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Vanilla Sugared Almonds

Yield 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups whole blanched or natural almonds
  • 1/4 cup turbinado sugar (such as Sugar In The Raw®)

How to Make It

  1. Preheat the oven to 225°F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.

    Melt the butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add the sugar, water, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg and cook, stirring constantly until sugar dissolves, 2 minutes.

    Remove from heat and stir in vanilla. Add the almonds and stir to coat. Spread the almond mixture in a single layer onto prepared baking sheet.

    Bake for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes. Cool slightly and transfer to a large bowl. Sprinkle with the turbinado sugar and toss to coat. Cool completely while stirring occasionally. Store in an airtight container.

    Nutrition information per serving for 8 servings:
    Calories 270, Cholesterol < 5 mg, Total Fat 20 g, Fiber 4 g, Saturated Fat 5 g, Calcium 98 mg, Monounsaturated Fat 12 g, Magnesium 102 mg, Polyunsaturated Fat 5 g, Potassium 290 mg, Carbohydrate 17 g, Sodium 160 mg, Protein 8 g, Vitamin E 4 mg*

    * Total Alpha-Tocopherol Equivalents