I hope you all had a fabulous Thanksgiving and if you were lucky enough to have one, a long weekend with family. I'll update on our get together in the next few days, but wanted to pop on very quickly tonight to share a recipe that you need in your life... like, yesterday.
Crockpot Cinnamon Sugar Almonds
You know those sugary, ooey gooey, crispy delightful cinnamon sugar nuts that you can get at festivals, amusement parks, etc.? I am obsessed with them and so is my little lady.
When I stumbled upon a recipe for them on Pinterest, I knew I had to make them! I altered the recipe a bit and they turned out just perfectly.
I packaged them into little bags and put them on each plate for our Thanksgiving feast and you'd better believe these will be making an appearance around Christmas time. These are the perfect little gift for sharing or for taking into your coworkers or just to save for yourself for anytime snacking.
Recipe adapted from Six Sisters' Stuff
**2 lbs almonds
**2 or 3 egg whites
**1 1/2 cup granulated sugar
**1 1/2 cup brown sugar
**4 tbsp. cinnamon
**1/4 - 1/2 cup water
**2 tsp vanilla extract
**Combine sugars and cinnamon in a big bowl
**In a separate bowl, mix egg whites and vanilla extract until frothy
**Pour almonds into the bowl of egg whites and coat evenly
**Pour egg white coated almonds into bowl of sugars/cinnamon and coat evenly
**Pour entire mix into your crock pot
**Cook on low for 2 hours, stirring every 20 minutes
**After 2 hours, add the water -- between 1/4 and 1/2 cup, depending - I did 1/2 cup. Just do 1/4 cup first and mix around - if there is still dry sugar/cinnamon after adding 1/4 cup, you need more
**Continue stirring every 20 minutes after adding water and cook for 1 additional hour, for a total crockpot cook time of 3 hours.
**Spread cinnamon sugar almonds onto baking sheets to cool completely - they should not overlap and should lay flat. Once cool (okay, as soon as they aren't scalding hot), you can chow down YUM!