 16gCholesterol: 16mgSodium: 356mgCarbohydrates: 24gFiber: 4gSugar: 17gProtein: 8g

Nutrition Information is estimated based on ingredients used and may not be exact.

    1. Stacey says:

      I’ve never found that it takes the coating off, but I do stir them really gently. I use a flipper and basically just lift them up and move them around a bit. The only reason for it is so that you end up with mostly individual candied nuts, instead of having them all stuck together. If you don’t mind them being in clumps instead of individual nuts you could skip stirring them.

  1. Wendy says:

    I tried this recipe the other day and put the nuts in a little cones I made with scrap of paper. Brought them to my family early Christmas and they were a huge hit! Just made a second batch to bring to some friends on Christmas Eve.

    They’re so easy to make and only take a total of about an hour and a half between prep and cleanup. Definitely highly recommend!

  2. Debbie says:

    I would like to know if these can be made with Splenda brown sugar blend and Splenda sugar blend sweeteners for those who are diabetic?

  3. Kerri says:

    What kind of almonds do you buy to make this with? I tried and failed miserably a different recipe. I have been wanting to try again but be sure that I don’t mess up.

    Thx!

    1. Stacey says:

      I just buy whole almonds that still have the skin on them, with no salt or anything. Whole roasted almonds I think is what the bag said. I always get the big bag at Costco! Hope you like these!

  4. Valerie says:

    my candied nuts go in a feed bag..haha love these but then I’m hooked on Spiced nuts ,
    3 alarm almonds , Polynesian nuts , candied pecan snacks , Chocolate nuts , as you can see anything nuts.
    I usually buy about a dozen small tins at A time and put a variety of nuts in each tin..
    they don’t have too be just a Christmas treat .

  5. Roberta says:

    I can’t wait to make these tomorrow & take them to my sister’s to enjoy Christmas Eve! She said not to bring anything, but this would be such a great addition to the ‘spread’, and we’ll be really hungry by the time the Christmas Eve Service is over at 7:30, so we’ll NEED the extra protein, right?
    I really enjoy your blog, Stacey, and this one was particularly fun to read! You might be on your way to becoming a writer – if you DO take off in that direction, I hope you’ll continue to keep offering these great recipes!

    1. stacey says:

      Thanks so much! Have a great Christmas, hope you like the almonds! I actually made more yesterday for some gifts and had a very happy family. Highly addictive little things!

    1. stacey says:

      That was actually a toss up when I pulled out stuff to make them, almonds or pecans! But I went with almonds cause they’re my favourite! I’m definitely planning on trying it with pecans next time. Let me know if it’s good with them if you try it!

  6. Wow – these look sooooo good! The pics are gorgeous too! I couldn’t agree more – candied nuts are so addictive. They are a dangerous snack to be hooked on too because they are little calorie bombs. Haha! In small doses, kinda healthy, but I am prone to going overboard! Lol! These look wonderful!

    1. stacey says:

      It’s a bit insane how quickly they are disappearing here! Definitely not something that can be made too often – Christmas treat for sure! Thanks Erin!

    1. stacey says:

      You need to try making them if you love them Annie – so easy, I was shocked how easy it was! Although, like I said, rather dangerous! 🙂

    1. stacey says:

      Thanks Sarah! We’ve already decided that I can’t make them again anytime soon – far too dangerous! Lovely Christmas treat thought! Thanks for the pin!

  7. CakeSpy says:

    I bake so much that I typically don’t have trouble avoiding my sweets. But when I make something like this…I just practically need to put a muzzle on myself. I don’t know if this is a case for making these or avoiding them!!! Gosh they sound and look SO good.

    1. stacey says:

      Haha, I had the same debate with myself before making them! Do I really want those in the house?! It’s Christmas, it’s okay! Thanks!

    1. stacey says:

      Haha, funny you said that, as I was snacking on them last night I was thinking about all the different things I could add to these things to change them up! Chili powder was definitely on the list! I’ll have to try it. Thanks Dannii!

  8. Candied nuts are definitely one of the most addicting snacks! I didn’t have these much growing up either, only when we would find a stand when on vacation. But now, my mall has a little kiosk that sells these…go figure! I love making cinnamon sugar nuts too, they always disappear so fast in my house! And these would make perfect gifts, too. Such a great idea, Stacey!

    1. stacey says:

      Thanks so much Gayle! It’s probably good that there’s no little kiosk at our mall selling these things fresh – at least making them I won’t let myself do it too often! And yes, perfect gifts, although I’m sensing they aren’t going to last long enough to gift and I’ll have to make more! 🙂

    1. stacey says:

      I know right?! That’s exactly what I said! And then I bought them. And ate them really, really quickly. But these almonds were pretty awesome too! Thanks for the pin Taylor!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *