Cinnamon Vanilla Toasted Almonds


Roasted almonds are paired with cinnamon, sugar and vanilla to make the perfect sweet and salty snack.  It will be hard to stop munching on these delicious candied nuts.

Cinnamon Vanilla Toasted Almonds Recipe that is great for any holiday or hostess gift.  Also called, candied almonds.

I made these candied cinnamon vanilla toasted almonds a couple of weeks ago and they are a real winner!  They tasted just like what you get at the fairs/carnivals.  If you’re looking for something for your guests to snack on for Christmas or any of the holidays, this is your recipe idea right here.  These almonds are so easy and SO good that you won’t even believe it… and they taste just like some sort of gourmet candy.  They would also make a great hostess gift or bring them to your neighbors who will LOVE you for it!

I made these for some house guests who came to stay with us over Thanksgiving and they were quickly devoured…, in a matter of hours.  I sprinkled a teaspoon more of the brown sugar on top when these were still on the baking sheet to give them a little more covering and sweetness.  That step is completely optional, of course.

P.s.  Your house will still smell incredible while these are baking!

Cinnamon Vanilla Toasted Almonds
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Serves: 4 cups
Roasted almonds are paired with cinnamon, sugar and vanilla to make the perfect sweet and salty snack.
  • 2 egg whites
  • 6 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 4 cups raw almonds
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • ⅓ cup packed dark brown sugar (light is fine)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  1. In a large bowl, beat egg whites until frothy; beat in vanilla.
  2. Add almonds; stir gently to coat.
  3. Combine the sugars, salt and cinnamon; add to nut mixture and stir gently to coat.
  4. Spread evenly, in one layer, onto greased baking sheet.
  5. Bake at 300° for 25-30 minutes or until almonds are crisp, stirring once halfway through.
  6. Cool and serve. Store in an airtight container (if they last that long!).


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43 Responses to “Cinnamon Vanilla Toasted Almonds”

  1. December 17, 2013 at 6:01 AM #

    Oh yeah I´ll have a hand full of those.. thank you!! I can actually smell them!!
    Have a great week! Xx

    • December 17, 2013 at 11:12 AM #

      Thanks, you too!

  2. December 17, 2013 at 9:04 AM #

    I love candied nuts and make candied pecans all the time to give as gifts for the holidays. Almonds though are one of those nuts that health experts suggest we eat a handful of each day. Why not doctor them up like this to make them that much more appealing for the holidays. Great recipe. I think I’ll pick some up today and make these. Thanks for sharing.

    • December 17, 2013 at 11:26 PM #

      Yeah, these aren’t quite as healthy as raw almonds, but they are a fun snack for the holidays!

  3. December 17, 2013 at 9:35 AM #

    These almonds look so easy and addictive!

    • December 17, 2013 at 11:12 AM #

      They definitely are!!

  4. December 17, 2013 at 10:01 AM #

    I have never made any kind of candied nut before. These look so great I’m thinking they need to be around my house for the holidays!

    • December 17, 2013 at 11:12 AM #

      This was my first time making candied nuts!

  5. December 17, 2013 at 10:14 AM #

    These sound absolutely fantastic!! I would eat these by the bowl full though ;).

    • December 17, 2013 at 11:12 AM #

      I definitely did!!

  6. December 17, 2013 at 11:17 AM #

    what a lovely snack to munch on! definitely have to try these!

    • December 17, 2013 at 12:09 PM #

      Thanks, Jenn!!

  7. December 17, 2013 at 11:45 AM #

    These look delicious! Perhaps I will buy some almonds at Costco today!

    • December 17, 2013 at 12:09 PM #

      Thanks, Jamie!

  8. December 17, 2013 at 1:18 PM #

    mmmmm the perfect holiday snack!

    • December 17, 2013 at 2:14 PM #

      Thanks!! It sure is!

  9. December 17, 2013 at 1:30 PM #

    Awesome snack idea! My mouth is watering. 🙂

  10. December 17, 2013 at 3:12 PM #

    New craving!! 😉 Haha. These seriously sound so good right now!

    • December 17, 2013 at 4:24 PM #

      Thank you, Claire!

  11. December 17, 2013 at 5:26 PM #

    Give me the whole bowl please! Ohh I love these ; )

    • December 17, 2013 at 5:29 PM #

      Haha! Thanks!!!

  12. December 17, 2013 at 7:39 PM #

    These would make awesome gifts.

    • December 17, 2013 at 11:15 PM #

      You’re right!!

  13. December 17, 2013 at 9:18 PM #

    I LOVE cinnamon during the holidays. I could eat a whole bowl of these!

    • December 17, 2013 at 11:09 PM #

      I am with ya on that one!

  14. December 18, 2013 at 4:21 PM #

    I love flavored nuts, and these look sensational. How did you know cinnamon is one of my favorite spices? 😉 These look awesome – thanks.

    • December 18, 2013 at 4:29 PM #

      It’s my favorite, too 🙂

  15. December 19, 2013 at 10:48 PM #

    sweet spiced nuts look heavenly….what better thing to snack on than a handful of these….can almost smell the enticing sweet vanilla aroma in them….thanks so much for sharing 🙂

    • December 19, 2013 at 11:20 PM #

      Thanks for the nice comment!

  16. December 20, 2013 at 12:16 AM #

    Oh, girl…these are going on my list to make this weekend for Christmas! I usually add a few more recipes on at the last minute and this one is perfect! Thanks for sharing! And… best wishes to you and your family for a meaningful and joyous Christmas holiday! xo

    • December 20, 2013 at 12:18 AM #

      I do the same thing! I already added Oreo balls..I wanted to make those this year and forgot until now! Merry Christmas!

  17. December 20, 2013 at 7:03 AM #

    Yum, I love candied nuts and these cinnamon-vanilla spiced ones sound incredibly tasty! These would disappear so fast in our house 🙂 Thanks for sharing Ashley!

    • December 20, 2013 at 12:44 PM #

      They were gone in a flash over here! Thanks!!

  18. December 20, 2013 at 3:39 PM #

    I would be more than happy to snack on these! I would love the smell while they baked too.

    • December 20, 2013 at 4:19 PM #

      The smell was just as good as the taste!

  19. December 21, 2013 at 1:16 AM #

    I love candied nuts–I’m such a sucker them! This cinnamon version sounds delicious, and I can only imagine how amazing they make the house smell!

    • December 21, 2013 at 12:03 PM #

      They’re amazing for sure!! Thanks, girl!

  20. December 22, 2013 at 3:48 PM #

    Love these Ashley! It’s so nice for guests to have something besides cookies to snack on!

    • December 22, 2013 at 9:59 PM #

      Thanks! Yeah it’s nice for a change- I agree!

  21. December 30, 2013 at 5:00 PM #

    I want to make these for myself!!! I can change out the egg white for flax egg and I will be golden. Thanks for the recipe.

    • December 30, 2013 at 5:08 PM #

      Great idea to make this vegan!!!


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