Sweet and Spicy Almonds

Submitted by: Jann Goodwin, Halifax

“This is a recipe I received from former colleague who always brought these in to the office to share around Christmas time. I have had success with it... but she had it nailed. Hers were always the best.”


  • 2 1/2 cup(s) unblanched almonds
  • 1/4 cup(s) sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp(s) coarse salt
  • 1 tsp(s) cayenne pepper
  • 1 tbsp(s) honey
  • 1 tsp(s) olive oil
  • 1 tbsp(s) water

Cooking Instructions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spread almonds on a rimmed baking sheet; toast until fragrant, about 10 minutes. In a large bowl, combine sugar, salt, and cayenne pepper.

In a large skillet over medium heat, cook honey and water with olive oil, stirring, until combined, 1 minute. Add almonds; toss to coat.

Transfer nuts to sugar mixture (do not scrape extra glaze into bowl); toss to coat. Cool in a single layer.


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