Candied almonds with the perfect combination of cinnamon & sweet, oven-roasted to perfection. Great for snacking and holiday gifting.
If you love the cinnamon roasted almonds you can find at vendor fairs (and Scheel’s!), you’re in for a treat. This homemade recipe is incredibly easy and has the same sweet cinnamon flavor. It’s the perfect fall snack.
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Here’s What You’ll Need
From ingredients to supplies, here is everything you need to make these delightful roasted almonds.
Gather these simple ingredients.
- 1 egg white – whisked egg white.
- 1 teaspoon vanilla – vanilla extract.
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar – white sugar.
- 1/2 cup brown sugar – light or dark brown sugar.
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon – ground cinnamon.
- 1/4 teaspoon salt – regular table salt.
- 16 ounces almonds – whole almonds.
Supplies & Favorite Tools for Roasting Almonds
- Baking sheet
- Parchment paper (we love the pre-cut sheets!)
- Mixing bowl
- Measuring cups and spoons
How to Make Cinnamon Roasted Almonds
Follow these simple steps to create this sweet and salty snack.
Step 1 | Preheat oven to 250°F
Preheat your oven to 250°F (for slow roasting).
Step 2 | Prepare a baking sheet
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set it aside.
Step 3 | Whisk egg white
Add the egg white and vanilla to a mixing bowl and whisk until frothy.
Step 4 | Mix in sugars, cinnamon, and salt
Add the granulated sugar, brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt. Mix well.
Step 5 | coat almonds
Add the almonds to the cinnamon-sugar mixture. Mix until well-coated.
Step 6 | Add almonds on a baking sheet
Spread the coated almonds evenly on the prepared baking sheet.
Step 7 | Slow roast for 1 hour 15 minutes
Roast the almonds in the preheated oven for 1 hour and 15 minutes, stirring them every 20 minutes.
Note: we find that if you don’t roast for the whole time, the almonds can be soft instead of crunchy.
Step 8 | cool & store
Allow the almonds to cool and store in an airtight container until ready to enjoy.
More About This Recipe – Notes from Kelsey
These cinnamon sugar roasted almonds are perfect for snacking, gifting, or even as a topping for your favorite salads. Plus, they make your kitchen smell amazing as they roast!
Tips for Roasting Candied Almonds
- Even coating: Stir the almonds and cinnamon sugar mixture until they are evenly coated.
- Stir often: Be sure to stir the almonds every 20 minutes during roasting to keep them from baking together.
- Customize: Feel free to experiment with different spices like pumpkin spice or a little cayenne pepper.
- Gifting: If you’re gifting these almonds, consider packaging them in decorative jars, cellophane bags with ribbons, or festive metal tins.
How to Enjoy Candied Almonds
These cinnamon roasted almonds make a yummy snack on their own. You can also use them as a topping for salads or desserts or package them for a thoughtful homemade gift.
Gift Packaging Ideas
- Decorated jar with lid
- Cellophane cone bags with ribbon
- Festive metal tin
How to Store
To keep your cinnamon roasted almonds fresh and crunchy, store them in an airtight container at room temperature. They should stay good for a couple of weeks (but you’ll likely devour them before then!).
How to Freeze
To freeze sugared almonds, place them in an airtight container or freezer-safe bag, removing excess air. Label and date, then freeze for up to 3 months. When you are ready to enjoy—just thaw them at room temperature.Print
- 1 egg white
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup light brown sugar
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 16 ounces almonds
- Preheat your oven to 250°F for slow roasting.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set it aside.
- Add the egg white and vanilla to a mixing bowl and whisk until frothy.
- Add the granulated sugar, brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt. Mix well.
- Add the almonds to the cinnamon-sugar mixture. Stir until well-coated.
- Spread the coated almonds evenly on the prepared baking sheet.
- Roast for 1 hour and 15 minutes, stirring them every 20 minutes.
- Allow the almonds to cool and store in an airtight container until ready to enjoy.
- Stir the almonds and cinnamon sugar mixture until they are evenly coated.
- Be sure to stir the almonds every 20 minutes during roasting to keep them from sticking together.
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Cook Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
- Category: Snack
- Method: Roasting
- Cuisine: American
- Serving Size: 1/4 cup
- Calories: 214
- Sugar: 13.6 g
- Sodium: 41.9 mg
- Fat: 14.2 g
- Saturated Fat: 1.1 g
- Carbohydrates: 18.7 g
- Protein: 6.2 g
- Cholesterol: 0 mg
Keywords: food gift, holiday gift, slow roasted
Frequently Asked Questions
Here are commonly asked questions about roasting almonds.
How long do these almonds last?
These almonds will stay fresh for a couple of weeks when stored in an airtight container at room temperature. You can also freeze them for up to 3 months.
Can I customize the flavors?
Absolutely, get creative with your spices, and try adding a pinch of cayenne or pumpkin spice.
Can I use other nuts?
While almonds work best for this recipe, you can experiment with other nuts like pecans or walnuts.
Making your own sugared almonds is so simple and tastes just like the ones found at vendor fairs. The heavenly aroma and irresistible taste make them a fantastic homemade snack or gift. Save this recipe for fall snacking and holiday gifting. Happy roasting!
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