Crock Pot Almonds

My mom and I went to Buffalo during the summer a few years ago and made a trip to the Erie County Corn Festival.  Isn't that SO country sounding?  It was pretty hysterical - they had a corn eating contest, and the guy that won was actually the son of a guy my mom went to high school with (I think that was the connection.)  Anyways, we bought these ridiculously amazing almonds that were sugar coated and I literally could not stop eating them.  We bought a few packets to take home - and I picked up one for Tyler too.  I ended up eating most of Tyler's, but that's besides the point. :)

My mom came up to Dallas last week to visit her BFF and she left me and Tyler a little treat in our fridge while we were at work - a can of sugar coated almonds!!  Well, we finished the can in no time flat, so she gave me the recipe, and I've already made a batch to give as gifts,....but Tyler keeps eating them so if you don't get sugar coated almonds as a gift from me this year its because my husband ate them all. :)  The best part about this recipe is that you make them in the crock pot, and I totally love my crock pot.  It makes life way easier. Here's the recipe:

Crock Pot Cinnamon Almonds

1 1/2 cups sugar

1 1/2 cups brown sugar
3 tbsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp salt
1 egg white
2 tsp vanilla
3 cups almonds
1/4 cup water

In a medium sized bowl, mix together sugars, cinnamon, and salt.  Set aside.  

In another medium sized bowl, whisk the egg white and vanilla until its a little frothy.  
Add almonds to the egg white bowl.  Make sure the almonds are thoroughly coated in the egg white mixture.
Add cinnamon mixture to the almonds and toss until coated.

Thoroughly spray the crockpot with non-stick spray.

Add the almond and sugar mixture to the pot and turn on low.

Cook with the lid on for 3 hours, stirring every 20 minutes.

In the last hour, add 1/4 cup water and stir well.  Continue to stir every 20 minutes until done.

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and spread the almonds flat to cool.

Store in an airtight container, and enjoy!


1 comment:

  1. I usually don't comment but I have to this time! Thank you so much Nikki for the great review; yes these are the best tasting almonds this side of the ones at the Corn Festival! And the best part is making them in the crock pot; easy! I have also made many batches and yes they are so hard to keep around; I don't even know how many I have eaten this week!