Every year when the weather turns cold, kiosks set up in the mall selling freshly made candied cinnamon roasted almonds. The smell from the crunchy, sweet cinnamon glazed almonds fills the entire mall and I can’t resist taking a sample or two as I pass by.
The candied nuts are expensive to buy at the mall, but pretty cheap and easy to make at home, especially if you buy the huge bags of almonds at the warehouse store. Just be sure to make plenty because even at home I can’t resist taking one or two (or a handful) as I pass by the bowl.
You’ll love these easy-to-make, addicting, sweet, crunchy, candy coated cinnamon roasted almonds just like you get at the mall.
How to make simple but perfectly addicting cinnamon candied almonds on the stove top with only a few simple ingredients.
- 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
- 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.
- Category: snack
- Method: stove top
- Cuisine: American
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