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Candied Almonds

Updated February 23, 2016

Visitors come to Alcalá de Henares to see the sensational Plateresque architecture of its old university, but few will leave without passing through one of the city’ s many candy shops to purchase these celebrated sugar-coated almonds.

CostInexpensive

Easy

Total Timeunder 30 minutes

Make Ahead RecipeYes

Kid FriendlyYes

One Pot MealYes

Recipe Coursesnack

Five Ingredients or LessYes

Taste and Texturecrunchy, nutty, sweet

Ingredients

  • 1 cup almonds with skins
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Line a cookie sheet with a greased piece of foil. In a skillet, mix together all ingredients and boil over a high flame, stirring constantly, until the sugar crystallizes.

  2. Spread the mixture on the cookie tray, separating it into individual sugar-coated almonds. Cool.

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