How to make candied almonds

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How to make candied almonds

These Easy Candied Almonds only contain 5 ingredients and are made on the stovetop in 15 minutes flat! They’re the perfect salad topper or snack! Vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free & paleo-friendly!

How to make candied almonds

I’m a firm believer that every salad needs a little nutty crunch to make it truly great.

Enter these Easy Candied Almonds! They are made with only 5 ingredients in 15 minutes and are the perfect sweet and salty addition to any and every bowl of leafy greens!

I have made this recipe more times than I can count, because we eat a lot of salad around here! My all-time favorite salad topper are these candied pecans, however I don’t always have a full hour to get food on the table ?!

So when it’s time for salad now, these Easy Candied Almonds are the perfect recipe to have in your tool belt! They are also super healthy! We’re talking gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan AND paleo-friendly! A great way to add a delicious dash of protein and splash of pizazz to any salad!

How to make candied almonds

I wanted to share a few notes about making this recipe with you to help ensure your candied-nut-making success!

1. Stir. a lot.

. These Easy Candied Almonds need to be stirred pretty constantly to keep them from burning. Use a wooden spatula (like the one pictured below) or a regular spatula and flip the nuts over as you stir!

2. Watch them carefully.

These nuts go from uncooked to burnt in the blink of an eye. Do not walk away from the pan! It takes a little while for them to start browning, but once it starts it happens very quickly!

How to make candied almonds

3. Cool Completely.

These almonds get crunchier as they cool! Pour them onto a large baking sheet so they can cool completely before breaking them apart to enjoy or store for later! I recommend lining your baking sheet with waxed paper for easy removal, unless your pan is very seasoned!

4. How to store candied nuts

Store these at room temperature for up to 4 days. If they loose their crunchiness easily restore it by tossing them in a frying pan for a minute or two or in the oven turned to warm and let them cool again!

Serving suggestions:

  • Serve with this balsamic vinaigrette on a salad for a delicious combo.
  • Sprinkle some on these roasted beets! SO GOOD!
  • Add a few to this burrata salad or this roasted vegetable quinoa salad!
  • Sprinkle some on top of these overnight oats with yogurt!

How to make candied almonds

Easy Candied Almonds: Substitutions

There are a few substitutions that can be made in this recipe with great results!

  • Slivered almonds. I have literally used every nut under the sun to make this recipe, always with amazing results! My favorites are sliced almonds, pecans and cashews! YUM! If you do choose to substitute nuts I recommend starting by using 1 cup and adding more if necessary. Some other nuts soak up the coconut oil more than slivered almonds!
  • Coconut oil. Butter or ghee can be used in place of coconut oil with delicious results!
  • Granulated Sugar. I usually use organic cane sugar, but coconut sugar can be used for a paleo option! Really any granulated sugar of your choice will work wonderfully!

How to make candied almonds

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How to make candied almonds

Candied Almonds are the perfect treat to share with friends and neighbors for the holidays! They are easy to make at home and come out perfectly delicious every time.

How to make candied almonds

Candied almonds are my kryptonite – I could eat an entire batch by myself, and then some. There’s just something about the combination of roasted almonds, sugar and cinnamon that’s absolutely irresistible.

They can be quite pricey, but the good news is: They are very easy to make at home, and they’re definitely cheaper to make than to buy! Such a great treat for the holiday season, or to give away as a little appreciation gift to spread some festive Christmas cheer.

Please note: I changed this recipe on 12/13/2020 from the one I originally published in 2014. If you’re looking for the old recipe (made on the stove without egg whites), print it here.

Ingredients you’ll need

Here is a visual overview of the ingredients in the recipe. Scroll down to the recipe at the bottom for quantities.

How to make candied almondsIngredients for Candied Almonds: Almonds, sugar, brown sugar, egg white, cinnamon, vanilla, salt and cocoa powder.

Ingredient notes

  • Nuts: I have always made this recipe with unhulled whole almonds, but I’ve seen people make it with slivered or sliced almonds, too. The recipe also works with mixed nuts, cashews, pecans, walnuts… If that’s what you prefer!
  • Egg white: This is definitely needed here to help the sugar coating stick to the nuts. If you need an egg-free recipe, check out my old recipe made on the stove without eggs here.
  • Cocoa powder: You can leave this one out if you don’t have it on hand, it just helps with the color of the candied almonds.
  • Vanilla: If you don’t have any vanilla extract on hand, use the same amount of water. It won’t add flavor, but you need this touch of liquid to help the sugar dissolve.

