Candied almonds are so handy to have around this time of year. You can give them as gifts, serve them at parties and sprinkle them on salads. And there are so many different ways to make them! I really like these Cinnamon Vanilla Candied Almonds.
Sweet Almond Butter
And in addition to all those things, you can grind them into a non-clumpy, non-grainy sweet almond butter. These almonds really are sweet, so if you do grind them into butter I suggest throwing in an equal part of unsweetened almonds to balance the sweetness. That’s up to you, but the candied almonds should transform into a creamy butter and not clump up, which is what always happens when I try to add honey or maple syrup to unsweetened ground almond butter.
Cinnamon Vanilla Candied Almonds Nielsen Massey
So serve the almonds as is or grind them into butter. The original recipe is from Nielsen Massey. My family liked the almonds made with the full amount of sugar, but I think they might better with a tad bit less.
Cinnamon Vanilla Almonds
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
- 1 egg white
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract or vanilla bean paste
- 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
- 3 cups whole almonds
- Preheat oven to 250 degrees F. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper or nonstick foil.
- In a medium bowl, combine sugars, cinnamon, salt and cayenne pepper; set aside.
- In a large bowl, whisk egg white until frothy, then whisk in vanilla and almond extracts. Add almonds and stir to coat. Then add about 3/4 of the sugar mixture and stir well. If you feel like the almonds need more sugar mixture, stir in the rest.
- Bake at 250 for 65-75 minutes, gently stirring every 15 minutes.
- Let cool completely and keep in an airtight container.
I’ve never made candied almonds in the crock pot, but I just did a Google check and there are a few different recipes. Betty Crocker has one that’s similar to this one. Now I want to try. Thanks for the idea :).
I noticed they also have a recipe for Chex Mix made in the slow cooker.
could you do this in a crock pot? if so, how long would you leave it on low?
Maria @ kitchenathoskins
Love the almond butter idea. We always stir in honey with regular almond butter to sweeten. This sounds very interesting!
I love the idea to make these into a sweet almond butter, which also sounds like a great gift idea 🙂
Fixed! I meant to change that and forgot. I have almond paste on the brain because I need to buy some for Rainbow Cookies.
It says almond paste in the description but I don’t see it in the ingredient list.