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These sweet almonds get spice from cayenne pepper and cinnamon.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens


Recipe Summary

15 mins
4 1/2 cups


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • In a small bowl stir together the 1 tablespoon sugar, the cinnamon, and cayenne pepper; set aside.

  • In a 4-quart saucepan combine 11/2 cups sugar and the water. Stir over medium-high heat until sugar dissolves and mixture boils. Add almonds and stir constantly over medium-high heat until water evaporates and sugar starts to dry and turn gray. (Sugar mixture will start to foam and then start to dry and look like sand. This takes 5 to 6 minutes.) Continue stirring constantly for 2 to 3 minutes or until sugar starts to melt and caramelize, coating about half of the almonds in a reddish-brown sugar mixture and the rest in a glossy sugar mixture. Sprinkle cinnamon mixture over almonds, stirring constantly, and immediately transfer to baking sheet lined with parchment paper, spreading almonds to separate. Cool, then break apart. Store almonds in airtight container up to 2 weeks.

Nutrition Facts

183 calories; fat 10g; saturated fat 1g; carbohydrates 22g; mono fat 6g; poly fat 2g; insoluble fiber 3g; sugars 18g; protein 4g; vitamin a 10.9IU; riboflavin 0.2mg; niacin equivalents 0.7mg; folate 8.8mcg; sodium 1mg; potassium 147mg; calcium 54mg; iron 0.8mg.