How to make Candied Almonds

Start by whisking the egg white and vanilla together until smooth. Add the almonds and toss until they’re all coated with egg white (1).

How to make candied almonds

Next, combine both sugars, the cinnamon, cocoa powder and the salt in a separate small bowl (2).

How to make candied almonds

Add the dry mixture to the bowl with the almonds and toss until they’re all evenly coated. Spread the almonds on a lined baking sheet (3).

How to make candied almonds

Bake the almonds at 250°F for 45 minutes, stirring every 10-15 minutes.

Finally, turn up the heat to 360°F and finish baking them for 10-15 minutes. Watch them closely, they burn easily in the end!

How to make candied almonds

Let the almonds cool on the baking sheet. Break them apart and store them in an airtight container once they’re fully cooled.

How to make candied almonds

Recipe tips

  • Make sure to evenly coat the almonds first with egg white, then with the sugar mixture. That way you’ll get an even glaze on all the nuts.
  • Careful when stirring the nuts during the baking time, then oven is on a lower temperature but it’s still hot. Use oven gloves and be cautious if you have young kids or pets around.
  • Watch the almonds closely for the last 10 minutes of baking, after increasing the oven temperature. They burn if you bake them for too long.
  • Let the almonds cool completely before packing them up to help them retain their crunchiness.

How to make candied almonds

Storage tips

Keep the cooled nuts in an airtight jar or container at room temperature. I recommend eating the nuts within a week for the best taste and texture.

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Please note: I changed this recipe on 12/13/2020 from the one I originally published in 2014. If you’re looking for the old recipe (made on the stove without egg whites), print it here.

How to make candied almonds

Almonds Roasted in wok are very crispy and tasty. Very special recipe for those who avoid muchuse of oil.

Ingredients for Salted and roasted Almond in Pan

  • Almonds – 1 cup
  • Salt – 1/2 tsp
  • Salt – 2 cups (for roasting)

How to make Roasted and Salted Almonds

Take 1/2 tsp salt in a bowl, add 2 tsp water, mix well till salt dissolves.Pour salty water over almonds.

Take 2 cup salt, put it to a heavy based wok, turn on flame. Stir it at every minute so that the salt heats up.

How to make candied almonds

Heat salt for 5 minutes. Also stir almonds to coat salty water well so that water settled at base should come up. When salt is rightly hot,Put the almonds in the salt. Roast almonds by stirring regularly for 3 minutes. Keep flame medium. After 3 minutes when almonds puff up and are roasted, turn off flame, sieve the almonds, remove salt. Place almonds in a plate. Let the almonds cool.

Relish eating nutty and salty Roasted Almonds anytime.When they cool down, put in an air tight container. Have it as a snack or munch on it anytime.

  • The salt used for roasting the almonds can be used and re used as for roastig peanuts in base in cakes.
  • There’s a coat of salt over the almonds.If you think it is much then shake it off, or wipe with a cloth,there will be less salt.
  • Make sure you heat the salt well, then put the almonds.
  • If you roast almonds too much, they might burn.

Makki ki Roti | Roasted & Salted Almonds | भुने हुये नमकीन बादाम । Salted and Roasted almonds in a pan

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Crunchy, sweet and nutty, Candied Almonds are my new favorite thing! They are so so easy to make (read: fast!) and are the perfect addition to any salad. Perfect to add to a Strawberry Salad or even homemade granola!

How to make candied almonds

Candied Almonds | A Versatile Snack!

I love Candied Almonds, especially around the Holidays! Plain Jane sliced almonds get a hot makeover with a quick melted sugar coating turning them into something pretty special. Today I’m sharing the easiest How To on how to make candied almonds at home that rival all the ones you can get at the store. Plus I’ve outlined some additional ingredients you could add to spice things up. These can be enjoyed plain, on a salad, in some granola, or over some homemade ice cream. Yum!

How to make candied almonds

Main Ingredients Needed

You only need three simple ingredients to make candied almonds. I told you it was easy! Here’s what you need:

  • Almonds – you can either use slivered or sliced.
  • Sugar – this melts when heated in a pan and coats each piece in a sticky sweet situation that later cools into a hard candy coating.
  • Salt – used to balance the sweet.

