I love these things! I think they are surprisingly delicious. I make them to take to parties and things around this time of year and I think everyone passes by them thinking they are plain old almonds but once they taste them they are always surprised and love them! Without fail someone asks for the recipe. They remind me of the nuts they sell in the mall around Christmas time. I buy my almonds in bulk at Costco because I know we will be making lots of these at this time of the year. The best part about them is they are quick to make. My oven takes ten minutes to preheat and in that amount of time I can have these ready for the oven from start to finish! The original recipe came from allrecipes.com but I made changes to just about everything it calls for and added more ingredients as well. I hope you love them like I do!
Cinnamon Roasted Almonds
1 egg white
1 tsp. vanilla
3 cups whole almonds
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. salt
Preheat oven to 250 degrees. Lightly beat egg white, add vanilla and beat until soft peaks form. Add nuts and stir until well coated. In a gallon size zip-lock bag shake together (you may want to seal the bag first :o) the sugar, brown sugar, cinnamon and salt until well mixed. Add almonds and seal bag again and shake up until the almonds are all coated. Spread almonds evenly onto a lightly greased cookie sheet (I cover my pan in tin foil first and then grease it so there is no clean up!) . Bake for one hour stirring every fifteen minutes or so.
These make great neighbor gifts because they're something a little different. I used plastic icing bags and filled them up and tied them off with a ribbon and they're the perfect size. Not too much and not so little that you look cheap! Ha ha. Tell me if you try them because I know you will love them!
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