12 oz.


5 min.


10 min.

Gebrannte Mandeln

Candied Almonds

Candied Almonds are a staple on the Munich Oktoberfest. The almonds are sugar-coated and caramelized cooked fresh in copper kettles at the festival.


Oktoberfest Almonds Recipe

Candied Almonds

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Course: Sweets
Servings: 12 oz.
Author: Angela Schofield


  • 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.
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Serving Tip:

Chopped leftover candied almonds make a great ice cream topping.