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.
Preheat oven to 300F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
In a small bowl, stir together sugars, salt, and cinnamon until combined. Set aside.
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.
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.
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.
Remove from oven and allow to cool completely - I left them for a coupe of hours.
Serve at room temperature. Store in an airtight container until serving.
This recipe makes 4 cups, or 16- 1/4 cup servings.