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Sugar Spiced Almonds

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling


2 cups

"These zippy almonds are spicy yet sweet, and once you start eating them, you can't stop," says Sherri Jackson of Chillicothe, Ohio.


  • 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


  1. In a small bowl, combine the first six ingredients. Add almonds; toss to coat. Spread into a greased 15x10x1-in. baking pan.
  2. Bake at 250° for 30 minutes or until lightly browned, stirring occasionally. Cool. Store in an airtight container.

Nutrition Facts

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

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