Sweet and Spiced Candied Almonds


These Candied Almonds are a slightly sweet, simple and healthy snack made by roasting almonds with Maple syrup and cayenne pepper and cinnamon for spice. They are such a quick snack to make and they are perfect for packing along for a day of hiking or a picnic or for gifting.

Sweet & Spiced Candied Almonds

Servings 2 cups
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 15 mins


  • 2 cup Raw almonds
  • 3 tbsp Water
  • 1 tbsp Virgin coconut oil/Ghee/Butter
  • 2 tbsp Maple syrup/Jaggery syrup/Honey
  • ½ tsp Cayenne pepper if using Chilli powder you may want to reduce the quantity according to taste
  • ½ tsp Ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp Salt
  • ¼ tsp Vanilla essence


  • Add all the ingredients except the almonds into a sauce pan and bring to boil.
  • Reduce flame to medium low and add the almonds and boil until all the water has evaporated, stirring occasionally.
  • Once the water has evaporated, keep stirring so that it gets candied evenly and doesn't burn the maple syrup.
  • Keep roasting until the almonds starts to clump together. The whole process will take approx. 15 minutes.
  • Spread the almonds onto the sheet and let it cool down completely. (If you have some unabsorbed oil, try to leave it in the pan).
  • Keep in an airtight container for storage. Crunchy Slightly sweet and spiced candied almonds is ready to enjoy as a healthy snack for you and your family. It's perfect for gifting too.
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: candied nuts, healthy snack, sweet and spicy nuts

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“I keep my eyes always on the Lord. With him at my right hand, I will not be shaken. – Psalm 16:8

When we keep our eyes focused on the Lord, He is always with us. Regardless of the  battles we may be facing, He is our strength. With Him by our side, we will not be shaken. We can rest in complete assurance that He is with us in all situations. Even in our thought life.

Have you ever had something come into your mind that gave you fear, frustration, anxiety, or anger? These things are not from the Lord. These are things the enemy uses as a strategy to shake us up. You see, Satan knows that if we take our eyes off the things of the Lord, then our eyes will be focused on what he has distracted us to see.

The Lord says that we should focus on, “whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things. Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do: and the God of peace shall be with you.” (Philippians 4:8-9) 
When we focus our eyes and think of Him, we have peace. We have joy. We will not be shaken.

My prayer for you today is that you turn your eyes and your focus to Jesus.  I pray that you can remember the Lord’s protection and love for you.
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