Cinnamon Candied Almonds


These Cinnamon Candied Almonds are one of the best holiday treats! I’ve been making these for years and once you try them you’ll see why. They are easy to make and seriously delicious!

Cinnamon Candied Almonds

You wouldn’t believe how quickly a batch of these almonds disappears at my house! And they are a treat I feel better about feeding my family versus cookies, although we have plenty of those around here this time of year too – who am I kidding :)?

But the point is if you are looking for a treat that does have some nutritional value then this is a good way to go.


Candied Almonds

For as long as I can remember I’ve been using Fisher Whole Almonds or Pecans for this recipe. Fisher is a brand I’m confident in and I love knowing their nuts are preservative free!

The only ingredient is the nuts. Just the way it should be.

Cinnamon Candied Almonds

I’ve been a Fisher ambassador for three years now and I hope to be for many more because it’s a product I truly love and value.

Fisher nuts also make for a super healthy snack – one my family enjoy constantly throughout the week. Sure the salted varieties of nuts are good but who needs the added sodium?

My husband loves to throw them in his protein shakes too.

Cinnamon Candied Almonds

These would make a perfect gift to give for friends or loved ones for Christmas. I’m thinking these will be my treat to make and share this year because they are so easy to make yet they are so amazingly delicious!

Once you start popping them you can’t stop. I think I ate half the jar myself today.

Another variation I love on these, which is a chai spice blend I use 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon, 3/4 tsp dried ginger, 3/4 tsp cardamom, 1/4 tsp ground cloves and 1/8 tsp ground pepper. Surprisingly the flavors aren’t nearly as bold as you think they’d be but still so delicious.

Cinnamon Candied Almonds

Just try not to finish all of these off before they make it to being shared ;).


Cinnamon Candied Almonds

5 from 7 votes

These Cinnamon Candied Almonds are one of the best holiday treats! I've been making these for years and once you try them you'll see why!

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 12


  • 1/2 cup (110g) packed light-brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup (100g) granulated sugar
  • 2 1/2 tsp Siagon cinnamon
  • 3/4 tsp fine sea salt
  • 4 cups (600g) Fisher Whole Almonds
  • 1 large egg white
  • 2 tsp water
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract


  1. Preheat oven to 250 degrees. Line a rimmed 18 by 13-inch baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.

  2. In a medium mixing bowl whisk together brown sugar, granulated sugar, cinnamon and salt, set aside.

  3. Place almonds in a large mixing bowl.

  4. In a separate small mixing bowl whisk egg white, water and vanilla until frothy. Pour over almonds in mixing bowl and toss to evenly coat. 

  5. Add sugar mixture to almonds and toss to evenly coat. Spread into an even layer on prepared baking sheet. 

  6. Bake in preheated oven, tossing every 15 minutes (three times throughout baking), for 60 minutes total.

  7. Let cool then store in an airtight container for up to one week.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Fisher. The opinions and text are all mine.

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  • Hena Tayeb: mm these look delicious December 8, 2017 at 10:01am Reply

  • Charlene: Wow – just made these – Fantastic!

    Wondering if they could be made with honey instead of sugar? I am sure the taste would be different, but they would be a great treat for my daughter who is on a special diet. December 8, 2017 at 12:15pm Reply

  • Adrienne: What would a substitute for the ever white be? I am vegan and would love to know what could be used instead. Thanks! December 8, 2017 at 2:49pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I’d maybe try replacing a few tablespoons of the sugar with maple syrup so it can act as the glue in place of the egg white. December 8, 2017 at 7:45pm Reply

  • Linda: Can these be frozen so I can make them ahead? December 12, 2017 at 3:20pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I haven’t yet tried but I’m guessing they’d freeze just fine. December 12, 2017 at 4:18pm Reply

      • Linda: I froze them and they turned out great! Plan to make a batch again to freeze to take as gifts. March 25, 2018 at 8:34am Reply

  • Debby: I just discovered your site and absolutely love it…everything about the food, display and all the recipes…keep going!!
    Thank You,
    Debby December 15, 2017 at 2:43am Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks Debby! December 15, 2017 at 11:48am Reply

  • Larissa: Does this recipe call for raw almonds or pre-roasted ones? Thanks! Looking forward to trying this recipe for Christmas this year! December 15, 2017 at 10:43pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Raw almonds. I hope you love them! December 16, 2017 at 5:01pm Reply

  • Martha in KS: These are so good. I had to put them away so I’d stop eating them. Will make another batch for gifts. Merry Xmas! December 17, 2017 at 7:18pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Merry Christmas! Thanks Martha! December 18, 2017 at 4:15pm Reply

  • Lori Kostecki: I made these last night and I can’t believe how good they are! I couldn’t keep my hands out of the jar. I’m thinking of making these ahead of time for Christmas gifts. Do these really only store well for a week? What breaks down or spoils? December 17, 2017 at 7:55pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I made several batches and they’ve stored on my counter fine for two weeks now (I made them on the 4th), they normally never last that long but since I made multiple batches I got a better idea of their shelf life :). So glad you liked them Lori! Thanks for your review! December 18, 2017 at 7:56pm Reply

  • Martha in KS: I just made my 2nd batch of these deeelicious almonds. I used Blue Diamond lightly salted almonds (not raw) and they worked out great. The 1st batch I cut back on the salt, 2nd batch I added the full amount – just right! Thanks for a great recipe. Merry Xmas! December 18, 2017 at 3:44pm Reply

  • Tiffany Lewis: I made these and my family loves them!!! I’m proud of myself!! December 30, 2017 at 5:13pm Reply

  • Debbie Drudge: This is the second recipe I’ve tried. This one is by far the best. I made them last night and they’re half gone already. I’ll be sure to make these as and give as gifts. Thanks! January 30, 2018 at 4:41am Reply

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