Roasted, sugar coated, caramalized almonds.
Who actually invented roasted almonds?
The only document describing the art of cooking “Gebrannte Mandeln” is from the year 1871.
At that time, the production of roasted almonds began and the term “Viennese almonds”, which is still known today, dates back to that time.
How are Candied Almonds called in German?
Candied almonds are called "Gebrannte Mandeln".
How to pronounce "Gebrannte Mandeln"?
Listen to this audio file to hear how to say "Gebrannte Mandeln" in German.
Have you ever made roasted, candied almonds yourself? You only need three ingredients, and it’s amazingly easy!
These tantalizing nuts can be smelled cooking from afar! They are a special Christmas market treat, but are also a staple at German fairground festivals like the Munich Oktoberfest.
How to make Candied Almonds Video Tutorial
Candied Almonds Recipe
- 12 oz. raw whole almonds
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup water
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
- Add the sugar, cinnamon, vanilla extract and water to a large pan and bring to a boil.
- Bring to a boil and add almonds.
- Stir over high heat until water is gone and the almonds get a white crusty look.
- Turn to medium heat and keep stirring until the sugar starts to melt and gives the almonds a shiny caramelized coating.
- Pour the almonds on a non-stick cookie sheet and spread to separate them.
- Store them in a dry, closed container.
Try this recipe with all other nuts that you like. It works especially well with walnuts, peanuts and pecans. Packaged in a cute little jar they make the perfect hostess gift.