The other day I was in the mall and I smelled such a wonderful smell, I had to find it! The cinnamon and sugar in the air was almost too much to take. It was the cinnamon nut vendor! You know how those smell, right? Then I saw the price. Worth it, yes…but pricey. So I started digging for a way to make them at home. I found one! And you do it in the CROCK POT! I made them…and I think I could sell them if I set up a cart with NO PROBLEM. I won’t do that, but I WILL give them away for GREAT little Christmas gifts!
1 1/2 cup white sugar
1 1/2 cup brown sugar
3 Tbsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp all spice
1 egg white
2 tsp. vanilla
3 1/2 cups almonds
1/3 cup water
In a medium bowl, mix sugars, cinnamon, salt and all spice. Set aside.
In a larger bowl, whisk egg white and vanilla until it’s frothy. Stir in the almonds until they are thoroughly coated. Add cinnamon mixture to the almonds and toss until coated.
Spray cooking spray in large crock pot. Add the mixture to the crock pot and turn it to low.
Cook covered 2 1/2 hours stirring every 20 minutes. Add water and stir well. Cook for another hour, stirring again after a half hour.
Lightly spray 2 cookie sheets and spread the almonds flat to cool. Separate them so they can dry out and crisp up.
Store in air-tight container and/or bag for fantastic Christmas gifts!
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