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Caramelized Almonds

These caramelized almonds are sweet, crunchy, and delicious. They're perfect for a nutritious snack or post-dinner treat and also make a great edible gift idea.
Prep Time2 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time12 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Calories: 250kcal


  • 2 cups raw unsalted almonds
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil (or substitute your preferred oil)
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup (or substitute honey)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Pinch of ground cloves


  • Add the almonds, coconut oil, salt, cinnamon, and cloves to a large nonstick pan on the stove set to low-medium heat.
  • Cook for 5 minutes to toast the almonds, stirring constantly to ensure they don’t burn.
  • Add the maple syrup and cook for an additional 5 minutes, stirring constantly.
  • Transfer the almonds to a parchment paper lined baking tray or platter. Be sure they are spread out in a single layer.
  • Allow the almonds to cool for at least one hour before serving, then store them in the fridge for up to 7 days.


  • Storing these nuts in the fridge as opposed to the pantry gives them a particularly crunchy and satisfying texture.


Calories: 250kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Sodium: 74mg | Potassium: 264mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 102mg | Iron: 1mg