Thursday, December 13, 2012

Addictive Slow Cooker Cinnamon Almonds

These almonds are delicious and addictive!

They taste just like the ones you can find at the mall. Plus, they make your house smell amazing!!!! My kids couldn't stop talking about how "yummy" our house was.

Slow Cooker Almonds
Recipe from The Recipe Critic 

1 1/2 cups Granulated Sugar
1 1/2 cups Brown Sugar (I used dark brown sugar)
3 Tablespoons Cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon Salt
1 Egg White
2 teaspoons Vanilla (DIY Vanilla Extract)
3 cups Almonds
1/4 cup Water

1. In a large bowl mix granulated sugar, brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt.
2. In a small bowl whisk together egg white and vanilla, until frothy. 
3. Add the almonds to the egg mixture and coat thoroughly.
4. Add the coated almonds to the sugar mixture and coat thoroughly.
5. Spray the inside of your slow cooker with cooking spray. 
6. Add the almond mixture to the slow cooker and turn the slow cooker to low. (It just looks like a big sugary mess at this point. It won't turn syrupy until you add the water.)
7. Cook the almonds for 3-4 hours, stirring every 20 minutes. 
8. During the very last hour of cooking and the 1/4 water and stir well. (This helps the coating get crunchy.)
9. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper (or your counter), and spread the almonds onto the sheet to cool. The almonds will be sticky, so separate them or you will have a giant almond piece.

The first time I made these I made a double batch in my 6 quart slow cooker, and at the end I dumped them out on parchment paper. They came out perfectly fine. But if my husband was not there to help me separate the almonds, I would not have been able to separate them all before they cooled.

The second time I made them I scooped them out of the slow cooker one-by-one and was able to separate them on my own with no problems.

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  1. I really appreciate the before cooking picture. I'd have been super concerned when making this if I hadn't seen that! Thanks!

    1. I did have that moment of panic where I thought I messed up. That is why I posted the picture...LOL...Thanks for stopping by. I hope you enjoy them.

  2. Soooo yummy! We are addicted to them! FYI, tonight I forgot to put the vanilla in with the egg white and ended up adding it to the water at the end. It worked out aok.

    1. I'm so glad you liked them! Good to know they still worked out that way, because the day will come when I forget to do it too...LOL!

  3. My husband loves these from the mall - however, he's concerned that the almonds will come out chewy. Are they still crunchy or do they end up chewy? Thanks!

    1. They are crunchy. We even had some that were 2 weeks old in a tupperware container and those were still crunchy. :)

    2. Thanks so much! Will be putting in a batch this afternoon!


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