Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Slow Cooking Thursday


I always know it's getting close to Christmas when I go to the mall and am hit by the wonderful smell of sugared almonds roasting. I've just found a recipe for them that can be made in the crockpot. I haven't tried them yet, but they sound good and are easy to do. I think this would make a nice treat for the season!

Sugared Almonds
16 ounces shelled almonds
1/2 cup melted unsalted butter
1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
In a slow cooker, stir the almonds and butter together until well blended. Add the confectioners' sugar, stirring to coat walnuts evenly. Cover and cook on high for 30 minutes. Reduce the heat to low and cook uncovered, stirring occasionally, until the nuts are coated with a crisp glaze, about 2 hours.

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Transfer the nuts to a serving bowl. In a small bowl, combine the spices and sift them over the nuts, stirring to coat evenly. Cool the nuts completely before serving.


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15 comments:

Mike Golch said...

that sounds just yummy.

Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

Could you use walnuts or pecans? I do not like almonds.Blessings...m..

Mary said...

Mari,

This sounds delicious. I've been using my slow cooker a lot lately. It makes things easy and fast, so thanks for all these marvelous recipes.

Blessings,
Mary

Pug1 said...

Yum! I can smell them already! CHEERS! Michele

Kathy said...

I love the idea of doing this in my slow cooker! I'm so going to try this this weekend as my 12 year old and I love these little treats - and maybe, just maybe - I'll share some in my goodie baskets for the holidays

Thanks for posting this

~Just A Thought Ginger said...

I hate to say it, but that smell makes me sick every year. I don't mind eating them, but can't handle that smell.

Hope they turn out great for you and that you ENJOY the smell in your house.

Cheri said...

I love the smell! I'm going to make these today- Mark and Nick love them and I never want to pay that much for a little bag of them.
I'll let you know how they turn out!

photomama said...

My favorite, I will have to try this for christmas. Thanks.

KrisinTN said...

This sounds easy, and I could add it to my goodie bags that I make for my siblings for Christmas.

Kathi~Lavender, Lace and Thyme said...

Sugared almonds in a slow cooker! wow, how wonderful is that! It would make your house smell nice as it's cooking them. Thank you for the great recipe.

All My Blessings said...

This smell is the most delectible and I buy them every time it hits me. This one recipe I intend on trying..thank you, Kae

Jen said...

I love almonds. I can't wait to try these. Thank you for sharing.

Terri said...

Oh yummy - I love it that they can be done in the crock pot!

Sandra said...

Oh my goodness, I am definitely trying these.

Short Stop said...

Never seen this done in a crockpot - what a great idea. I will try these. With all of my spare time in the kitchen. I LOVE me some almonds.