Hey, look! I still have a food blog.
Just sitting here on the Internet like a handy recipe book. I got a comment on one of my posts recently and it got me thinking. I still cook, people. And I now have a nicer camera to take mouth-watering snapshots of my food. Hmmm... I should post something.
So here it is: Cinnamon Almonds.
Have you ever tried/become addicted to the snack almonds at Trader Joe's? Or even better, the ones at the Farmer's Market? Yum! Did you know that they are brain-dead simple to make at home? I didn't, until we decided that we would pass on buying the spendy snack nuts (because I am a very proud new stay at home mommy!) and I felt like we should get the same treat at a better price.
I found the recipe here at One Charming Party. Take a look!
With three simple ingredients (four if you count water, which apparently I don't) this is a great allergen friendly snack (so long as your friends aren't allergic to almonds, sugar or cinnamon, that is). Combine in a skillet:
1 cup sugar
1 Tablespoon of cinnamon (we like ours more cinnamon-y than the original recipe)
1/4 cup of water
Then add 3 cups of raw almonds and stir over medium heat until the sugar crystalizes. Then remove from the heat and let them cool on parchment paper (or a Silpat). Let them cool completely before serving. (Or at least wait a few seconds so you don't burn your mouth!)
Mine got a little more carmalized than the last batch because I ran into the living room to get my camera and start up my blog again:
Easy, peasy game day (or any day) treat. Go Hawks!