Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Candied Almonds

A tasty snack, quick to make, delicious to eat. Just whipped myself up a batch. Awesome.

1/4 cup water
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 Tbsp cinnamon
1 cup almonds

Mix the water, sugar and cinnamon in a saucepan, and heat over medium until boiling. Dump in the almonds, then stir.

Keep stirring.

Did I say stop?

You're going to want to keep stirring until all the water is gone. That means when it starts to thicken, keep stirring. That means when it starts to turn to syrup, keep stirring. That means when it seems like there's a little bit of liquid left, keep stirring. You want solid lumps of cinnamon-sugar crystals on your almonds and the pan to be completely dry before you stop stirring.

Pour the goodies out on a wax-paper'd plate (I used my quarter-sheet) and let cool for 15 minutes or so. YUM.