My mom has been making this candied almond recipe at Christmas for as long as I can remember and now I know why. The are super easy and so delicious. I had to shoo the kids away so we had enough for our neighbor gifts!
Easy Candied Almond Recipe
Bring to a boil:
1 cup sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp cardamom (my addition but totally optional)
1/4 cup canned milk
Take off the heat when mixture reaches the soft ball stage.
1 tsp vanilla
3 cups of almonds (or walnuts, or pecan, or whatever!)
Stir until coated. Pour nuts onto a sheet of wax paper in a single layer to cool (I sprinkled on some sea salt at this point because I love the sweet and salty mix). Once cool, break apart and package!