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Vanilla Almonds are coated with sugary goodness and perfect for holiday and hostess gifts or just a splendid snack food!

Vanilla Almonds | Sugar coated and irresistible
Vanilla Almonds

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!!!

Vanilla Almonds | Sugar coated and 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.


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Vanilla Almonds | Sugar coated and irresistible

Vanilla Almonds

Sugar coated vanilla almonds are perfect for holiday or hostess gifts!

  • Author: Liz Berg
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 4 cups 1x


  • 2 egg whites, at room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla
  • 4 cups unblanched almonds
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/21 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon


  1. Preheat oven to 300º.
  2. In a large bowl, beat egg whites till frothy. Mix in vanilla, then toss in almonds. Stir gently to coat.
  3. In another bowl, combine the sugars, salt and cinnamon. Add to nuts and gently toss to cover almonds.
  4. Spread evenly into two foil covered sheet pans.
  5. Bake for 25-30 minutes, stirring halfway through cooking time. Allow to cool, then store in an airtight container.
  6. stirring once. Cool. Store in an airtight container.


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Sweet and Spicy Roasted Pepitas from Alida’s Kitchen
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Crisp Dessert:

Boo Berry Cereal Treats from Pies and Plots
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Chocolate Pecan Biscotti from The Food Army Wife
Cookie Brittle from Juanita’s Cocina
Double Banana Pie Krispie Treats from What Smells So Good?
Honeycomb Crunch Candy from Food Lust People Love
Momofuku Chocolate Chip Cornflakes Cookies from Ninja Baking
Nutty Wedges with Brown Sugar Whipped Cream from Magnolia Days

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57 comments on “Vanilla Almonds #SundaySupper”

  1. Definitely an addicting snack! Interesting trick with the egg whites.

  2. We get candied almonds as a holiday gift every year at work and they send us a lot. After 7 years, I wish that person would start sending yours, because they would be a sweet change from those heavy sugar coated almonds.

  3. Oh Liz, I love this! Simple and nice!

  4. When you add the other ingredients to the almonds after you coat them with the egg do you add the ingredients o the egg and skiing mixture or do you remove the almond from the eggvand then add the other ingredients ?

    • The egg will just coat the almonds and allow the sugar mixture to stick. I had the eggy almonds in a big bowl, then just added the other ingredients and tossed till they were coated. Does that make sense?

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