Candied Almonds and Pistachios Two Ways

There are so many twists to candied nuts and using almonds and/or pistachios adds some great flavor to salads.   They add a little crunch and a bit of sweetness. I have provided two favorite ways to candy almonds and one has pistachios in it too. Go here for recipes for pecans and walnuts. I think my guests this weekend will really enjoy these choices to put on their salads!

Candied Almonds and Pistachios

  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tbsp. sugar
  • 1/4 cup slivered almonds
  • 1/4 cup pistachios, roasted and salted
  • pinch of salt (optional – I never add)

Combine the water and sugar in a small saucepan and bring to a boil.  Simmer until the mixture becomes syrupy, whisking frequently, about 3 minutes.

Add the nuts and stir until the liquid evaporates and almonds become a golden brown, about 3-4 minutes.  Season to taste with salt if desired.   Pour the mixture onto a small sheet pan lined with foil.  Break up any large clumps when cool enough to handle.

Recipe by cooking with aunt juju  @  

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Candied Almonds

I love to use these sweet nuts on a salad with dried fruit such as cherries and maybe some blue cheese too. Any dressing of your choice will be delicious.

  • 1 tbsp. unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup slivered almonds

Melt the butter in a small saucepan; add the sugar and whisk until the sugar melts for about 2-3 minutes. It will look like caramel. Add the nuts and stir frequently until the almonds are toasted, another 2-3 minutes. Be careful not to burn the nuts, so watch carefully. Allow to cool and break apart in pieces, reminds me of a brittle.

Recipe by cooking with aunt juju @  

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A sweet, salty and crunchy treat for your salads. Everyone will enjoy these special candied nuts. Thanks to Angie, Jhuls and Laurie for hosting this week’s party.

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