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A delicious treat especially during the holiday season, candied almonds,('gebrannte mandeln' in German) are easy to make at home with only a handful of ingredients. Kids and adults a like will love these sweet roasted nuts! Gluten Free and Dairy Free to boot! #almonds #snack #candied #nuts #christmas #glutenfree #treat

Candied Almonds (Gebrannte Mandeln) | A Traditional German Christmas Treat

Markus Mueller | Earth, Food, and Fire
A delicious treat especially during the holiday season, candied almonds,('gebrannte mandeln' in German) are easy to make at home. Gluten Free and Dairy Free to boot! #almonds #snack #candied #nuts #christmas #glutenfree #treat
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 2 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 12 mins
Course Snack
Cuisine German
Servings 4 portions
Calories 581.9 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups raw almonds
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 cup vanilla sugar
  • 6 fluid oz water

Instructions
 

  • Melt the plain white sugar and water together in a pan, and bring to a boil over high heat.
  • Once boiling, turn the heat down to medium and carefully add the raw almonds to the pan.
  • Stir the almonds to ensure they are evenly coated and not clumped together.
  • Cook the almonds in the sugar water until the water has completely evaporated and starts to caramelize. Gently keep stirring the nuts.
  • Cook the almonds for about 5 minutes, the sugar will start to bubble more and more until it starts to re-crystallize and become "sandy".
  • Add the 1/4 cup vanilla sugar to the pan and mix it in well making sure it all melts. Cook for another few moments, and then transfer the candied almonds to a parchment lined sheet pan to cool.

Notes

Hot sugar can cause very severe burns. Never touch the hot nuts or sugar with your hands, and use a cast iron pan or heavy bottomed pot, to prevent the sugar from scorching.