Crockpot Candied Almonds

February 3, 2013

in crockpot recipe

Did you know you can make Candied Nuts in a slow cooker? I love you, Pinterest.

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Used a recipe I found on The Creative Mama by Hayley. All you do is dump a 1 lb. bag of raw nuts into a crockpot – no need to spray it or anything…

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…then top with 1/3 cup brown sugar, 2 teaspoons cinnamon, some nutmeg, and 2 Tablespoons of Honey, Maple Syrup, and Butter.

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Crank that slow cooker up to high, and stir every 20 minutes for about 2 hours. I wound up leaving the cover off for the last 30 because it was still pretty syrupy, and added a sprinkle of Maldon Sea Salt Flakes to balance out the flavors.

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Finally, dump everything onto a sheet tray to cool…

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…lined with foil/spray for easier clean up.

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After another 30 minutes, they literally stand on their own.

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Abe taste tested them and helped me break them into individual pieces. He couldn’t stop eating them, so I knew they were good. (I had some at Susan’s party, too, and they were, indeed, addictive.)

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Voila…

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…three last-minute homemade gifts – no sweat.

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P.S. They do wind up sticking right back together – so I’d recommend keeping them in a wide container instead…a tin for peanut brittle/chocolate bark would be good.

{ 6 comments }

1 walo February 3, 2013 at 10:08 pm

It may change the final product a little, but if you dust/roll the nuts with either cocoa powder or powdered sugar once you’ve broken them into individual pieces, they won’t be as likely to stick back together when you put them in the container. I guess you could also cook the sugar at a higher temperature so the finished product is less gooey, but you wouldn’t be able to do that in a slow cooker. Either way, yum.

2 Danielle February 4, 2013 at 7:14 am

Where would we be without pinterest! These looks so good. I am going to have to try it myself.

3 Neekoh February 4, 2013 at 9:39 am

This absolutely sounds like something I’m going to need to try, especially now that I have a Crockpot on hand :)

XXo,
Neekoh

4 Lea @ Healthy Coconut February 12, 2013 at 6:06 pm

I’m going to try this. I saw your comment on katheats and followed your link.

Do you suggest making putting less liquid since it was still syrupy for you? I’m looking for a slightly sweet/savory combo.

5 Lynn @ The Actor's Diet February 12, 2013 at 6:09 pm

Hey Lea! I think it shouldn’t matter because, ultimately, the syrup dried – almost like a peanut brittle.

6 Lea @ Healthy Coconut February 12, 2013 at 6:13 pm

Thanks for the quick reply. I’ll leave it as is.

Btw, The hubby and I are dining for an early Valentine’s day dinner in L.A. soon.

I tried to search for the restaurant on your site to see if you’ve eaten there and see what you ate. The search didn’t come up. Have you heard of the restaurant called Bestia?

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