Vanilla Almonds are coated with sugary goodness and perfect for holiday and hostess gifts or just a splendid snack food!
Apparently there was a running joke on my mom’s side of the family when Christmas would roll around. One year, my dad raved about the smokehouse almonds my grandfather shared with us on one of our annual visits to North Dakota. From then on, all family members got a gallon sized tin of said nuts. Year after year. So when I knew my aunt and uncle were going to accompany us on our RV adventure across America (well, maybe just 3 states…but Nebraska has to count as at least 1 1/2!), I knew I had to bring some almonds along. Sweet, crunchy almonds flavored with a nice dose of vanilla and cinnamon. These Vanilla Almonds are crack in nut form. Truly irresistible!!!
A Versatile Snack!
These almonds would make excellent holiday gifts, salad toppers or football game munchies. Definitely versatile and so simple to whip up. This week’s Sunday Supper theme is Crunchy Goodness…and I’d say these qualify big time. Check out all the other crunchy treats shared by scrolling down to the bottom of this post.
Serves: 4 cups
- 2 egg whites, at room temperature
- 2 tablespoons vanilla
- 4 cups unblanched almonds
- ⅓ cup sugar
- ⅓ cup packed brown sugar
- ½-1 teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- Preheat oven to 300º.
- In a large bowl, beat egg whites till frothy. Mix in vanilla, then toss in almonds. Stir gently to coat.
- In another bowl, combine the sugars, salt and cinnamon. Add to nuts and gently toss to cover almonds.
- Spread evenly into two foil covered sheet pans.
- Bake for 25-30 minutes, stirring halfway through cooking time. Allow to cool, then store in an airtight container.
- stirring once. Cool. Store in an airtight container.
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