For those who like an added crunch on their salad, make these nuts ahead of time to sprinkle on Grilled Chicken Mandarin Salad or another one of your favorite salads.
Remember, melted sugar is hotter than deep fat. Remove the pan from the heat just as the sugar melts and begins to darken, as it burns very easily.
Double the recipe so there is lots to nibble on while enjoying a glass of wine.
Total Timeunder 1 hour
Make Ahead RecipeYes
OccasionCocktail Party, game day
Recipe Coursehors d'oeuvre, snack
Dietary Considerationgluten-free, halal, kosher, peanut free, soy free, vegan, vegetarian
Five Ingredients or LessYes
Taste and Texturecrunchy, nutty, sweet
- ½ cup (125 mL) slivered almonds
- 2 tbsp (25 mL) granulated sugar
In a small frying pan, cook almonds and sugar over medium heat, stirring constantly, until sugar is melted and almonds are coated and lightly browned. Set aside to cool then separate. Store in an airtight container for up to 3 months.
Variation: Substitute pecan halves, pine nuts or a mixture of nuts for the almonds.
2003 Donna Washburn and Heather Butt