#handcraftededibles: Slow Cooker Cinnamon Almonds

One of the easiest appetizers you can put out for the holidays are nuts. Cashews, pecans, almonds, walnuts, peanuts…any type of nut will do. And, according to Ina Garten, you don’t even need to make them yourself. A tin of nuts from the store is more than acceptable to put out for your guests. Just dress them up a little by tossing them into a bowl.

But, if you wanted to make your own, here is a great recipe for you to try. You can never go wrong with the combination of cinnamon and sugar and adding almonds to it makes it almost seem healthy.

Slow Cooker Cinnamon Almonds
Source: The Recipe Critic
Servings: 3 cups
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    • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
    • 3/4 cup brown sugar
    • 3 tbsp. cinnamon
    • 1/4 tsp. salt 
    • 1 egg white
    • 2 tsp. vanilla 
    • 3 cups unsalted, raw almonds
    • 1/8 cup water 

1. In a medium bowl, combine the sugars, cinnamon and salt.
2. In a large r bowl, whisk together the egg white and vanilla until frothy. Add the almonds to the bowl and toss to coat, making sure to get them all coated. Then pour the cinnamon sugar mixture over the almonds and toss to coat until each almond is covered in the mixture (there will still be some cinnamon sugar left)
3. Spray a 4 quart slow cooker with non-stick cooking spray. Add the coated almonds and turn the slow cooker on low. Cook for 3 hours stirring every 20 minutes. In the last hour, add the water.
4. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and spread the hot almonds out onto the sheet in an even layer with a spatula. Allow to cool and then break up individually.

As an added bonus, your house will smell absolutely amazing while you have these almonds cooking. Crunchy, sweet and cinnamon-y! You can easily package these up into little treat bags and give them out as a gifts. If you can manage not to eat them all first. Good luck with that…

In an effort to make all of my holiday gifts this year, we are sharing recipes for hand-crafted edibles. Over the course of twelve weeks, we’ll be sharing recipes that you can make at home to give to friends and loved ones, or things to serve at holiday parties. We hope you’ll follow along for inspiration. You can find out more information, including the schedule: here.

This week, we are “going nuts” and sharing all sorts of recipes with nuts. Think spiced nuts or nutty fruit cake or whatever floats your
nutty boat!

Here’s what we’re posting this week…
Next week – week 10 – check back for our recipes to inspire you as we let our confectioner’s skills shine. Think truffles, barks, anything

and everything with chocolate. Don’t forget to check out our #handcraftededibles pinterest board.

One Comment

  1. Oh my….the perfect recipe…easy peasy and delicious. Love me some cinnamon almonds!!

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