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