Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Recipe: Candied Almonds

So this is totally a re-post, but too good not to share again. I made these delicious nuts last year after finding them on Pinterest and my husband has been bugging me to make them again for him. I've decided that the nuts are a Christmas only treat so he'd have to wait. Sometimes, goodies are only special because you get them at only one time a year. 

Bavarian Vanilla Almonds via My Baking Addiction

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1 egg white
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract (1 teaspoon of Vanilla Extract if you are using regular granulated sugar instead of vanilla sugar)
1 tablespoon water
1 pound almonds or pecans (I used raw almonds)
3/4 cup of vanilla sugar (if you do have vanilla sugar, simply substitute regular granulated sugar)
1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
1 ½ teaspoons of Vanilla Fleur de Sel (if you do not have Vanilla Fleur de Sel simply substitute fine grain sea salt- I used regular table salt)

1. Preheat oven to 250 degrees F and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper (I covered mine in aluminum foil).

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2. In a large bowl, combine egg white, vanilla extract and water. Beat mixture until frothy. Stir in almonds and mix to coat.

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3. Gently combine sugar, cinnamon, and sea salt and stir into almond mixture, thoroughly coating all nuts.

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4. Evenly spread nuts onto prepared baking sheet and place into oven.
5. Bake in preheated oven for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes.
6. When cool, pack in an airtight jar. They will keep at room temperature for about 2 weeks.

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Our friends and family have already started putting in orders. You really can't have just a handful, you have to have several!

What do you like baking around the holidays?
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