Candied Almonds

Candied Almonds by Sigrilina -- If you have a sweet tooth make sure you try this recipe. They are sweet and crunchy!

If you have a sweet tooth make sure you try this recipe. They are sweet and crunchy! Skip to the recipe.

I love eating candies. The problem is that most candy wrappers are not recyclable and the colorants used are sometimes animal-based. So it is a matter of conscious that brought me to try alternatives, by now it is clear that I have an obsession with candied fruits (orange, lemon, watermelon, kumquats). To be honest, candied almonds and other nuts are typical at dessert tables during Christmas here in Argentina.

So, half tradition and half filling a hole in my heart. It is a delicious confection on its own but you could also used it in other recipes, for example chop them and spread on top of ice cream. Be creative!

The recipe is not complicated at all, but it does take a lot of stirring. Lots. But the rest is easy, you can even halve the recipe or double it easily. The measurement I’m using is one cup, so just adjust it as needed.

Enjoy! and if you have any doubt feel free to contact me.

Candied almonds

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serves: 1 1/2 cup of candied almonds
prep.: 10 min
cook: 20 min

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup almonds
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
Candied Almonds by Sigrilina -- If you have a sweet tooth make sure you try this recipe. They are sweet and crunchy!

Preparation

Step 1 In a big pan, add the water, the sugar and the almonds.
Step 2 Cook, always stirring until a thick syrup forms.
Step 3 At this point, remove from the burner and add the vanilla extract.
Step 4 Continue stirring until the sugar crystallizes. It takes several minutes. The sugar has crystallized once it is whiteish and covering the almonds.
Step 5 Once cold, place on the burner again until the sugar makes a caramel that covers the almonds. This time do not stir constantly. Instead, stir and let it rest for 2 or 3 minutes, then stir again. Proceed this way until the sugar is golden.
Step 6 Let it cool before eating.

Notes:

  • Store in an airtight container.
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