Variations

This is a super simple base recipe, but you can add all sorts of ingredients to spice it up. Here are a couple of ideas:

  • cinnamon
  • pumpkin spice
  • chai spice

How to make candied almonds

How to Make Candied Almonds

For full details on how to make candied almonds, see the recipe card down below 🙂

Heat Almonds + Melt Sugar

Add almonds and sugar into a cold skillet. Place over medium heat and stir constantly until almonds toast and sugar melts and coats almonds completely.

Remove from heat, sprinkle with salt, and spread across parchment paper or a silicone mat to cool. Store in airtight containers until ready to use.

How to make candied almonds

Storing Candied Almonds

Store this tasty treat in an airtight container for up to 4 months at room temperature. Now that’s a long lasting snack!

How to make candied almonds

More Candied Recipes to Try!

  • Cinnamon Candied Almonds
  • Candied Pepitas

So go forth and experiment away! I love love love this recipe and I know you will too.

The printable recipe card is down below, enjoy 🙂

Published: Nov 20, 2019 · Modified: Jul 30, 2020 by Meymi

How to make candied almonds

How to make candied almonds

How to make candied almonds

How to make candied almonds

How to make candied almonds

How to make candied almonds

How to make candied almonds

How to make candied almonds

How to make candied almonds

How to make candied almonds

You can make these deliciously flavored crunchy candied almonds with few ingredients! These snacks are perfect gifts anytime but especially for the holidays!

How to make candied almonds

Today I am sharing my candied cinnamon almonds which is an alternative to my candied hazelnuts. I use two different techniques in these candy recipes.

In my candied hazelnuts, I don’t stir the sugar as I don’t want it to crystallize. Instead, just like making the first step of making my dry homemade caramel sauce, I let the sugar come to amber color. Next, I add the hazelnuts and stir. In a short time, I have my caramelized hazelnuts.

However, in today’s recipe, I stir the sugar mixture as I want the sugar to crystallize. This recipe starts just like my wet caramel sauce recipe where I use water besides the sugar.

I let the water-sugar mixture boil. Once it boils, I add the almonds and continuously stir until all the liquid evaporates, the sugar crystallizes and sticks to the almonds. Next, I let some of the crystallized sugar melt and caramelize.

How to make candied almonds

Let’s see the ingredients of these snacks;

Ingredients of Candied Almonds

  • Almonds
  • Granulated Sugar with some water
  • Pure vanilla extract
  • Cinnamon

Why You Should Try These Candied Nuts

  • Deliciously flavored with cinnamon and vanilla.
  • Easy to make
  • No-bake snacks
  • Only takes 10-12 minutes from start to finish on the stove.
  • Perfect gifts for anytime of the year but especially for holidays.

How to make candied almonds

Tips for Making Delicious Candied Nuts

  • Stirring the mixture continuously and carefully to avoid burned sugar and nuts is very important. You should be careful while stirring the mixture so the sugar doesn’t burn you.
  • You can stir with a spoon or a spatula but your spatula shouldn’t be elastic(shouldn’t bend), you need to work with a spoon or spatula with a sharp edge that can easily go around the edges of the pan, so the sugar won’t stick. In this recipe instead of my green spatula, I use my wooden spoon. This little detail is very important when melting the sugar.

How to make candied almonds

  • Don’t eyeball the water amount. The sugar-water ratio is important.

How to Store Caramelized Almonds

You can store these candies in an airtight container at room temperature up to a week.

Do You Need to Toast The Almonds?

No! I use raw almonds, at the end of the process you’ll have crunchy almonds.

How to Make Candied Almonds

First I place the sugar, water, cinnamon and vanilla extract in a large pan.

How to make candied almonds

Then I stir the mixture with a wooden spoon, place over medium heat and let the mixture boil. Once the mixture boils which takes 2-3 minutes, I add the almonds and continuously stir.

How to make candied almonds

During this stirring process, first, the water evaporates, then the sugar crystallizes and sticks to almonds. This process takes almost 6 minutes.

How to make candied almonds

I continue to stir to let some of the crystallized sugar melt. This takes almost 3 minutes. I don’t try to caramelize all the crystallized sugar. The finished almonds are a mixture of crystallized and caramelized sugar.

How to make candied almonds

I place it over parchment paper and using my spoon separate the almonds that stick to each other. As I don’t caramelize all the sugar, they don’t stick too much.

How to make candied almonds

Enjoy your crunchy sweetened nuts!

How to make candied almonds

Other Candy Recipes You May Enjoy!

