Candied Almonds

March 20, 2015

Author Notes: Candied walnuts are a popular treat at Christmas time, and variation is equally festive and delicious. It can also be made with pecans, cashews, or hazelnuts. This recipe was written by the Healthline Editorial Team: Healthline

Serves: 8


  • 2 cups almonds, shelled
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
In This Recipe


  1. Line a baking sheet with wax paper.
  2. Combine all ingredients except the almonds in a large saucepan. Heat over medium heat and stir nonstop until the sugar has melted and turned a light brown. Add the almonds and stir until they're coated.
  3. With a spatula, remove the almonds from the saucepan onto the baking sheet, forming an even layer. Let cool and harden completely, then remove from the baking sheet, breaking any clumps that have formed.

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