- 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
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1 TBS ground cinnamon
- 2 cups whole almonds
- ½ cup water
- spread onto wax paper and break apart