Almonds are totally the best nut.
They beat out peanuts, walnuts, pecans.
Really, the only nut that even comes close is the pistachio. I do love my pistachios.
We usually have a big ol’ bag of roasted, lightly-salted almonds (and, well, pistachios, for that matter) in our pantry for snacking.
And, not only are almonds delicious, they’re also high in protein and fiber and other useful nutrients.
So, I figure…why not throw some sugar at ’em, right?
I’m glad you’re with me on this one.
Now, I don’t have the best track record for roasting nuts. I tend to burn the dang things all the time.
There’s something about having to stay right by the oven and be ready at all times to toss them and to make sure they don’t burn that doesn’t jive well with me.
Those buggers can burn fast!
So, you can imagine my excitement when I realized I can make a sugared almonds recipe on the stove top. That sounded MUCH easier and right up my alley.
I like my easy allies.
If you’ve never made a sugared almonds recipe before, I recommend you use raw almonds as opposed to roasted almonds. While you wont get quite as much of a crunch with the raw almonds, they will have the best overall flavor and will release just the right amount of moisture to make this recipe work perfectly.
If you’re looking for that one-of-a-kind crunch, your best bet will be to actually roast them. But, let me remind you of this easy alley. And the tastiness.
Be warned, these sugared almonds are a-ddict-ing. Like SO addicting you wont be able to handle it.
You’ll think, “Okay, last bite” over and over and over again.
But it’s okay…’cuz they’re good for you, right?
This easy recipe for Maple Almonds is so sweet and crunchy you won’t believe it’s made without refined sugar! Savor this clean-eating treat and satisfy your sweet craving.
- 1 cup raw almonds
- 3 tbsp pure maple syrup
Heat a pan over medium heat.
Add the almonds and maple syrup.
Stir the almonds pretty constantly and you'll start to see the maple syrup crystalize and coat the almonds in a crystalized coating.
This should take about 8-12 minutes. Be patient, as it will take some time for the natural sugar to crystallize.