Candied Almonds

Warning: today’s post is unrelated to anything I’ve written about before.  It’s also going to be rather short because I’m tired and have been spending my free time watching all together too much Lost.  We’re in the middle of the 4th season now.  Next week, I’ll make more time to write.

Cullen made candied almonds last night!  I’m not sure why I was hesitant to the idea at first, because they ended up be DELICIOUS, but I hadn’t tried homemade ones before (that I remember) and I wasn’t really in the mood for almonds.

After a few minutes of smelling the brown sugar and cinnamon, I wandered into the kitchen and volunteered to stir the candy to give Cullen a break.  Here’s what they look like when they’re done!

Dump the almonds onto a sheet of foil or wax paper and spread them out to cool. Let sit for a few minutes before devouring.

Here’s Cullen’s recipe!

  • 2 cups almonds (or other nuts, if preferred)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 Tbls cinnamon

Boil water, sugars, and cinnamon – then stir in nuts.  Continue stirring until liquid becomes a thick syrup.  This will happen abruptly.  Be aware.  When done stirring, spread nuts onto foil or wax paper to cool.  Soak used pot in water immediately to avoid a difficult cleaning later.  Try to share the candy with others.

Happy Friday!



About jmmack

Full-time swim coach and pool program manager in the Seattle area. Swimmer, writer, cross-stitcher, HP fan, wife, sister, auntie of two nephews, human to a feisty Jack-Russell mix.
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2 Responses to Candied Almonds

  1. Anonymous says:

    Thanks for sharing — they were delicious! :)

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