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Burnt-Almond Candy

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Ingredients
  Almonds 1 1⁄3 Cup (21.33 tbs), with skins on
  Sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Directions

GETTING READY
1) Take a cookie sheet and grease it well.

MAKING
2) In heavy, medium skillet, combine almonds, sugar, and 1 cup water.
3) Boil the mixture, stirring until sugar melts.
4) Lower the heat; simmer for about 15 to 20 minutes, until almonds make a popping sound.
5) Remove the skillet from heat.
6) Mix with a spoon until sugar crystallizes (mixture will become dry).
7) Return skillet to heat; cook over low to medium heat until sugar starts to melt and coats almonds, forming a glaze—15 minutes.
8) On cookie sheet, transfer the sugared almonds to cool.
9) Separate almonds with a fork.
10) Let them cool completely.

SERVING
11) Serve the almonds at once as snack or store in container with tight-fitting lid, in a cool, dry place for later use.
12) Burnt- almonds may also be used to top puddings and desserts.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Very Easy
Cuisine: 
European
Course: 
Snack
Method: 
Browned
Restriction: 
Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Almond
Interest: 
Quick, Healthy
Preparation Time: 
8 Minutes
Cook Time: 
20 Minutes
Ready In: 
28 Minutes

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