Sunday, December 22, 2013

Honey Roasted Almonds

I found this recipe a few years ago and I just LOVE it!  It's super easy to make!  And I like to make it and hand it out at the holidays or anytime really.  Most of the people I have given these too I've found just love them too!

Honey Roasted Almonds

2 C whole almonds, skins on
1/4 C sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
2 TBL honey
2 TBL water
1tsp. almond or vegetable oil

Spread the almonds in a single layer in a shallow ungreased baking pan and place in a cold oven.  Bake at 350 degrees, stirring occasionally, until the internal color of nuts is tan (12-15 minutes).  Remove from oven and set aside.

Thoroughly mix the sugar and salt.  Stir together the honey, water and oil in a medium size pan and bring to a boil over medium heat.  Stir in the roasted almonds and continue to cook and stir until all the liquid has been absorbed by the nuts (about 5 minutes).  Immediately transfer to a medium bowl and sprinkle sugar mixture over all and toss.  Spread on  wax paper and cool.

(I mix the sugar and salt in a medium bowl and dump the nuts in it and the stir it up.)
I just love these and think they are so yummy!  I hope you enjoy them too!

It the first picture, in the blue bowl, that batch I accidentally used a TBL for the oil instead a tsp.  I didn't notice until my husband made another batch, the second picture in the off white bowl.  I asked him why he didn't just use the same measuring spoon for the oil that he used for the honey and water and he said "because it's a teaspoon of oil, not a tablespoon."  oh my!  I had given that 1st batch I made to the boys teachers and to the mom of the kid I baby sit.  I quickly sent a text to Tiff and she said she thought they tasted fine.  I had eaten some of that batch too and thought they tasted fine.  But the 2nd batch my husband made, with the right amount of oil, tasted better!  So I guess you can't really mess it up too much, because I messed it up and it still tasted good.

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