Roasted Almonds is one of the treats we currently rediscovered after the Oktoberfest happened in Munich earlier this year. Roasted Almonds are fast and straightforward to make, taste amazing and can be stored for quite some time as a little snack. Just always remember that this may not be the healthiest option for a snack, so don’t eat all at once! I also add these Almonds as a little gift in little paper bags in the advent calendar of my girlfriend this year, and she enjoys it as a morning snack to sweeten up her Müsli.
It will take about 15 minutes to make these, and you need to use a wooden spoon, as plastic could melt in these temperatures. Hungry for sweet things? Check out other recipes
- 100 Almonds
- 100 Sugar (you can use all kinds of sugars)
- 50 ml of water
- a little bit of cinnamon
It’s important to follow the recipe very precisely. Especially when it comes to the different stages of caramelization. Otherwise, you will have bonbons instead of Roasted Almonds. Another tip is to put water into the empty pot and warm it again. So the sugar will come off and the pot is easy to clean. That tip from Andi, a professional chef helped me a lot after making these Candys.
- Add water and sugar in a pot and let it caramelize on high heat.
- When it becomes a liquid and hot mass, add the almonds and keep stirring.
- After a while, the almonds will get a sugar crystal coating. Keep them inside the pot and lower the heat until the sugar gets liquid again.
- Remove the almonds when the sugar is half liquid, half crystalized and let them cool down on a baking rack. Spread them out so that you can easily put them in a bag afterwards.
If you got the taste of caramelized nuts, maybe you check out Bon Appetit’s version of it here!