Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Chai Candied Almonds

Chai Candied Almonds
From the Kitchen of Kristin Sumption

1 large egg white
1 teaspoon water
2 1/2 cups whole roasted almonds (unsalted)
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon chai tea mix

Preheat the oven to 225 degrees. Spray rimmed cookie sheet with cooking spray. Lightly beat egg white and water. Pour almonds and egg white mixture into a large zip lock bag. Close and shake vigorously until almonds are coated. In a separate bowl, whisk together the sugar and spices and then pour into bag. Shake vigorously until coated again. Spread nuts onto cookie sheet in a single layer. Bake for 45 minutes to 1 hour, tossing and flipping every 15 minutes until coating is crunchy and no longer sticky. Let cool completely and serve in a cute bowl or bag them up for gifts. My hubby loves to sprinkle them over vanilla ice cream with a hint of carmel sauce :) PS. You have to cook them the ENTIRE time or they will be a bit chewy in the center, using pre-roasted almonds helps this but I still do the whole hour to insure a nice crunch!

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