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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

quick + easy candied 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

how to make candied 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.

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

How to Store Candied Almonds + Change Up

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.

CHANGING 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
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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5 from 26 votes

Candied Almonds Recipe

By: Lil’ Luna
Sweet and delicious cinnamon roasted almonds that are perfect to snack on or great to package and give as gifts.
Servings: 12
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 1 hour
Total: 1 hour 5 minutes

Ingredients 

  • 1 egg white
  • 1 teaspoon cold water
  • 4 cups whole raw almonds
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
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Instructions 

  • Preheat the oven to 250 degrees F. Lightly grease a 10-x-15-inch jelly roll pan and set aside.
  • In a small bowl, lightly beat egg white. Add water and beat until frothy. Add almonds and stir until well coated.
  • In a separate bowl (or in a resealable plastic bag), mix sugar, cinnamon and salt. Sprinkle over nuts and toss to coat, then spread nuts evenly on the greased pan.
  • Bake for 1 hour, stirring occasionally, until golden. Let cool before enjoying.

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Notes

Make Ahead: You can make these in advance and store in an airtight container for 1 week at room temperature, 2 weeks in the refrigerator or 2 months in the freezer.
Variations: Change up the flavor of your candied almonds by adding 2 teaspoons vanilla extract or vanilla bean paste, adding 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice or replacing the cinnamon with a pinch of cayenne pepper.

Nutrition

Serving: 0.33cup, Calories: 310kcal, Carbohydrates: 19g, Protein: 10g, Fat: 24g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g, Monounsaturated Fat: 15g, Trans Fat: 0.01g, Sodium: 53mg, Potassium: 354mg, Fiber: 6g, Sugar: 10g, Vitamin A: 1IU, Vitamin C: 0.003mg, Calcium: 129mg, Iron: 2mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
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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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22 Comments

  1. Mimi says:

    5 stars
    Delicious and so easy!!! I’m recovering from a hysterectomy and I was able to get back in the swing of things in the kitchen. Thanks for the ease of this recipe!!! Merry Christmas! Mimi

  2. Sonja Inman says:

    5 stars
    I love almonds and I tried the almond recipe and it was so delicious. Very, very tasty. Great recipe!!!

  3. Rose says:

    I can wait to make these!! I wonder if I can add a bit of espresso or instant coffee finelu ground abd cocoa powder?? I will give it a try!!
    Thank you!

  4. Ruthanne says:

    Oh My goodness these were simple and delicious to eat anytime especially around the holidays

  5. Maureen says:

    5 stars
    Almonds coated with cinnamon and sugar! What more could you ask for. I eat almonds by the handful and these are delicious. I could give these to my neighbor but I hope they don’t get eaten before hand.
    Thanks for a great Christmas treat.
    I am using this recipe for the giveaway.

  6. Orene Troxell says:

    5 stars
    Delicious & very simple to make. Definitely my favorite. ❤️

  7. Jan says:

    5 stars
    Love these nuts! Perfect Christmas gift for neighbors!

  8. Bridget Williams says:

    5 stars
    Omg…..so delicious.. couldn’t stop eating them

  9. Maureen says:

    5 stars
    These are a great item to include in your cookie box. They are easy to make and can easily be made ahead of time. Definitely a great recipe for the holidays.
    I would like to enter this in the giveaway.

  10. Kimberly Lloyd says:

    Love this recipe! It’s simple yet elegant & absolutely delicious!