Saturday, January 30, 2010

Spiced Almonds

2 1/2 Cups of almonds
2 tsps. vegetable oil
1 cup granulated sugar
1 tsp. cinnamon
3/4 tsp. salt
1/4 cup water
1 tsp. vanilla extract

Put almonds and oil in a flat baking pan; stir until almonds are coated in the oil. Roast in oven at 300 for 20- 25 minutes, stiring frequently. Cool, but don't let them get cold.

Combine sugar, cinnamon, salt and water in saucepan; cook, stirring, over medium heat until sugar is dissolved. Boil to 236 degrees on a candy thermometer or to soft ball stage. Remove from heat; blend in vanilla. Add almonds and stir until mixture is creamy and all almonds are coated. Turn out onto waxed paper and use a fork to seperate almonds.
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