However I do believe that these candied vanilla and cinnamon nuts are the perfect snack, to keep your guests quiet until the actual food arrives and it won't break your bank or take up too much of your time.
They are simply delicious as well - off course.
2 C almonds
3/4 C white sugar
1/3 C water
2 tsp vanilla essence
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1.Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius.
2. Place the nuts on a lightly oiled baking sheet and toast for 13 minutes, shaking the pan once or twice to stir the nuts.
3. Combine sugar, water, vanilla and cinnamon in a deep saucepan. Heat to boil.
4. Add the toasted nuts and stir, continuing to let it cook until all the water has evaporated.
5. Remove from heat and spread on a lined baking sheet to cool.
Serve nuts hot or cool and store in a airtight container.