When I saw these yummy sugar cinnamon coated nuts splashed across my FaceBook page, I knew I had to make them. Then I read that they were made in a crock pot. Seriously! Isn’t a crock pot for chili and pot roasts?
So I picked up a 3 lb bag of raw almonds at Costco, pulled out my crockpot, and made sure I had at least 4 hours to complete the task.
Because I wanted to do a lighter sugar coating, I added twice the nuts that were called for and my family loved them. Hey, who needs MORE sugar and the adage is true, “Less is More” totally applied in this situation because the finished product was a huge hit.
Another thing I wasn’t sure about was having to stir every 20 minutes for the 3 hours. Really?
I ended up cleaning, folding laundry, prepping for dinner, and a bunch of other things in between so it wasn’t like I was just standing in the kitchen, apron on, ready to stir my pot of nuts every 20 minutes.
After about an hour I smelled something wonderful coming from my kitchen. By the second hour, the entire house smelled like a See’s candy store or some high-end candle only lit for special occasions.
I wished I could have canned the air and turned it into a scratch and sniff. It was that intoxicating.
The final result, I am going to have to go to Costco to pick up another big bag of almonds. I need to make more to give out as little gifts, in fact, this recipe is going on my list of favorites right next to homemade marshmallows and graham crackers.
From my kitchen to yours,