Hi friends! I’m Melissa, from Melissa’s Cuisine, and I’m happy to be back with you today to share one of my new favorite snack recipes.
You know how it goes…you’re walking through the mall and you smell something so amazing you just have to have it. The scent of sugar and cinnamon and almonds just grabs me every time. Usually I’m able to resist the sweet snacks, but around the holidays when there are booths set up in the mall, I’m powerless!
Now though, I’m trying to avoid processed sugary foods, so I decided it was time that I make a healthy version of those delicious almonds. I opted to use raw local honey and some ground cinnamon to coat my almonds. I was a little hesistant at first because I didn’t know what would happen to the honey as I heated it up–would it harden? would it burn? After about 10 minutes of cooking, carefully watching and stirring so I didn’t burn my snack, I spread the almonds onto a sheet of waxed paper to cool. I waited only 5 minutes before trying one, and promptly burning my mouth! A few minutes longer and the almonds were cool enough to eat. So eat I did! Though they’re not the same as what you’d buy in the mall, they are a delicious and healthy snack!
Honey Cinnamon Almonds
- 1 cup almonds
- 1/3 cup honey
- 1 Tablespoon cinnamon
Combine ingredients in a skillet.
Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until the honey begins to harden and the almonds stick to the stirring utensil, about 10 minutes.
Remove from heat and spread almonds in a single layer on a piece of parchment paper.
Cool completely, then break into pieces if necessary.
These are best eaten the day they are made, otherwise the coating begins to soften and they stick together. If necessary, they can be stored in an airtight container.
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