Presidential Cinnamon-Glazed Almonds Snack
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 TimePrep: 10 min. Bake: 40 min.
- 1/3 cup butter, cubed
- 2 large egg whites
- Pinch salt
- 1 cup sugar
- 4 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 3 cups whole almonds
- 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.
Nutrition Facts1/3 cup: 433 calories, 31g fat (6g saturated fat), 18mg cholesterol, 111mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate (24g sugars, 6g fiber), 11g protein.
Originally published as Presidential Cinnamon-Glazed Almonds in Taste of Home October/November 1993