SPICY SWEET ALMONDS

Spicy hot, sweet,  sugar sweet coated almonds.  So good you can’t stop nibbling these dangerously delicious treats.  Perfect to serve with a glass of wine or port.  Wonderful to give as hostess  gifts.  And wonderfully easy to make.

SPICY SWEET ALMONDS (yield 4 cups)

1 tbsp. water

1 large egg white

1 pound raw, unblanched almonds

1/2 cup sugar

1 tbsp. sea salt

1 tsp. Spanish smoked paprika

1/4 to 1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper

1 tsp. ground cumin

1 tsp. ground coriander

1/2 tsp chili powder.

Preheat oven to 300°F.

Combine 1 tbsp. water and egg white in a large bowl; stir with a whisk until foamy.  Add almonds; toss well to coat.  Place almonds in a colander, and drain 5 minutes.

Combine sugar, salt, paprika, cumin, coriander, chili powder and cayenne in a large bowl.  Stir well. Add almonds and toss to coat.  Spray a rimmed baking sheet with cooking spray, or rub with a little vegetable oil. Spread almond mixture in a single layer.  Bake at 300°F. for 15 minutes.  Stir almond mixture; reduce oven temperature to 275°F.  Bake an additional 40 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes.  Remove from oven; cool 5 minutes then immediately scrap the nuts and break apart any clusters.  Cool completely.

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Spicy hot, sweet, sugar sweet coated almonds. So good you can't stop nibbling these dangerously delicious treats. Perfect to serve with a glass of wine or port. Wonderful to give as hostess gifts. And wonderfully easy to make.
Ingredients
  • SPICY SWEET ALMONDS (yield 4 cups)
  • 1 tbsp. water
  • 1 large egg white
  • 1 pound raw, unblanched almonds
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 tbsp. sea salt
  • 1 tsp. Spanish smoked paprika
  • ¼ to ½ tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1 tsp. ground coriander
  • ½ tsp chili powder.
Instructions
  1. Combine 1 tbsp. water and egg white in a large bowl; stir with a whisk until foamy.
  2. Add almonds; toss well to coat.
  3. Place almonds in a colander, and drain 5 minutes.
  4. Combine sugar, salt, paprika, cumin, coriander, chili powder and cayenne in a large bowl.
  5. Stir well. Add almonds and toss to coat.
  6. Spray a rimmed baking sheet with cooking spray, or rub with a little vegetable oil.
  7. Spread almond mixture in a single layer.
  8. Bake at 300°F. for 15 minutes.
  9. Stir almond mixture; reduce oven temperature to 275°F.
  10. Bake an additional 40 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes.
  11. Remove from oven; cool 5 minutes then immediately scrap the nuts and break apart any clusters.
  12. Cool completely.

 

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