Recipe by BJ
"Here is an easy snack idea to serve at any holiday party."
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Excellent reviewer tips on this recipe - a bit of tweeking for a perfect end result. The changes made: substitute 1tsp. vanilla for the water, add 1/2 cup of brown sugar to dry ingredients, increase the cinnamon to 1tsp. used 1/2 cup of Splenda for the white sugar ingredient (because I have to watch my sugar intake; worked great with the sugar substitute),used a 16oz. pkg. of almonds for this recipe to ensure good coating. If using more nuts, increase the coating ingredients. Cooked my batch on a cookie sheet with parchment paper (easy cleanup) at 250 degrees for 1hr.15mins. stirring every 20 mins or so. Good stuff! This goes into my Gift Giving recipe file.
I thought these would be really great after reading all the rave reviews. However, I found the first batch I tried to smell really great while baking but just tasting a little bland. I agree with some previous posts that added a lot more to it. I don't know why they gave such a high rating when they had to add so much to make it taste better. To my second batch, I added a tsp. vanilla to the eggs. I also added 1/2 c. brown sugar for that maple flavor, used a whole tsp of cinnamon and added 1/3 cup of cooled melted butter. It tasted a whole lot better and was gobbled up and gone in minutes. Everyone only picked at the first recipe and they went to waste.
Addictive! I tweaked this recipe only a little. To increase flavor I reduced nuts to 3 cups but kept coating ingredients the same. Be sure to wisk the egg white until it is VERY foamy. Baking an extra 30 minutes increased the crunchiness! It's important to use the correct size baking sheet for the amount of almonds - nuts should be single layer and just fill the pan - an old dark pan works best and I don't bother to spray it - I scrape up the extra sugar at end and throw it in with the nuts. After the first hour stir every 15 minutes and continue baking until the coating is dry.
This is a wonderful recipe! I have been making roasted almonds for a few years at X-mas time for my sisters who absolutely adore them, but I have never really liked them much. This year I decided to tweak the recipe a bit, and I am very, very happy with the results, SUPER! For one thing, I took into consideration other reviews and double the coating. Secondly, I comined the sugar and water and placed them over a double broiler (low heat), as I never liked the grainy feel of the roasted nuts that I have made in the past. After the sugar was almost completely dissolved, I removed it from the double broiler and added 4x the cinnamon, and 2x the salt and 1 tsp of almond extract. After combining and baking per the recipe, I was astounded by how good these are. My sisters, who loved the roasted nuts I made before, say that there is absolutely no comparison to these. YUMMY!
We're NOT worthy We're not worthy... AAHHH went to get this recipe for a co-worker (made them for holidays and have been "advised" to make them again) and started to salivate thinking of them! Also added 1/2 cup brown sugar & vanilla to egg white on second batch really did make them perfect! I also am a firm believer in easy and Reynolds non stick foil is perfect in this recipe! no mess and the nuts come off with ease after drying and hardening(YUM!) oddly enough I was looking for a recipe initially that was like the mall nuts--but found I LOVED this on pecans even better--thought maybe peanuts would be good--no dont try it not good on peanuts!
A hit! We made 4 batches of these fabulous nuts right before Christmas. We gave part of them away as gifts, and ate way too many standing in the kitchen. They are very easy, and very tasty. I did make double the amount of coating so that the nuts would be totally covered, and used a bit of extra cinnamon. A word of caution- they really stick to the baking sheet, so give it a spray of Pam, or use a nonstick pan.
Wow, these are great! I added about 1/2 tsp. of vanilla to the egg white. If you are using salted nuts, omit the salt. I also made a separate batch for my folks using Splenda since they are low carb-ing. The Splenda batch was drier, so double the cinnamon / Splenda mixture for a heavier coating. They loved them. Also, I would strongly advise using PARCHMENT PAPER on the bottom of the pan (secure it with some spray oil) to make stirring & clean-up a breeze.
I used 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon, 1/2 cup brown sugar & 1 tsp vanilla. These are sooo good & sooo much easier to make than my old recipe. Thanks BJ.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Serving Size: 1/16 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 16
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 162
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