Iced Almonds Recipe
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Iced Almonds Recipe

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My mother-in-law gave me this recipe some 15 years ago. I've made well over 100 batches since then!—Susan Marie Taccone, Erie, Pennsylvania
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 2-1/2 cups whole unblanched almonds
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Nutritional Facts

1/3 cup: 274 calories, 19g fat (4g saturated fat), 10mg cholesterol, 47mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (18g sugars, 3g fiber), 7g protein


  1. In a heavy saucepan, melt butter over medium-high heat. Add almonds and sugar. Cook and stir constantly for 7-8 minutes or until syrup is golden brown. Remove from the heat; stir in vanilla.
  2. Immediately drop by clusters or separate almonds on a greased pan. Cool. Store in an airtight container. Yield: 4 cups.
Originally published as Iced Almonds in Country Woman November/December 1997, p35

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Reviewed Dec. 8, 2014

"This has been my husband's favorite for 30 years. The only change I make is to blanch the almonds. Delicious!"

Reviewed Dec. 22, 2011

"These are really good. Be patient, and stir constantly. The sugar takes a while to liquefy, but once it does, it goes really fast so be ready."

Reviewed Dec. 22, 2009

"Great easy recipe! A couple of tips, don't double and cashews work great!"

Reviewed Oct. 10, 2009

"Loved them!! Easy to make, and anyone that has tasted them, love them!! I added a little more butter than what was called for."

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