The Best Easy Candied Almonds Recipe

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The best easy candied almonds recipe – this super simple easy method uses your oven for crunchy candy coated almonds just like from a Christmas market!

These easy and sweet Candied Almonds were inspired by the European Christmas markets. The sugar and spices are mixed with egg white to coat the raw almonds and are then baked until crystallized.

They make a great edible gift to share with friends and family!

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No Boil Candied Almonds

When we visit Christmas markets, there is one treat I can’t leave without – delicious spiced candied nuts. I love candied nuts – and candied almonds are my favorite.

We’re using a super easy method to make these perfect sweet, salty, crunchy treat – anyone can make these without candy making experience.

Getting your sugar to hard crack stage, handling melted sugar – we’re bypassing all of that for truly easy oven candied nuts that are so easy, even kids can make them.

This process moves much more quickly, so you can make a big batch of candied nuts for friends and family. Be sure to find our suggestions for other nuts we love to use, too.

If you can mix ingredients and turn the oven on, you can make these candied almonds – really!

I hope you love this easy candied almond recipe as much as I do.

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How To Make Candied Almonds

This recipe is one of my favorites because it uses very little equipment – you probably already have everything on hand that you’ll need to make these nuts!

You’ll Need:

  • Parchment Paper
  • Rimmed Baking Sheet
  • 2 lbs Raw Almonds
  • 1 large egg white
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1½ tablespoons ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg

We love serving these nuts in paper cones like at Christmas markets – especially for parties. Click here for festive wax papers you can roll into a cone to serve!

  • Preheat the oven to 225 degrees F and line a large rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, whip the egg white and vanilla together on medium speed for 2 minutes until frothy.
  • Add in the almonds and toss until coated.
  • Add in the sugars and spices and toss to coat.
  • Spread the nuts out on the parchment lined baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes. Then stir and bake for another 20 minutes. Repeat once more.
  • Allow the nuts to cool on the baking sheet for 1 hour after baking.

Tips To Perfect Candied Almonds & FAQs

This recipe is fabulous with other nuts – you can try different versions based on what you have on hand!

Our favorite nut choices for this easy candied nuts recipe:

And if you’d like a bit of extra spice, try this with a dash of Aleppo pepper or cayenne pepper!

FAQs

How long do candied almonds last?

Candied nuts can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for one week.
Nuts stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 weeks, and in the freezer for up to two months.

When are candied nuts done?

Nuts will be hard and crunchy when done – they will fill the house with a caramelized sugar smell, but will NOT smell like burnt sugar.

European Christmas Markets

We started visiting Christmas Markets in Europe a few years ago, when my brother in law and his family moved to Germany and we went to visit them – and fell in love!

We’re a bit bummed to not visit Christmas markets this year (though we can’t wait to head to our favorite local Christmas market – the Denver Christkindl Market is outdoors and in a big spaced out area)

To see more from some of my favorite trips across European Christmas Markets, please check out some of my past travel coverage through the following links:

I hope you enjoy some of the photos while we can’t travel now, and can plan for the next years!

Other Christmas Cookies & Sweets You’ll Love

If you’re looking for more festive treats to get you in the holiday spirit, find some of our favorites below:

You can find the rest of our Christmas Cookies here!

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The Best Easy Candied Almonds Recipe

Yield: 16 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Cooling Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 2 hours 5 minutes

The best easy candied almonds recipe - this super simple easy method uses your oven for crunchy candy coated almonds just like from a Christmas market!

Ingredients

  • 1 large egg white
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 lbs whole raw almonds
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1½ tablespoons ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 225 degrees F and line a large rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, whip the egg white and vanilla together on medium speed for 2 minutes until frothy.
  3. Add in the almonds and toss until coated.
  4. Add in the sugars and spices and toss to coat.
  5. Spread the nuts out on the parchment lined baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes. Then stir and bake for another 20 minutes. Repeat once more.
  6. Allow the nuts to cool on the baking sheet for 1 hour after baking.
Nutrition Information
Yield 12 Serving Size 2 oz
Amount Per Serving Calories 509Total Fat 38gSaturated Fat 3gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 33gCholesterol 16mgSodium 9mgCarbohydrates 33gFiber 10gSugar 19gProtein 17g

Nutrition is automatically calculated by Nutritionix - please verify all nutrition information independently and consult with a doctor or nutritionist for any and all medical and diet advice.

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4 Comments

  1. True confession, I used salted almonds ‘cause that’s what I had and the salt was not even noticed. I would agree though that they were maybe not sweet enough.

  2. These Almonds we’re good, but if I were to make them again I would tweek the recipe just a little. I thought the sugars should have been whisked in with the egg whites until dissolved for this recipe. Also, for 2 pounds of Almonds, a jumbo egg white would have been better (I used an extra large egg white), along with maybe just a tablespoon more sugar, although, a lot of sugar did not adhere to the almonds, or came off from turning them because the sugar wasn’t disolved. I’m not even a sweets person, but these almonds didn’t seem sweet enough to me. A smidge less nutmeg too.

  3. Sprinkling the nuts with some salt after you spred them on the baking sheet really brings out the nut and sweet spice flavor!