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Sweet and Savory Almonds

Sweet and savory almonds are toasted with cinnamon sugar, sea salt, and thyme for a great flavor combination.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Servings: 1 cup
Author: Ellen


  • 1 cup whole almonds
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 TBS cinnamon
  • 2 to 4 sprigs thyme (use the leaves only)
  • 2 pinches sea salt


  • Mix sugars and cinnamon together
  • Heat on your stovetop a medium saucepan on medium low to low heat
  • Spread your cinnamon sugar all over the inside of your saucepan
  • Toss in your almonds and stir in the cinnamon sugar
  • Over medium low heat, continue to stir the almonds and sugar together for several minutes
  • Constantly stirring to ensure no burning of the sugars or the almonds
  • Sprinkle over the almonds and cinnamon sugar the sea salt
  • Stir to coat the almonds
  • Sprinkle your thyme leaves over the almonds
  • Continue to stir and cinnamon sugar will start to crystallize/melt and coat your almonds
  • Once sugar appears to melt completely and coated the almonds remove from heat
  • Lay parchment paper on your counter and spread nuts/sugar all over the parchment paper to cool
  • (you will have some crystallized sugar not attached to the nuts, just mix it all together to enjoy)