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Holiday recipe: Crock pot candied cinnamon sugar almonds

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These cinnamon almonds are a delicious snack any time of year, but they’re particularly good during the holidays. The smell that fills you’re home while they’re cooking are better than any candle you could ever find, and they’re perfect for bringing to holidays parties, munching on while watching movies with the family, or even simple homemade Christmas gifts.

Best of all, they’re so easy to make. Just mix together a few simple ingredients and let your crock pot do the work. Crunchy, with just the right amount of sweetness, these candied nuts are an irresistible snack. Luckily, they make a big batch so you won’t mind sharing.

Gift idea: If you need a simple gift idea, these cookies are wonderful paired with a gift card to a local restaurant. Click here for gift card promotions to restaurants in Bucks County, PA.

Ingredients:

  • 1-1/2 cup sugar
  • 1-1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg white
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 4 cups natural raw almonds
  • 1/4 cup water

Directions:

  • Spray your crock pot with cooking spray to help with sticking. Add the almonds.
  • Mix sugars, cinnamon and salt in a bowl and set aside.
  • In small bowl, whisk an egg white until it becomes a bit frothy.
  • Pour the egg white over the almonds and stir to coat the almonds well. This helps the cinnamon sugar mixture to stick to the almonds.
  • Add the cinnamon sugar mixture and stir.
  • Put the lid on your crock pot and cook on LOW for 90 minutes, stirring every 15-20 minutes.
  • Add the water, stirring well.
  • Cook for another 30 minutes.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Scoop out the almonds and spread over the parchment paper, using a spoon to break up any large nut clumps that form.
  • Allow the almonds to cool before transferring to bags or containers.

Shopping tip: If you live in the Bensalem, Pennsylvania area, Giant on Street Road sells almonds in the bulk aisle. This can be a great way to save money since you’re able to buy exactly the amount you want for a recipe.

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