These cinnamon sugar candied almonds are a delicious, crunchy, sweet treat. They’re only 6 ingredients and so easy to make!
These candied almonds are so crunchy, sweet, and delicious. They’re covered in a thick, crunchy cinnamon sugar coating. These are perfect for a sweet snack, or adding to some yummy salads, or even on top of baked goods!
The smell of them baking is one of my favorite smells ever, the sweet cinnamon and vanilla smell with the roasted nuts, mmm. It reminds me of Christmas, and Christmas markets, and it’s one of the best smells! These candied nuts are also a great snack option for the holidays, make a double, or triple batch and share them with your friends and neighbors for a great holiday treat!
Why you’ll love these candied nuts?
- Quick and Easy: These candied nuts are ready with just 10 minutes of prep, and a short time in the oven. You’ll be enjoying them in less than 1 hour.
- Simple Ingredients: Mostly pantry ready ingredients, just gran your favorite nuts from the store and whip these up. So much cheaper than candied nuts from the mall.
- Delicious: Crunchy, cinnamon, vanilla, sweet almonds!
- Versatile: Great for snacking, and topping a variety of recipes
Ingredients Needed to make Candied Almonds:
- egg white
- vanilla extract
- granulated sugar
- whole almonds
How to make Candied Almonds?
- In a medium sized bowl add the egg white, water and vanilla extract. Whip them together until the egg whites get nice and frothy.
- In another bowl combine the sugar, cinnamon and salt.
- Add the almonds to the egg whites and fold them together to carefully coat the almonds in the mixture without deflating the fluffy egg whites.
- Pour the cinnamon sugar mixture over the top and carefully stir them all together to cover the nuts in the sugar mixture.
- Spread the mixture onto a lined and greased baking pan.
- Bake the nuts for about 30 minutes, stirring them after 15 minutes.
- Let them cool completely, then remove from the pan and enjoy, or store for later.
Tips and Tricks:
- I like roughly chopping up the nuts before coating them in the cinnamon sugar mixture because it gets them even more covered in the sugary mixture, plus it makes it easier to add them to salads.
- Instead of almonds, you can use this recipe with any nut of your choice, walnuts, pecans, or cashews are also delicious. A mix of them is also great!
- You can substitute apple pie spice or pumpkin pie spice for the cinnamon for a tasty twist.
- Add a dash of cayenne pepper for a spicy kick.
- Use half brown sugar, half granulated (instead of all granulated) to add a little bit more of a caramel flavor to the nuts.
- Double the recipe if you want to have extra for a party, or for packaging up in bags for holiday gifts.
How to store candied almonds?
After these sugar roasted almonds have cooled down, they can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 weeks. The nuts may soften a bit the longer they sit, but they are should still taste delicious. Just make sure to make them fresh, or the day before if you want to serve them at an event.
How to use candied almonds?
- As a snack
- Adding to salads
- On top of ice cream
- On top of cakes or cupcakes (especially our pumpkin better than cupcake!)
- On cheeseboards
- Gifting for the holidays
These candied almonds are the perfect sweet and crunchy treat. They’re great for a snack, for the holidays, or for adding to your favorite recipes. They’re practically addictive and you won’t be able to stop snacking on them.
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- 1 egg white
- 1 TBS water
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 3 cups almonds
- Preheat the oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a baking pan with parchment paper.
- Beat the egg white in a medium sized bowl till frothy.
- Stir in the vanilla extract.
- Add in the almonds, and stir to coat them in the egg white mixture.
- In another bowl, stir together the granulated sugar, brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt.
- Add the sugar mixture to the nuts and stir to coat them.
- Pour the almonds onto the prepared baking sheet.
- Bake for about 30-40 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes. Check often the last 10 minutes.
- Allow the nuts to cool completely before eating or using in recipes.
These candied almonds were first posted on July 26, 2013. The photos and text were updated for clarity on April 27, 2022.