These delicious Crock Pot Cinnamon Sugar Almonds make a great Christmas gift for you friends and coworkers!
As I’m sitting here typing this out, the snow is coming down at my house, and I’m reminded that Christmas will be here before we know it! My kids set up the Christmas tree yesterday, and they’ve been making presents for each other and their friends.
Like my kids, I enjoy making homemade gifts for my friends as well. But in a world where most of us have more than we need, it can be hard to figure out what to give. That’s why I typically fall back on food. I love food, so I hope others do as well!
I’ve done homemade jam with quick breads, fudge, and cookies in years past, but they all require me standing over a stove and doing a lot of work! So when I saw that you could make cinnamon sugar almonds in your slow cooker, I was intrigued.
Call me a skeptic, but I really doubted that this was going to work, but I had to give this a try, and pray that I wouldn’t waste half a pound of almonds.
As these were cooking, I continued to be skeptical. It just didn’t seem like they were going to come together. I continued to stir almonds around in a sugary mix that wasn’t sticking to the almonds at all, and I felt completely sure that this was a flop.
However, after adding the water, it all comes together, and eventually the almonds are coated in delicious cinnamon sugar, and you’ve got a great gift for your friends and coworkers!
- 1 1/2 lbs. raw almonds
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup cinnamon
- 1 egg white
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 1/4 cup water
In a large bowl, stir together sugars and cinnamon.
In another bowl, whisk together egg white and vanilla
Spray a large Crock Pot with non-stick spray.
Stir almonds into egg white mixture. Put into prepared Crock Pot.
Sprinkle cinnamon sugar mixture over the top.
Cook for 2 1/2 hours, stirring every 30 minutes.
After 2 1/2 hours, stir in water.
Cook another 30 minutes.
Pour mixture onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper, and allow to cool (harden).
I hope that you enjoy these! If you’ve got any other amazing ideas for simple homemade Christmas gifts, I’d love to hear them! Leave me a comment– I read every one!
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