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Caramelized Cayenne Almonds

Yield 2 cups (serving size: 2 tablespoons)
Make these ahead of time, cool, and store in an airtight container. Serve this spicy-sweet snack with beverages before dinner.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons ground red pepper
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2 cups blanched almonds
  • Cooking spray

Nutrition Information

  • calories 152
  • caloriesfromfat 51 %
  • fat 8.6 g
  • satfat 0.6 g
  • monofat 5.5 g
  • polyfat 1.9 g
  • protein 3.6 g
  • carbohydrate 15.9 g
  • fiber 1.6 g
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg
  • iron 0.7 mg
  • sodium 75 mg
  • calcium 44 mg

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 325°.

  2. Combine the first 6 ingredients in a medium, heavy saucepan over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Add nuts to pan, and cook 22 minutes or until sugar mixture thickens and coats nuts, stirring occasionally. Immediately spread nut mixture in a single layer on a jelly roll pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 325° for 20 minutes. Separate nuts with 2 forks. Cool completely.