Honey Roasted Almonds

One time, we bought a 5 lb bag of almonds at Costco. This was ridiculous, because I don’t like nuts and Yuseff isn’t a squirrel.

This happened back when we were on the South Beach Diet, since plain nuts were on the list of approved snacks. We were allowed to eat something like 10 almonds a day. There are few moments in my life as pathetic as the times that I counted out 10 measley little nuts for my midday snack.

Once we decided that the diet was for the birds, we were left with an over abundance of almonds.

Really. What was I supposed to do with these?

Eventually, I decided to make those nuts a little more palatable. By coating them in sugary goodness.

Now that’s more like it!

Honey Roasted Almonds

Step 1: Spread 2 cups of almonds on a baking sheet in a single layer. Put them into a cold (not preheated) oven and turn it on to 350°. Roast for 15 minutes.

Step 2: In a medium saucepan, bring  2 tbsp each of water, vegetable oil, and honey to a boil over medium heat. *hint 1* use a medium saucepan, not a small one, even though it’s not a lot of liquid, because you’ll add the nuts later and need room to stir. *hint 2* if you use the tablespoon to measure the oil first, then measure the honey, it will slide right out without sticking.

Step 3: Add the nuts to the saucepan and coat in the mixture. Continue to cook until the liquid is completely absorbed.

Step 4: In a bowl, combine 1/4 cup sugar, 1 tbsp brown sugar, and 1/2 tsp salt.

Step 5: When the nuts are finished cooking in the liquid, coat them in the sugar mixture. Then spread them wax paper to cool.

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