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candied almonds recipe on blackened brownie

Candied Almonds Recipe

  • Author: Meredith
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 9 mins
  • Total Time: 14 mins
  • Yield: 8-10 1x
  • Category: Side
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American


Make candied almonds from home to top your favorite desserts or for a snack in themselves.


  • 1 1/2 cups chopped all natural almonds (or walnuts; pecans)
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract


  1. Preheat oven to 325˚ F.
  2. Coarsely chop 1 ½ cups of nuts.
  3. Spread the chopped nuts on a baking sheet and put into the preheated oven. Set the timer for 9 minutes.
  4. Place a piece of parchment paper on a separate baking sheet and set aside.
  5. Meanwhile, in a heavy bottom saucepan, pour ¼ cup granulated sugar and place on medium high heat.
  6. Give the pan a little shake to even out the sugar. Do not stir, just shake the pan here and there. The sugar will begin to melt.
  7. When there is just a small amount of granulated sugar remaining and the liquid form begins to turn light brown, stir the remaining granulated portion into the liquid until all is melted.
  8. Working quickly, stir in 1 T. butter and then ¼ t. vanilla extract.
  9. Keeping the same heat level, quickly pour in your hot nuts straight from the baking sheet.
  10. Stir until all the nuts are coated with the hot, caramel sauce.
  11. Turn off the heat and spread the coated nuts onto your prepared lining.
  12. After they are cool to touch, break them apart and store in an airtight container.


  • Serving Size: 1/4 cup
  • Calories: 192
  • Sugar: 7.4
  • Sodium: .5
  • Fat: 14.8
  • Carbohydrates: 12
  • Protein: 5.7
  • Cholesterol: 3.8

Keywords: candied almonds