Have you ever gotten candied almonds at a carnival or a baseball game? I have, and I absolutely love them! The protein and healthy fats in the almonds makes them a more healthy snack, while the cinnamon and sugar satisfies my sweet tooth.
I think Candied Almonds make a great little treat for graduation parties, summer cook-outs, and holiday celebrations, as well as for watching sporting events and circus performers. But, really, any reason is a good reason to make them. And since you can make them easily in your slow cooker, there’s really no reason not to!
Slow Cooker Candied Almonds
A crunchy and sweet treat, like you would find at a baseball game or a carnival!
- 3/4 Cup granulated sugar
- 3/4 Cup light brown sugar
- 3 Tbsp. ground cinnamon
- 1 large egg white
- 2 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1 14-16 oz bag (or about 3 Cups) plain whole almonds
- 1/4 Cup water
In a medium bowl, mix together the sugars and cinnamon until well blended. Set aside.
In a larger bowl, whisk egg white and vanilla extract until frothy.
Add the almonds into the egg mixture and stir to thoroughly coat them.
Add the cinnamon mixture to the almonds and stir again to thoroughly coat.
Spray your slow cooker with cooking spray, and pour in the almonds. Cook them on low for 4 hours, stirring every 15-20 minutes.
After 3 hours, drizzle the water over the almonds and stir them well. Then continue cooking for the final hour, still stirring every 15-20 minutes.
When your cooking time is completed, spread the almonds out on parchment or wax paper to cool. Make sure to separate them so there are no large clumps.
As the almonds cool, the cinnamon coating will harden to a crunchy shell over the almonds. Once they are cool, serve and enjoy! If there are any left, store them in an airtight bowl.
There are so many different occasions I have made these Candied Almonds for. Mother’s day, Christmas, pot-lucks, movie nights, or just because I was craving them! My in-laws love getting tins of them as gifts, and my kids can’t hardly get enough of them. Even my husband, who doesn’t like nuts, will snack on these with me.
If you prefer not to eat these almonds by themselves, you can add them into other dishes as well. They could add a crunchy pop to a summer salad, be a fun change of pace to a classic trail mix, be a fun mix in to kettle cooked popcorn, or be a sweet topping for oatmeal.
Maybe you’re thinking to yourself, “I like the idea of candied nuts, but I don’t particularly like almonds.” Or maybe you don’t have time to cook them in the crock pot for 4 hours. The good news is, I have done some leg work for you! I’ve found some other candied nut recipes to share with you!
More Recipe Links!
Kara at Creations by Kara shares a Stove top Candied Pecans recipe that is quick and easy if you need some made right now!
If you prefer cashews, Karissa at Sweet as a Cookie has an oven baked recipe for Candied Cashews.
For the walnut lovers, or those who want to skip the cinnamon, I found this 5 minute Candied Walnuts recipe at Natasha’s Kitchen.
What kinds of nuts do you like best? How would you eat these Candied Almonds? Let’s chat in the comments below!