Candied Almonds are a classic snack and great dessert and salad topper. This easy candied holiday nuts recipe is made in the oven!
Course Dessert, Snacks
Keyword candied almonds, candied nuts
Prep Time 10minutes
Cook Time 1hour
Total Time 1hour10minutes
Author Robin Gagnon
1teaspooncream of tartar
½cupwhite granulated sugar
Preheat your oven to 275 degrees F
Line a baking sheet with a silicone baking mat or parchment paper. If you are using parchment paper, you may want to apply a light mist of cooking spray to prevent sticking. Set the prepared sheet aside.
Beat the egg white and cream of tartar together until light and frothy. This is best done with a stand mixer or electric hand mixer and will take about 4 minutes. Lightly beat in the vanilla extract to combine.
Fold the almonds into the beaten egg whites, until completely coated.
Put the two sugars and the sea salt in a small bowl and mix together. If you are adding cinnamon or hot pepper do so now.
Now stir this sugar mixture into the bowl with the egg coated almonds. Stir until well mixed.
Scoop the coated almonds onto your prepared pan and spread out. Avoid the almonds touching each other.
Bake for 45 minutes to 1 hour 20 minutes. Stir in 15 minute increments, to ensure even coating. Bake until the almond coating is nearly as crunchy as you like. The nuts will be a sticky at this point, as they cool to room temperature, but that stickiness will go away.
Cool the candied nuts completely on the baking sheet. Then break them up to enjoy or store in an airtight container.