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Glazed Almonds Recipe

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.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min. YIELD:8 servings


  • 4 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 2 cups blanched whole almonds
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  • 1. 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.
  • 2. 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. Yield: about 1 pound.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 ounces) equals 335 calories, 24 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 15 mg cholesterol, 216 mg sodium, 26 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 8 g protein.