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!