Candied Almonds

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Sweet and delicious cinnamon candied almonds that are perfect to snack on or great to package and give as gifts during the holidays. They’re easy to make and are better than store bought!

These delicious little nuts are the perfect candy recipe to package up and give to neighbors during the holidays! Sometimes we’ll even pair them with are peanut butter balls, chocolate fudge, or butter mints.

candied almonds spilling out of a mason jar

Candy Coated Cinnamon Almonds

Have you ever had candied almonds before??

The hubby and I first had them when we traveled to Europe as newlyweds. We had just gone to Tower Bridge (often mistaken for London bridge) and were cold and hungry. There were street vendors near by and one was selling cinnamon roasted nuts.

We instantly fell in love and may have gotten a few bags of the goodies during our stay there.

I had never tried to make these cinnamon roasted almonds on my own, but thought we’d give it a go since the hubby craves them all the time. I’m so glad we ended up trying them because they were so easy and so tasty. The jar I made was gone in just a day with the help of the whole family!

mixing almonds with cinnamon candy coating in a mixing bowl

Coating and roasting almonds:

PREP. Preheat oven to 250 degrees. Lightly grease a 10×15 inch jellyroll pan.

COAT. In a small bowl, beat the egg white lightly. Add water and beat until frothy. Add the almonds, and stir until well coated. In a separate bowl (or ziploc bag), mix the sugar, salt, and cinnamon, and sprinkle over the nuts. Toss to coat, and spread evenly on the greased pan.

ROAST. Bake for 1 hour, stirring occasionally, until golden. Let the almonds cool before storing.

Switch it up:

You can slightly change the flavor of your candied almonds by doing any of the following.

  • Add 2 tsp vanilla extract or vanilla bean paste
  • Add 2 tsp pumpkin spice
  • Replace cinnamon with a pinch of cayenne pepper

cinnamon almonds on a sheet pan ready to be roasted in the oven

Storing:

After your candied almonds have completely cooled to room temperature, you can store them in an air-tight container. You want to wait until they’ve cooled to prevent any residual moisture from making them go bad. They’ll stay good for a week, but I promise they’ll disappear much quicker than that. 😉

Mason jars, especially mini ones, are perfect for this! In fact, packaged in a cute jar with a bow on top, these would be great Christmas gifts for friends and neighbors.

close up of candied almonds

The almonds were so tasty wrapped in cinnamon, but we are excited to try these with other nuts. The next to try is walnuts (or cashews)!

I think you’ll love these nuts as much as we did. 🙂

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Candied Almonds Recipe

5 from 1 vote

Sweet and delicious cinnamon roasted almonds that are perfect to snack on or great to package and give as gifts.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 308 kcal
Author Lil' Luna

Ingredients

  • 1 egg white
  • 1 tsp cold water
  • 4 cups whole almonds
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 250 degrees.

  2. Lightly grease a 10x15 inch jellyroll pan.

  3. In a small bowl, beat the egg white lightly. Add water and beat until frothy. Add the almonds, and stir until well coated. 

  4. In a separate bowl (or ziploc bag), mix the sugar, salt, and cinnamon, and sprinkle over the nuts. Toss to coat, and spread evenly on the greased pan.

  5. Bake for 1 hour, stirring occasionally, until golden. Let cool and store in air-tight containers.

Author

Kristyn Merkley

My name is Kristyn and I’m the mom of SIX stinkin’ cute kids and the wife to my smokin’ hot hubby, Lo. My mom’s maiden name is Luna, and I’m one of the many crafty “Lil’ Lunas” in the fam. On this site I like to share all things creative – from recipes to home decor to gifts and home decor ideas. Welcome!

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