Candied Sugared Almonds (German Gebrannte Mandeln)

Recipe by BecR2400
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READY IN: 20mins
SERVES: 8-10
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 2
    cups whole blanched almonds (if whole blanched almonds aren't available, substitute whole raw almonds with skins)
  • 1
    cup sugar
  • 4
    tablespoons butter
  • 1
    teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 14
    teaspoon salt (to taste)
  • cinnamon (optional)
  • 1
    tablespoon rose water (variation)
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DIRECTIONS

  • In a large heavy skillet, heat almonds, sugar and butter over medium heat.
  • Cook, stirring constantly, until almonds are toasted and sugar is a golden brown, about 15 minutes. Watch them carefully, do not scorch.
  • Stir in vanilla.
  • Spread on buttered aluminum foil; sprinkle with salt and dust lightly with cinnamon, if using.
  • Cool and break into clusters.
  • VARIATION: For a nice variation, omit the salt and cinnamon, and replace vanilla extract with 1 tablespoon culinary rose water.
  • Store in an airtight container; freezes well. Give as gifts, wrapped in small cellophane bags tied with ribbon.
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