Sweet and Spicy Almonds

Prep Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
Makes 2 1/2 cups

Try serving these nuts with our Salad with Cranberries and Almonds.


  • 2 ½ cups unblanched almonds

  • ¼ cup sugar

  • 1 ½ teaspoons coarse salt

  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • 1 tablespoon honey

  • 1 tablespoon water

  • 1 teaspoon olive oil


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spread almonds on a rimmed baking sheet; toast until fragrant, about 10 minutes. In a large bowl, combine sugar, salt, and cayenne pepper.

  2. In a large skillet over medium heat, cook honey and water with olive oil, stirring, until combined, 1 minute. Add almonds; toss to coat.

  3. Transfer nuts to sugar mixture (do not scrape extra glaze into bowl); toss to coat. Cool in a single layer.

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