Ok - these are delish!
(Sorry for the blurry pic! Best of the bunch - my camera did not function well on this close up)
Cinnamon Sugar Almonds.... I found the original picture on Pinterest which led me to this blog.
I gathered up the ingredients:
But of course had to add my own signature ingredient:
My brown sugar had lumps - and well you know I know this great trick about putting a slice of bread in your brown sugar that will keep it soft and clump-free but did my brown sugar have said slice of bread? No. Ah well.... let's try anyways!
The wet ingredients were supposed to be mixed until "frothy" - well when two-year old is having a nap blenders are not condusive to continued nap-time (and mommy free time) so I mixed with a fork and decided that this was frothy enough.
In went the almonds.... this was hard to do! I really like raw almonds - a few did not make it into the bowl.
Then the dry ingredients:
Everything into a crockpot - sprayed with Pam of course!
Lid on to cook for 4 hours - stirring every 20 minutes or so.
At the 3 hour mark - added some water (and did a quick taste test... shhhhh):
Four hours - DONE! Cooling on a cookie sheet (minus one or two or..... for another taste test)
Changes I'd make next time:
~More almonds - there was quite a bit of sugary goodness that could have been attached to some unsuspecting almond.
~More spice! I put just a dash of cayenne and it could have easily used 2 or 3 for this size recipe.
1 1/2 C. Sugar
1 1/2 C. Brown Sugar
3 Tbsp. Cinnamon
1/8 tsp. Salt
1 Egg White
2 tsp. vanilla
3 Cups Almonds
1/4 C. Water
Mix your dry ingredients - plus the cayenne if you'd like. Set aside.
Mix the wet ingredients - minus water - until frothy.
Add the almonds to the wet ingredients - mix well.
Add the dry ingredients to the almonds - mix well.
Dump into a crockpot that has been sprayed with cooking oil.
Cook on low - stirring every 20 minutes or so.
At hour 3 add the 1/4 c water and stir well.
All done at 4 hours! Spread out on a cookie sheet covered in wax paper to cool & store in an airtight container.