  • Chocolate Candy Bark with Nuts
  • Chocolate Dipped Candied Orange Peels
  • Sesame Candy
  • Mini Chocolate Caramel Cups

I love hearing from you! If you try my Candied Almonds or my other recipes please leave a comment and give a star rating!

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This sugar free candied almonds Recipe would keep you busy for a long time. The perfect sweet treat for all nut lovers. I have loved nuts for like forever. I count myself blessed to be able to enjoy some of my favorite things and still stay in ketosis.

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How to make candied almonds

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This sugar free version hit the spot for me, it has the crunch, crisp and caramelized sugar that the original version has. With 2.2 net carbs per serving. This candied nuts recipe is a winner and a keeper. I love love love it. Being on a Keto Diet and being able to stick to it for the long haul means you have to find recipes that work for you and for me, this is definitely one of them.

How to make candied almonds

These sugar free candied almonds has your name written all over it. Indulge guilt free.

How to make Sugar free candied almonds.

You will need a few ingredients

How to make candied almonds

If you like the caramelized sugar crystal look on Candied Almonds, Lakanto monkfruit golden or homemade brown sugar substitute made with Lakanto classic or erythritol/xylitol is the way to go they are the closest to sugar and act like sugar but without the negative effect on blood sugar.

How to make candied almonds

Depending on the sweetener used, my keto cinnamon sugar, can be used in this recipe. You won’t need to add extra cinnamon if you use it. If you made the keto cinnamon sugar with Lakanto monkfruit golden that’s perfect, for the cinnamon brown sugar flavor but if you used Lakanto monkfruit Classic, erythritol or xylitol then it would be simply cinnamon candied nuts.

How to make candied almonds

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Variants of these candied almonds

Brown Sugar Cinnamon Candied Almonds

Plain Candied Almonds

Cinnamon Candied Almonds

How to make candied almonds

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How to make candied almonds

Nutrition per Serving: (makes 8 Servings)

Calories: 138 | Total Fat: 11.9g | Carbs: 5.2g | Fibre: 3g | Protein: 5g | Net Carbs: 2.2g

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How to make candied almonds

How to make candied almonds

Easy cinnamon sugar candied almonds take less than ten minutes to make on the stove top! They’re an addictive snack and also make a lovely holiday gift!

How to make candied almonds

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Once a week during the school year, my daughter goes to a homeschool enrichment program for a few hours. It’s far enough away from our home that it doesn’t really make sense for me and the boys to drive back home for an hour or two before driving back to pick her up.

Instead, we go to a nearby shopping mall and spend a couple of hours walking around, playing at the indoor play area, and checking out some of the fun attractions.

One of our favorite vendors at the mall is one of those places that sells German roasted nuts. Their candied nuts are so good! But they’re also pretty pricey, especially for how quickly we can scarf them down.

So I wanted to learn how to make something similar myself at home.

Over the years, I’ve tried roasting candied nuts in the oven (which works fine as long as you don’t burn them, in which case you will be so sad). I’ve made them in the slow cooker before (which works really well, but takes several hours).

A couple of years ago, I started making them on the stove top, and that is now my go-to method. Talk about easy!

How to make candied almonds

It takes less than ten minutes to have sweet, crunchy candied nuts ready to munch on. Seriously! I’m going to share my simple method for making candied almonds (or whatever variety of nut you prefer) with you!

Best of all, it’s much less expensive to make your own candied nuts at home than it is to buy them already made.
These don’t last long around my house!

How to Make Candied Almonds on the Stove Top

First, add some sugar, cinnamon, and water to a saucepan. Start heating that over medium-high heat, stirring it fairly often as the sugar starts to melt.

Bring it to a boil. Once it starts boiling, add in the nuts and stir constantly as it continues to boil. If necessary, turn down the heat slightly, but keep it at a boil.

Continue stirring constantly for a few minutes as the liquid in the saucepan begins to thicken into sort of a syrup.

How to make candied almonds

As you stir, watch the nuts closely for a point at which the nuts still look wet, but there is almost no liquid actually pooling in the pan because it’s all stuck to the nuts.

At that point, quickly remove from heat and immediately transfer the nuts to a sheet of waxed paper or parchment, spreading them out to cool. As they cool, the sugar will very quickly crystallize on the nuts and they’ll go from being wet to having a crunchy cinnamon sugar crust on them.

Allow them to cool completely before eating.

I made a quick video to show you exactly how to know when to stop cooking the candied almonds. Click below to watch!