Sugar Spiced Almonds Recipe
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Sugar Spiced Almonds Recipe

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"These zippy almonds are spicy yet sweet, and once you start eating them, you can't stop," says Sherri Jackson of Chillicothe, Ohio.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 cups unblanched whole almonds

Nutritional Facts

1/2 cup: 533 calories, 44g fat (4g saturated fat), 0mg cholesterol, 250mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (16g sugars, 8g fiber), 16g protein .


  1. In a small bowl, combine the first six ingredients. Add almonds; toss to coat. Spread into a greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan.
  2. Bake at 250° for 30 minutes or until lightly browned, stirring occasionally. Cool. Store in an airtight container. Yield: 2 cups.
Originally published as Sugar Spiced Almonds in Taste of Home October/November 2004, p45

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delowenstein 219412
Reviewed Feb. 1, 2015

"I recall preparing this recipe! I'd added 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon with 1/4 cup sugar and also adding 2 cups f miniature pretzel twists. I omitted the red pepper flakes and I'd used up to 4 cups of whole almonds. I used a large roasting pan (OR steamer-type oblong pan to bake these almonds. I found this recipe to be very tasty! To me, adding pretzels makes a great snack mix! Thank you for sharing this recipe! delowenstein"

cseibel 206496
Reviewed Nov. 21, 2011

"I have made this several times. I love them, as does everyone who has tried them!"

curlybiscuit1 113260
Reviewed Nov. 22, 2010

"I followed the recipe exactly and the were awful. What a waste of nuts. I found another recipe similar to this on another site that uses honey. I'm going to try and save the almonds."

louisezem 121208
Reviewed Nov. 5, 2010

"I have made this every year around Christmas since the recipe came out in TOH. My family and friends look forward to a gift bag with these. It is a great combination of sweet and spicy. It can be made with Splenda for diabetics."

Louise.Hooper 138683
Reviewed Dec. 31, 2009

"This one has become a standard on my table when entertaining. Makes a great gift too!"

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