Just purchased several huge bags of raw almonds. We love them for snacking and with our first swim meet this weekend – they are a go to, healthy snack. These are super easy to prepare and you can control the heat. These also package well for holiday shipping care packages.
3 cups of raw almonds
1/3 cup of honey
1-2 teaspoons of cayenne pepper (depending on how spicy you want them)
1/4 cup turbinado sugar
2 teaspoons of salt
Preheat your oven to 350 and line your baking sheet with a Silpat.
In a small bowl combine the turbinado sugar and salt. Set aside.
In a larger mixing bowl, add the almonds, cayenne and honey. Stir to coat. Then spread them out in a single layer on your lined baking sheet. Bake for 15 minutes then give them a good stir. Add back for an additional 10 minutes. Once you remove them, stir them again. Then sprinkle with some of the sugar/salt mixture. While cooling, I keep stirring and adding additional sprinkles or salt/sugar mixture. They will stick together but easily break apart. Taste to adjust if they need more salt etc.