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5 from 13 votes

Vanilla Cinnamon Candied Almonds

You can make these vanilla cinnamon candied almonds right at home, for a fraction of the price you'd pay at a festival, and they taste even better!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Servings: 6 1/2 cup servings
Author: The Chunky Chef

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar packed
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla bean paste (or vanilla extract)
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 lb whole, raw almonds

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 250 degrees F.  Line a large, rimmed baking sheet with foil and spray lightly with non-stick cooking spray.  Set aside.
  • To a small mixing bowl, add both sugars, cinnamon, salt and ginger and stir to combine.  Set aside.
  • Add egg white to a larger mixing bowl and beat with hand mixer until frothy.  Add vanilla bean paste and beat again to combine.  This can be done with a whisk, but will take longer.
  • Add almonds to bowl with the egg whites and stir to combine.  Add sugar mixture and stir again to combine.
  • Spread almonds out in a single, even layer on prepared baking sheet.  Bake for 1 hour, stirring almonds every 15 minutes.
  • After almonds have baked an hour, taste one almond to check for desired crispiness.  Adjust baking time per your tastes.
  • Let almonds cool, uncovered.
  • Nuts can be served warm or at room temperature.  Store in an airtight container at room temperature for 1-2 weeks.