Honey roasted almonds are one of my favorite snacks to make at home! Sweetened almonds with a touch of salt are highly addictive!
I don’t know about you but I love candied nuts, these little treats are so addictive and so delicious that it’s hard to keep your hands off them. Whenever we go to farmer’s market I see these little shops selling delicious looking candied nuts.
There are walnuts, almonds, pecans, peanuts, hazelnuts etc. and they all come in so many flavors. Even if I want to buy some I end up buying nothing, simply because I get so confused with so many flavors that I finally just let it be. What an irony!
But then I thought it would be better to make them at home. I can make one flavor at a time, munch of it happily and then move on to the next flavor.
So I first tried these honey roasted almonds and let me tell you these are one of the easiest snacks/treats that you can make in very less time. Also the ingredients required for this recipe are almost always available in everyone’s pantry.
It always helps when a recipe doesn’t call for a fancy ingredient, saves my trip to the grocery store, which by the way happens a lot ever since I started blogging!
The good part is that these honey roasted almonds are delicious, the bad part? they are highly addictive! I think I have finished a bowl already! The recipe is super simple, all you need to make these delicious almonds is whole almonds, sugar, salt, honey and oil.
I added a pinch of cardamom powder but that it totally optional. These honey roasted almonds can be a great make ahead snack for any festive occasion like Diwali & Christmas. You can even gift them to your friends, pop them in a gift bag and tie with a beautiful ribbon.
Measure 2 cups of whole almonds and place them on a baking sheet in a single layer. Place the baking sheet in an cold oven and then switch it on and set the temperature to 350 F degrees. Roast the almonds in the oven, stirring them twice in between till they are fragrant and roasted. This will take around 12-15 minutes.
While the almonds are in the oven, combined sugar and salt in a bowl. Set aside.
Meanwhile in a wide pan combine honey, cardamom powder, oil and water and bring it to boil on medium heat.
Take out the almonds from the oven and stir them into the boiling mixture.
Cook till all the liquid is absorbed by the almonds, this takes around 5 minutes.
Remove the almonds from stove top and transfer them into a bowl.
Pour the sugar-salt mixture on top of almonds.
Mix to coat all almonds. Make sure all almonds are completely coated.
Transfer the almonds to a parchment paper and let them dry completely.
Store in an airtight container and munch away!
Recipe modified from AllRecipes.com
Honey Roasted Almonds
- 2 cups almonds
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3 tablespoons honey
- 2.5 teaspoons oil I used canola oil
- 2.5 tablespoons water
- pinch cardamom powder
- Measure 2 cups of whole almonds and place them on a baking sheet in a single layer.
- Place the baking sheet in an cold oven and then switch it on and set the temperature to 350 F degrees.
- Roast the almonds in the oven, stirring them twice in between till they are fragrant and roasted. This will take around 12-15 minutes.
- While the almonds are in the oven, combined sugar and salt in a bowl. Set aside.
- Meanwhile in a wide pan combine honey, cardamom powder, oil and water and bring it to boil on medium heat.
- Take out the almonds from the oven and stir them into the boiling mixture.
- Cook till all the liquid is absorbed by the almonds, this takes around 5 minutes.
- Remove the almonds from stove top and transfer them into a bowl.
- Pour the sugar-salt mixture over the almonds, stir to coat all almonds.
- Transfer the almonds to a parchment paper and let them dry completely.
- Store in an airtight container.
- Using cardamom powder is optional, you can also add cinnamon, nutmeg etc.
- A lot of recipes suggest using almond oil but I used canola oil in this recipe. Use any odorless/flavorless oil.
Honey Roasted Almonds
24 thoughts on “Honey Roasted Almonds”
Mine didn’t turn out so well. They were sticky and hard. I can only think my temperature was too high when cooking in honey mixture, even though I turned it down. The sauce was not all the way cooked in because I smelled burning. It was over 5 minutes. The sugar mixture just melted into nuts. They are still good, just sticky . They don’t look at all like your picture.
I made this and they taste great. I soaked the almonds first and they are soft. Will they go back to a slight crunch? Do you soak your almonds first?
no the recipe does not mention soaking them. they won’t be soft now
Do you think I can use Splenda instead of sugar?
hmm I have never used splenda in cooking or baking. Do you replace sugar with splenda and results are same? If yes then go ahead 🙂
Soooooooooooo good and sooooo easy! I added more salt than the recipe called for as well as some cayenne pepper. Gives just a wee bit of heat. Didn’t last 24 hours in my house.
I don’t have a microwave or oven. Any way to make it on stove ?
you can try roasting almonds on stove-top
Can I skip the roasting step if I have roasted almonds to begin with? Just want to make use of the roasted almonds in my pantry first
yes u can use those
Hi. I tried them today and they came amazing. Loved them. I just have doubt about their shelf life. Till how many days are they good to consume because I dont eat too much of almonds. Hoping you will see this and reply to my question.
probably 2-3 weeks, keep in an airtight container
Really easy and delicious. Nice discovery. Do you have a recipe for roasted chickpeas? I’m new, so will browse around for other recipes…this here is great!
Hi Ayanna, glad you liked these! No, I don’t have a recipe for roasted chickpeas. Will surely put one soon! thanks for dropping by!
Thanks…looking forward to it.
I tried making them today.
They are tasty.
Only one problem, they have not dried
they should dry, place them on parchment paper overnight
This is great! I made them without adding the sugar at the end and my kids loved them. The second time I tried them, however, I doubled the recipe and the oil is way too much. I’m not sure what the right ratio is at this point.
hmm I have never tried doubling the recipe, but I will give it a try and get back to you! Glad yours kids loved them Cheryl 🙂
ive always been really lazy and bought flavoured nuts from the shops.. definitely need to try making my own. these look delicious!
thanks Thalia! 🙂 these are super easy to make, you should give it a try!