These glossy candy-coated almonds are almost like brittle but much easier to make. With the sweet and salty combination, it's hard to stop munching these delicious nuts.

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Recipe Summary test

prep:
10 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
20 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Line a baking sheet with foil. Grease the foil with 1 tablespoon butter; set aside. In a large heavy skillet, combine the almonds, sugar and remaining butter. Cook and stir over medium heat for 6-8 minutes or until sugar is golden brown.

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  • Remove from the heat; carefully stir in vanilla. Spread onto prepared baking sheet; immediately sprinkle with salt. Cool before breaking into pieces. Store in an airtight container.

Nutrition Facts

336 calories; protein 8g; carbohydrates 26g; fat 24.1g; cholesterol 15.3mg; sodium 172.7mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (14)

Rating: 4 stars
06/01/2010
These almonds were very simple and tasty. Watch out for the butter/sugar mixture. It browned much faster than I expected, and I ended up burning it a little. The almonds still tasted good, though. The little bit of salt at the end is a perfect touch. I used these on salad. Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
05/29/2011
Used raw almonds and 2/3 cup brown sugar instead of 3/4 white. Also, substituted with spreadable butter with canola oil and it turned out fine. These were really delicious! Read More
(11)
Rating: 4 stars
12/12/2006
Very tasty! I loved how easy it was. I might change the amount of sugar next time and do 2/3 cup or use brown sugar. I found the sugar was very clumpy and had to add water in the skillet. Maybe you just need some more water than I used. People didn't try the almonds much because they looked a little funny with the tan sugar clumped to them. But once you ate one you were addicted! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
09/29/2009
O.K. what did I do wrong? the sugar did not coat the almonds and I did everthing that was explained. they are tasty but the sugar did not turn to anything like a syrup. I felt like i should have used water to make it a little syrupy... they are good but not what I expected. Read More
(6)
Rating: 4 stars
12/19/2007
I liked the sugar spiced almonds better, but made some of these for friends who are not fond of spicy foods Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/09/2011
delicious - did not change a thing and would not. Make sure you use a very heavy pan (I used cast iron) and that you keep stirring it up over medium to medium-high heat (do not use high heat!) until the sugar mixture is brown. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/22/2008
This was easy to make and when I was done the gang started eating them right away. I put them into the freezer and will pull them out for salads and to put into bowls for the holidays. Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
12/27/2008
OMG...these were awesome!! I almost didn't have enough for the gift baskets b/c my daughter and I couldn't stop eating them!! SOOOOOOOO GOOOD! Read More
(4)
Rating: 4 stars
05/13/2009
I made these to go into a spinach salad and everyone could not stop eating them before I actually got them into the salad. Yum! Read More
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