Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Street Fair Cinnamon Almonds

" Food, like a loving touch or a glimpse of divine power, has that ability to comfort."
-Norman Kolpas
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*This post is part of a series, Handmade Holiday Gifts.*
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Wow, the holidays are here! We've been decking the halls, and listening to Christmas music, what a wonderful time.
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Part of getting ready for me, means cooking and baking for others. These cinnamon almonds make a fabulous gift. They're crunchy, and sweet, but not too much so, this makes them a great gift for someone who doesn't eat the usual Christmas sweets, like candy or cookies.
Ready for giving

They're super easy to make and will last for weeks. That is if they last that long.
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Street Fair Cinnamon Almonds
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3 cups raw unsalted almonds
1 cup sugar (I used white, you could also use brown)
2 Tablespoons cinnamon
1 egg white
2 tsp. vanilla
1/2 tsp. salt
Preheat oven to 3oo degrees. Grease a jelly roll pan (a cookie sheet with sides.)
Beat the egg white. I used the kitchenaid on high which took longer than normal, since there's just that little egg white in a huge bowl, or use a hand mixer, beat the egg white until it's very frothy. Add the vanilla to the egg white.
Mix the sugar, cinnamon and salt together in a separate bowl.
Add the almonds to the egg white and stir. Add the cinnamon sugar mixture to the almonds, and stir.
Spread the almonds on the prepared pan.
Cook the almonds for 45 minutes to an hour, stirring every 15 minutes. Until they are brown and dry.
Cool, then package them up. Or place them in some type of airtight container or ziplock bag.

our Christmas tree


I even decorated my pot rack!




3 comments:

Lee said...

gorgeous tree! And the almonds sound tasty.

pam said...

Yum, Melissa - will have to try this recipe. Love the pot rack! Am seeing the tree now in your living room! Maybe next year for me .

The Alchemist said...

hey Pam, thanks for the message. Merry Christmas!

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