Presidential Cinnamon-Glazed Almonds Snack Recipe

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For his 1993 inauguration, President Bill Clinton ordered a half ton of these sweet and crunchy almonds! They were nicknamed the president's snack of choice, so many people tried them. You and your family will likely find them irresistible as well.—Almond Board of California, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 40 min.
MAKES:9 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 40 min.
MAKES: 9 servings


  • 1/3 cup butter, cubed
  • 2 egg whites
  • Pinch salt
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 3 cups whole almonds

Nutritional Facts

1/3 cup: 433 calories, 31g fat (6g saturated fat), 18mg cholesterol, 111mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate (24g sugars, 6g fiber), 11g protein.


  1. Place butter in a 15x10x1-in. baking pan. Bake at 325° until melted, about 5-7 minutes. Meanwhile, in a bowl, beat egg whites with salt until soft peaks form. Gradually add sugar, beating until stiff peaks form. Fold in cinnamon and almonds; pour over butter and toss to coat. Bake at 325° for 40 minutes or until almonds are crisp, stirring every 10 minutes. Yield: 3 cups.
Originally published as Presidential Cinnamon-Glazed Almonds Snack in Taste of Home October/November 1993, p19

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