almonds are my favorite nut. but sometimes i get bored just eating them raw, so i decided to candy them up a bit (just to make them extra healthy).
1 cup of almonds
1/2 cup of water
1/2 cup of sugar (a little bit less than half, actually)
1-2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
a sprinkling of cinnamon
mix all of the ingredients (except for the almonds) in a saucepan, stirring every few minutes. bring to a boil, then add the almonds. stir until the mixture gets to a syrupy consistency. scoop out almonds and spread/separate on foil or waxed paper.
warning: this makes for an addictive snack–perfectly sweet and crunchy. and it’s easily portable. i love to put them in a baggie and just take them with me on the go.
this was based on this recipe, but of course, i made a few adjustments. the vanilla extract was a last-minute addition and i took it easy on the sugar. i love adding other flavors and spices to jazz up a dish (i.e. cinnamon and vanilla extract). sometimes, sugar is just too easy and obvious, don’t you think? on the other hand, it just tastes so good!