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candied almonds

Cinnamon Vanilla Almonds

These are sweet, spicy, almonds flavored with vanilla extract and almond extract. This recipe calls for a very generous amount of sugar mixture, so feel free to use less. I recommend pouring in about 3/4 of the sugar mixture, then adding the rest if you feel the almonds need more coating.
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword Candied Almonds, Cinnamon Vanilla
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 12
Author Anna
Cost 5


  • 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.