Cinnamon Candied Almonds

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These homemade cinnamon almonds are even better than the ones you can get in mall or at your local fair for a fraction of the cost. They taste and smell heavenly too.

Cinnamon almonds are so versatile. They can be used as a salad topper, given as gifts in cute packaging, or eaten as a delicious snack.

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Candied Almonds

Cinnamon almonds are incredibly easy to make. They have a bit of a crunchy coating on the outside and are so addicting. They also freeze well so you can make a large batch a save some for later (if there is any to save!)

Making these almonds at home is much more inexpensive than buying them at a store. Plus, your house is going to smell so incredible. 

bowl of almonds

What type of almond do I use when making cinnamon almonds?

For any candied almond you will want to use raw, unsalted almonds. Using these almonds will yield the best results when making cinnamon almonds. 

Four photo collage on how to make candied almonds. The first photo is of the ingredients in a cast iron skillet. The second photo is of the bubbling mixture being stirred. The third photo is of the almonds being poured into the mixture. The last photo is of everything mixed together.

How to store cinnamon almonds?

Cinnamon almonds will stay fresh when sealed in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks. They also freeze really well. Eat some and then save the rest for later. 

These make a great gift too! I put them in a mason jar, screw on the lid, and tie a pretty ribbon around them. People LOVE getting these as a gift.

candied almonds spilling out of brown bag

Are sugared almonds healthy?

When eaten in large amounts, these cinnamon almonds aren’t the healthiest, but they’re probably better for you than candied almonds that you can buy at the mall. Almonds are a good source of fiber, protein, and healthy fats. 

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Cinnamon Candied Almonds

How to make simple but perfectly addicting cinnamon candied almonds on the stove top with only a few simple ingredients.
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Total: 15 minutes
Servings: 8 (2.5 cups of nuts)


  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1 large pinch cloves, optional, but delicious
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups raw or roasted almonds
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  • In a nonstick skillet or cast iron skillet, add the brown sugar, water, cinnamon, cloves if using, and salt. Stir to combine.
  • Bring the mixture to a boil, stirring constantly, over medium heat.
  • Add the almonds and reduce the heat to medium-low. Stir constantly until the liquid is evaporated. This will take about 8-10 minutes of cooking.
  • When the mixture is not longer liquid, it will look like the sugar seized up and got grainy. Remove it from the heat and stir it a few more times.
  • Dump the almond onto a piece of waxed paper or a silicone baking mat. Spread them into an even single layer.
  • Allow the nuts to cool. Enjoy!
  • Store the extra nuts in an air-tight container for up to 2 weeks.


  • Don’t cook these at too high of a temperature of the sugar and nuts will burn and be ruined.


Serving: 1/3 cup nuts, Calories: 314kcal, Carbohydrates: 36g, Protein: 8g, Fat: 18g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g, Monounsaturated Fat: 11g, Trans Fat: 0.01g, Sodium: 154mg, Potassium: 304mg, Fiber: 5g, Sugar: 28g, Vitamin A: 4IU, Vitamin C: 0.04mg, Calcium: 130mg, Iron: 2mg
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Cinnamon candied almonds are easy, inexpensive, and delicious to make at home. These almonds make the perfect addition to any salad and they make a yummy treat or can be a super cute neighbor gift.

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