Candied Almonds– or Mall Nuts

Candied Almonds– or Mall Nuts

candied almonds

Ingredients

  • candied almonds
  • I love cinnamon and nuts
  • Finally, I find a guy selling warm cinnamon almonds (or pecans or cashews) for $114.99 per pound. I don’t care, I have to have some. But never the big spender, I only buy ¼ pound for the bargain price of $33.88. He hands me a tiny paper cup with a few almonds and looks at me sadly because I’m too cheap to pony up for the big one pound cup. I skulk off, feeling silly and cheated. But at least I have the taste of sweet cinnamon to cheer me.
  • But wait, I found a recipe to make my own mall nuts on a website called allrecipes.com. It’s like a garage sale for foodies. Bargains everywhere, but little background on the items or donors. But I enjoy the thrill of the hunt, especially when I find goodies like this one called Candied Almonds.
  • add the almonds and boil and boil
  • And they were so easy! Only three ingredients, well, four if you count the water.
  • First a disclaimer – I love all sorts of nuts – I’m talking food here – which I keep in large bags in my freezer. I should have thawed the almonds before making the mall nuts, but I was too excited to try them, so I didn’t. So your experiment may not take as long as mine. But either way, it was worth it.
  • syrup will get thick, keep boiling
  • Ingredients
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 TBS ground cinnamon
  • 2 cups whole almonds
  • ½ cup water
  • spread onto wax paper and break apart
Read the whole recipe on Nana Clare's Kitchen