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Holiday Almonds

These sweet and flavorful nuts are addictive. They’re simple to make and I love serving them during at parties or as a satisfying snack. —Trisha Kruse, Eagle, Idaho
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Cook: 20 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    2 cups


  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon apple pie spice or pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon egg white
  • 2 cups blanched almonds


  • In a small bowl, combine brown sugar and seasonings; set aside. In another bowl, whisk egg white until foamy. Add almonds; toss to coat. Add spice mixture; toss to coat.
  • Spread on a greased foil-lined baking sheet. Bake at 325° for 20-25 minutes or until lightly browned, stirring occasionally. Cool completely. Store in an airtight container.
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  • Cawilde
    Feb 12, 2011

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  • MiLayde
    Dec 14, 2010

    Wonderful! I am giving these tucked into my handpainted wine glasses for the holidays.

  • marens14
    Jun 8, 2010

  • TriciaB97
    Jan 6, 2010

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  • pbarker4149
    Dec 29, 2009

    Does anyone know how to make cinnamon almonds? My granddaughter buys them like this at fairs and just loves them. Would I still coat them in egg whites and then toss in cinnamon/sugar? I tried making these once but the spice wouldn't stick. I wonder if I'd still want a little salt too. Also, would I still use blanched almonds?? Can anyone help?

  • tkarinas
    Dec 26, 2009

    These almonds are absolutely delicious and my family loves them. We will be making this recipe many more times.

  • wnovini
    Dec 22, 2009

    Great, yummy, just be sure to buy blanched almonds, took me forever to blanch them myself-maybe I'm just hopeless though!

  • dphelan
    Dec 16, 2009

    I made this recipe last year and they only lasted 20 minutes. I have already had request from family and friends to make them again this Christmas. They are fantastic. Great for gift giving too. Will make again for sure.

  • maryanlibrarian
    Dec 14, 2009

    Judy, I have made more of a recipe similar to this, with pecans. You will need 10 times the amount of each ingredient. However, I recommend doing each batch individually. First of all, it would be hard to find a bowl large enough to hold 20 c of almonds while still having room to mix everything. Plus, the individual almonds wouldn't get coated as evenly. Doing it individually ensures the proper results. Plus, as one batch fits on a cookie sheet, there's no need to guess how many to put on. I recommend tasting the first batch to make sure you like the ratio of ingredients given, as you can always adjust at this point for the rest of the batches. Good luck!

  • wendyrhoton
    Apr 20, 2009

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