Sorry I’ve made you guys wait for day 9, it’s been a wacky few days!  Anyways, today’s gift is another one great for coworkers or neighbors and will make your house smell amazing! You know those candied nuts they sell in a kiosk at the mall? Yeah these are them. They are so crunchy and sweet and delicious you may not want to give them all away!  Originally I tried a recipe that was made in the crockpot but they didn’t turn out quite as crunchy as I had hoped, so I baked them just to get that crunchy coat and not have to start all over.  The second batch I made I totally omitted the crockpot and just baked them right away, and THAT is certainly the way to go…and it went way quicker!

1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup brown sugar
2 Tbsp cinnamon
1 large egg white
2 tsp vanilla
3 cups raw almonds

1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees
2. Mix together granulated sugar, brown sugar, and cinnamon in a medium bowl
3. In a large bowl, whisk together egg white and vanilla until frothy
4. Add the almonds to the large bowl and mix until they are all coated with he egg/vanilla mixture
5. Sprinkle the cinnamon sugar mixture over the almonds and mix until all the almonds are evenly covered
6. Spread the almonds in a single layer onto a baking sheet covered in parchment paper [it may take 2 baking sheets to fit them all in a single layer]
7. Bake for 25-30 minutes, stirring half way through
8. Allow to cool 75% and then loosen from the on and separate as needed (you could certainly wait until they are completely cooled, but this just makes your life easier by separating them before they get too hard)

That’s all! Now I challenge you not to eat too many before giving them away as gifts 😉

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