What you have here is a marvelous snack mix too! I made this as directed and it worked perfectly. I did lay the almond out on paper towels but found that really was not necessary. My kids are still munching on this. Just a nice snack without a lot of fuss or anything that can melt while traveling in the car or on the sidelines of a soccer practice. Made for your win in Summer Spectacular in the Cooking With Friends Tag Forum. :) Thanks Marra!!
The combination of roasted almonds and cranberries was visually smashing as well as delicious...a perfect Christmas appetizer. I did drain the almonds on paper towels after roasting because I felt the amount of butter made the fingers too greasy when snacking...will decrease to 1/4 cup, or even less next time. A sprinkling of fleur de sel on the roasted nuts was divine.
This was wonderful with the saltiness of the almonds and the sweetness of the cranberries. I used orange flavored cranberries. The 1/4 cup of butter is definitely the correct amount of butter to use. Any more would be too greasy. Thanks for a good, easy snack.
I had a few cups of blanched almonds left from my holiday baking and thought this was a great use as a pre-Christmas dinner snack. The saltiness of the nuts (to my tastes) was a lovely contrast to the sweet tart flavor of the dried cranberries. I used the lesser amount of butter and still had a good amount of butter left in the pan after roasting, so use your judgment here as a little goes a long way.
This is terrific. I've been eating a handful every time I walk by, all week. The combination of flavors is delicious. I agree with the earlier reviewer who suggested that the amount of butter was too generous. I agree...in fact, I used 1/4 cup and think it would have been fine with a couple of tablespoons. I shall definitely make this again...again and again! A week later: I have decided that the ease of this recipe ... and my apparent addiction to it :-) merits 5 stars. Lovely stuff.
The combination of salted, buttered almonds with tangy yet sweet dried cranberries is fabulous. I think the ratio of butter to almonds is too much, though. My pan was dripping with butter when these were done...I think they could have used half the amount and still been just as good. The recipe doesn't state how many dried cranberries to use, so I just added them until it looked like a good mix. Thanks for posting!