How to make Sugared Almonds at home

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Sugared Almonds, as the name suggests, are plain almonds coated in sugar candy. Do you know who started giving them first and why?

They originated in Italy and are typical of a town called Jordan almonds. They are often used as wedding favours. “Bitter” almonds and the “Sweet” sugar symbolizing the bitterness of life and sweetness of love. The treats are often packaged in a group of five to represent happiness, health, longevity, fertility and wealth.

It’s a typical snack you can get at Christmas markets. But forget to buy these almonds from the market because I can assure you that homemade is so much better. Making caramelized almonds for Christmas so easy and the house smells so good from the cinnamon. These are the perfect little snacks for watching a Christmas movie.

You will think “okay, last piece” over and over and over again. But it’s okay because they are suitable for your health also. So let’s start making this sweet snack but first check the list of ingredients that you will need to make this recipe at home.

Ingredients for Sugared Almonds

Whole Almonds2 cups
White Sugar 1 cup
Ground Cinnamon1 tablespoon
Water1/2 cup
Salt1 teaspoon

As ingredients are less and you can get all of them from your nearest grocery store or supermarket.

This recipe will not take much time. So, let’s check out how much time it will take to make Christmas sweet.

How Much Time It Will Take?

Preparation Time Cooking TimeTotal time
5 mins15 mins20 mins

Let’s move to the last and best part of the recipe without wasting any time and start making Sugared Almonds at home with the ingredients that I have listed above.

Sugared Almonds Recipe

Sugared Almonds recipe
  1. Combine the white sugar, ground cinnamon and water in a saucepan over medium flame.
  2. Bring to a boil and add the almonds and salt, cook and stir the mixture.
  3. Simmer at the highest level until the liquid is half evaporated then put the temperature down to half.
  4. When the water is fully evaporated, sugar starts crystallizing and leaves a syrup- like coating on the almonds.
  5. Now raise the temperature a bit so the almonds get a shiny brew color.
  6. Pour the almonds onto a baking sheet and separate each piece using fork and let it cool down.

Now, who else is ready to surprise their loved ones with these Sugared Almonds from their kitchen?

Nutritional Breakdown of Sugared Almonds

Not only these Almonds are delicious; they are also high in protein and fiber and other useful nutrients. Now check the nutritional details of this recipe.

Calories 304 kcal
Protein7.6 g
Carbohydrates32 g
Dietary Fiber4.6 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Fat18 g
Sugar26 g

How to Make Sugared Almonds at Home | Video

These almonds are very easy to prepare at home. Still, I’ve added a video below, as it’ll provide you more ease while you are preparing it.

Video by Rich and Easy Recipes

I hope you’ve liked this recipe. I highly recommend you all to make these almonds at your home and share your experience in the comments below. Till then, stay tuned for more recipes like these.

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