Not your typical roasted almonds, these have a little kick of chili powder and the depth of more cinnamon than most recipes.

Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
1 hr
additional:
25 mins
total:
1 hr 30 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
3 cups almonds
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 250 degrees F (120 degrees C). Lightly grease a 10x15-inch jelly roll pan.

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  • Combine egg white and vanilla in large bowl; beat until frothy. Add almonds and toss to coat. Pour almonds into a mesh strainer to drain excess liquid, 5 to 10 minutes. Return strained almonds to the bowl.

  • Stir white sugar, brown sugar, cinnamon, chili powder, and salt together in a bowl. Sprinkle sugar mixture over almonds and toss to coat evenly. Spread coated nuts evenly onto prepared jelly roll pan.

  • Bake, stirring every 20 minutes, until the seasoning clings to the almonds, about 1 hour. Allow to cool completely before storing in an air-tight container.

Nutrition Facts

276 calories; protein 7.9g 16% DV; carbohydrates 24.7g 8% DV; fat 18g 28% DV; cholesterolmg; sodium 58.3mg 2% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/17/2013
These are so good! Barely out of the oven, and I have tasted them a half a dozen times. I did double the batch, along with adding a few pine nuts and hazel nuts. I used 3 egg whites with 3 tsps. of vanilla, along with 3/4 cup of dark brown sugar and white sugar, 1/2 tsp. of salt, 2 tsps. of cinnamon, 2 tsps. of chili powder, and a heaping tsp. of cayenne. Such an easy recipe, and the next time I make this, I will quadruple the amount so there will be enough to share. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/02/2013
Way too much sugar! I reduced it to 1/4 white and 1/4 brown and it was still sweet. Maybe it would have been better with more salt too to balance the sugar taste. Read More
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43 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 35
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
12/17/2013
These are so good! Barely out of the oven, and I have tasted them a half a dozen times. I did double the batch, along with adding a few pine nuts and hazel nuts. I used 3 egg whites with 3 tsps. of vanilla, along with 3/4 cup of dark brown sugar and white sugar, 1/2 tsp. of salt, 2 tsps. of cinnamon, 2 tsps. of chili powder, and a heaping tsp. of cayenne. Such an easy recipe, and the next time I make this, I will quadruple the amount so there will be enough to share. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/21/2016
First time making anything like this. Had some unroasted unsalted almonds that were sitting around so decided to kick them up to make them more appealing. At the advice of the other reviews did less sugar and also added a pinch of smoked paprika. Turned out great the whole family loved them. Just a little hint is that I wasn't sure they were done cuz they were still sticky/gooey but after giving them a little extra time just decided to pull them out and when they cooled the coating dried up nicely. So may appear to still be sticky/gooey after the hour but when cooled will be fine. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/12/2013
I made a third of this recipe to see how I'd like it and I will make some more. The directions are very easy to follow and the nuts turn out just like you think--evenly coated with the mixture. You could easily change out the seasonings in the sugar and I'm thinking I'd like a little cayenne to accompany the flavors next time. Thank you for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/17/2014
My first batch turned out good but not spicy enough. My second batch was sweet and it wasn't until you finished chewing and swallowed before the spicyness hit. They were goooood. I making my third batch now. If almonds weren't so stinkin expensive I'd make more!!! They are very high in protein and nutritious (or at least in my mind they're nutritious:-)... great snack tho. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/02/2013
Way too much sugar! I reduced it to 1/4 white and 1/4 brown and it was still sweet. Maybe it would have been better with more salt too to balance the sugar taste. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/23/2013
This recipe came out great! I used peanuts & almonds and cut both the sugars in half and added a bit more chili powder for more kick though. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/28/2017
These are AMAZING! My husband and kids just attacked these!. The first batch I made was all almonds and a handful of Pecans. The 2nd batch- I mixed almonds, cashews, and pecans. I added a tad more salt, and used half a tsp regular chili powder and half a tsp of Hot chili powder. So good! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/05/2013
Sooooo addicting! Don't make these unless you have a lot of people to share with because you won't be able to stop eating them! I agree with other reviewers that you should cut back the sugar. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/05/2014
I made this recipe for gifts for pastor and a teacher. Pastor's wife told me they were great; their kids enjoyed them too and asked for recipe. I did it exactly as listed. There didn't seem to be much spice though. I think I saw somewhere you can add cayenne pepper? I may try that next time. Linda Read More
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