Vanilla Almonds

Almonds get roasted and infused with lots of vanilla to make an irresistible party snack. Plus, Vanilla Almonds can be prepared ahead for easy entertaining.

Almonds get roasted and infused with lots of vanilla to make an irresistible party snack. Plus, Vanilla Almonds can be prepared ahead for easy entertaining.

Welcome to another week of the 12 Weeks of Christmas Treats, a weekly blogging event hosted by Meal Planning Magic. That’s 12 weeks of deliciously sweet desserts, snacks and munchies, cocktails… whatever sweet treats me and my blogging friends can come up with for you to enjoy this holiday season.

Almonds get roasted and infused with lots of vanilla to make an irresistible party snack. Plus, Vanilla Almonds can be prepared ahead for easy entertaining.


If you haven’t been by in the past, you probably don’t know that I love dressing up nuts for a quick, easy, and super tasty snack at parties. It’s become a staple at my annual holiday party. I’ve done Crock-Pot Sugared Nuts and Mixed Spiced Nuts in the past, but I think this recipe is my favorite. I love the sweet vanilla flavor, kicked way up with both vanilla extract and vanilla paste (totally worth buying, if you don’t already have it!).

Bonus? These nuts come together in 30 minutes, making them easy to squeeze into a busy day in the kitchen. The longest part is letting the nuts cool completely before storing, so that they stay deliciously crunchy.

Almonds get roasted and infused with lots of vanilla to make an irresistible party snack. Plus, Vanilla Almonds can be prepared ahead for easy entertaining.

Do you have any entertaining secrets to share this holiday season? What do you do, or what recipes do you stock away, to make entertaining easier?

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Almonds get roasted and infused with lots of vanilla to make an irresistible party snack. Plus, Vanilla Almonds can be prepared ahead for easy entertaining.

Vanilla Almonds

Almonds get roasted and infused with lots of vanilla to make an irresistible party snack. Plus, Vanilla Almonds can be prepared ahead for easy entertaining.

Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Cooling Time 2 hours
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 16
Calories 244 kcal
Author Liz

Ingredients

  • 1/3 c. granulated sugar
  • 1/3 c. light brown sugar packed
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 2 egg whites at room temperature
  • 1 Tbs. vanilla extract
  • 1/2 Tbs. vanilla bean paste
  • 4 c. unsalted almonds

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 300F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside. 

  2. In a small bowl, stir together sugars, salt, and cinnamon until combined. Set aside.

  3. In large bowl, whisk egg whites until foamy. Whisk in vanilla extract and vanilla paste. Add almonds to bowl and using a rubber spatula, toss to coat.

  4. Sprinkle almonds with about half of the cinnamon-sugar mixture. Toss to coat well. Sprinkle with remaining cinnamon-sugar and toss to coat. Turn almonds out onto baking sheets, half on each. Spread almonds onto a single layer.

  5. Bake for 15 minutes. Stir almonds, spreading back onto a single layer. Swap baking sheets in oven and continue to cook for another 10-15 minutes.

  6. Remove from oven and allow to cool completely - I left them for a coupe of hours.

  7. Serve at room temperature. Store in an airtight container until serving. 

Recipe Notes

This recipe makes 4 cups, or 16- 1/4 cup servings. 

This recipe was adapted from Taste of Home via That Skinny Chick Can Bake

Almonds get roasted and infused with lots of vanilla to make an irresistible party snack. Plus, Vanilla Almonds can be prepared ahead for easy entertaining.

 

15 thoughts on “Vanilla Almonds”

  1. Oh my goodness, these almonds sound so good! I think they would make nice gifts, too. I’ve made them a feature at this week’s Whimsical Wednesdays Link Party. Thank you so much for sharing and have a wonderful week!

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