Monday, November 28, 2016

CANDIED BOURBON-CINNAMON ALMONDS

Any homemade treat makes a perfect hostess/host gift or stocking stuffer. These nuts are so easy to make and are a fraction of the cost of store bought candied nuts. You can make them weeks before Christmas. Keep them stored in an airtight container in a cool pantry or cabinet.


1 large egg white
1 T cold water
2 t Bourbon vanilla extract or 1 t vanilla extract and 1 t Bourbon
4 cups shelled whole almonds
½ cup granulated sugar
¼ t sea salt
½ t ground cinnamon

Preheat oven to 250 degrees F.
Spray a large baking sheet with cooking oil or line it with parchment paper.

In a large bowl, whisk the egg white with water until frothy.
Add the Bourbon vanilla extract (or vanilla extract and Bourbon) and almonds and stir until well coated.
Add the sugar, salt, and cinnamon, and stir again until completely coated.
Spread onto the baking sheet and bake for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes.

Remove from oven and separate with a fork. 
Separate again with a fork after a couple more minutes.
Let cool then store in an airtight container.

Makes 4 cups