Friday, 19 December 2014

Christmas Snack Attack: Merry Candied Cinnamon & Vanilla Almonds

It is almost that time of the year, not the happy-go-lucky Christmas spirit time, but the too many guests, with empty hands and grumbling stomachs time. I suppose it is also the happy-go-lucky Christmas spirit time, but for many hosting parties, be it for Christmas, New Years Eve or a Summer pool party, it is more stressful than fun. You feel like simply visiting the nearest grocer and serving ready made everything and all your plans for serving home made kale chips and cashew nut butter simply fly out the back door.

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.

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