{on our plate} nyc roasted almonds

easy roasted almond recipe

On our trip to NYC a few years ago, one of the things I enjoyed the most was going to Central Park, stopping by a street vendor and walking through the park with a hand full of roasted almonds.  Since then, I’ve attempted to find a home-made version for these sweet morsels of roasted goodness.  Thanks to Pinterest,  I found an easy roasted almond recipe that has revolutionized our lives.  The best part about this treat is that they’re made in a crock pot which limits your oven use and slowly fills your home with the lovely aroma of cinnamon and brown sugar.  I’ve tweaked the original recipe and found that this is what works for our crockpot and taste buds!

easy roasted almond recipe

Ingredients

1 1/2 Cups of sugar

1 1/2 Cups of brown sugar

3 Tbsp. Cinnamon

1/8 tsp. Salt

2 Egg whites

2 tsp. vanilla

5 Cups of raw almonds

1/4 Cup of water

Directions

Turn the crock pot on high (aside- my crackpot heats up very slowly but once it’s on high it stays really hot) Mix the white and brown sugar, cinnamon and salt and set aside.  In another bowl, whisk the egg whites until frothy. After they’re frothy whisk in the vanilla.  Add the almonds and completely coat them with the egg white.  Then add the cinnamon mixture to the egg mixture and toss the almonds. (Cooking time varies depending on your crockpot and it’s cooking temperature) Add cooking spray to the pot and add the almonds.  Cook with the lid on on high for 2 hours and stir them every 20-25 minutes.  Turn the temperature to low, add the water and cook for another hour with the lid off.  Continue to stir them every 20 minutes. Line a baking sheet or kitchen counter with parchment paper and spread the almond mixture to cool.  Store them in a zip bag in the refrigerator. It took about an hour for the almonds to cool completely.  Enjoy!!

 

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