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Honey & Spice Roasted Almonds Recipe
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Honey & Spice Roasted Almonds Recipe

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Seasoned nut mixes can be expensive to buy. So I buy unblanched almonds to toast and season at home. The sweet honey and spicy cayenne pepper come together beautifully.—Patty Getzin, Wenatchee, Washington
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + cooling
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + cooling
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1-1/2 cups unblanched almonds
  • 1/2 cup sugar, divided
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 2 tablespoons honey

Nutritional Facts

1/3 cup equals 317 calories, 21 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 404 mg sodium, 30 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 8 g protein.


  1. Arrange almonds in a single layer in an ungreased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 10-15 minutes or until golden brown, stirring once.
  2. In a small bowl, combine 1/4 cup sugar, salt and cayenne; set aside. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add roasted almonds and honey; cook and stir for 2 minutes. Sprinkle with remaining sugar; cook 1 minute longer or until sugar is dissolved. Remove from the heat; add reserved sugar mixture and toss to coat.
  3. Immediately spread onto waxed paper; cool completely. Break into pieces. Store in an airtight container. Yield: about 2 cups.
Originally published as Honey & Spice Roasted Almonds in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2010, p242

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