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Crunchy, sweet and nutty, Candied Almonds are my new favorite thing! They are so so easy to make (read: fast!) and are the perfect addition to any salad. Perfect to add to a Strawberry Salad or even homemade granola!
Candied Almonds | A Versatile Snack!
I love Candied Almonds, especially around the Holidays! Plain Jane sliced almonds get a hot makeover with a quick melted sugar coating turning them into something pretty special. Today I’m sharing the easiest How To on how to make candied almonds at home that rival all the ones you can get at the store. Plus I’ve outlined some additional ingredients you could add to spice things up. These can be enjoyed plain, on a salad, in some granola, or over some homemade ice cream. Yum!
Main Ingredients Needed
You only need three simple ingredients to make candied almonds. I told you it was easy! Here’s what you need:
- Almonds – you can either use slivered or sliced.
- Sugar – this melts when heated in a pan and coats each piece in a sticky sweet situation that later cools into a hard candy coating.
- Salt – used to balance the sweet.
This is a super simple base recipe, but you can add all sorts of ingredients to spice it up. Here are a couple of ideas:
- pumpkin spice
- chai spice
How to Make Candied Almonds
For full details on how to make candied almonds, see the recipe card down below 🙂
Heat Almonds + Melt Sugar
Add almonds and sugar into a cold skillet. Place over medium heat and stir constantly until almonds toast and sugar melts and coats almonds completely.
Remove from heat, sprinkle with salt, and spread across parchment paper or a silicone mat to cool. Store in airtight containers until ready to use.
Storing Candied Almonds
Store this tasty treat in an airtight container for up to 4 months at room temperature. Now that’s a long lasting snack!
More Candied Recipes to Try!
So go forth and experiment away! I love love love this recipe and I know you will too.
The printable recipe card is down below, enjoy 🙂
- Add almonds and sugar into cold skillet. Place over medium heat and stir constantly until almonds toast and sugar melts and coats almonds completely. This should take about 2 minutes.
- Remove from heat, sprinkle with salt and spread across parchment paper or a silicone mat to cool. Store in airtight containers until ready to use.