All About Almonds!


This year my mum and I made these roasted almonds to give as gifts over the holidays. We ended up making double what was needed because we (mostly my dad) kept eating them! This simple recipe is a wonderful marriage of sweet, salty, and spicy and are SO ADDICTIVE!

Spicy Roasted Almonds

2 1/2 cups raw almonds
1/2 tsp plus a pinch hot cayenne pepper
Scant 1/4 cup honey, melted until liquidy
1 tsp salt
1/8 scant cup sugar (raw large crystals if possible)


1. Preheat oven to 350F.

2. Mix melted honey and cayenne together, toss with nuts and bake on lined cookie sheet for 15 minutes.

3. Take toasted nuts off parchment and place back on bare cookie sheet and toss with sugar/ salt mixture. Spread nuts out so that they are not touching as much as possible. Let cool and try not to get addicted to these guys!

Note: You can add 3 tablespoons of sesame seeds prior to toasting for visual interest and taste.

Next time you need a quick gift or just want to try something different with almonds try these on for size. Plus it’s fun to jar them up like this using old Christmas cards as a decorative lid:




One Comment on “All About Almonds!”

  1. Mum says:

    Delicious, I made some last night!

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