All natural almonds with a crunchy and sweet coating, baked to perfection!
These candied almonds are called “vanishing” for a reason. Quite simply because they vanish. Whether you make them for yourself or if you make them for gift giving, one thing is for sure, these almonds will vanish. They are such a delicious gourmet treat that are actually so simple to make at home with minimal ingredients.
Start with a big bag of raw almonds and then open your kitchen cupboard to get the rest of the ingredients.
Here’s the recipe:
P.s. Here’s a video I created that shows you how I make the almonds.
Vanishing Candied Almonds
- 1 lb of raw almonds
- 1 egg white
- 1.5 TBSP water
- 1.5 TBSP melted butter
- 1.5 tsp vanilla extract
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup white sugar
- 1 tsp nutmeg
- 1 TBSP cinnamon
Preheat the oven to 250F or 120C and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Separate the egg white from the yolk and put the egg white in a bowl. Add 1.5 TBSP of water and whisk together until frothy. Then add 1.5 TBSP of melted butter and 1.5 tsp of pure vanilla extract and whisk until combined. Pour in the 500 grams of raw almonds and stir to ensure that the almonds are well coated with with the wet mixture.
In a separate bowl combine 1/4 cup of white sugar, 3/4 cup of brown sugar, 1 tsp of nutmeg and 1 TBSP of cinnamon and stir until well incorporated.
Pour the sugar mixture over the wet almonds and stir thoroughly, being sure to coat all of the almonds. Pour the almonds onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Spread out the almonds in an even layer.
Bake for one hour, turing the almonds every 15 minutes. Then, remove the almonds from the oven and cool them on the baking sheet.
Serve and Enjoy! Or, package them up in cute jars and give them as a delicious gift!