A few years ago, my friend brought some amazing cinnamon roasted almonds to our Christmas party (see my post for our Easy, Fun, and Cheap Christmas Party). At first, I didn’t try them because I wasn’t all that interested. But when I did…WOW! I couldn’t get enough. Now I know that a handful of almonds has a lot of nutritional value, but they also pack a lot of calories. So usually a handful is enough.
Be warned that a handful is all that will remain once you try these little beauties. Incredible. Once you start, I’m sure you won’t be able to stop.
CINNAMON ROASTED ALMONDS
- ½ cup white sugar (or brown sugar)
- ¼ tsp salt
- ½ tsp cinnamon
- 4 tsp cold water, divided
- 4 cups whole almonds
Preheat oven to 250°F. Lightly grease a jellyroll pan. Combine sugar, salt, and cinnamon in a small mixing bowl. Add water and stir until combined. Pour over nuts and stir until coated. Spread evenly on the prepared pan. Bake for 1 hr, stirring occasionally, until golden. Allow to cool and store in an airtight container.
**Note: Nuts will not be crunchy straight out of the oven. Let them cool completely and they will be perfect! Add more or less spices to your liking.