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Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Sweet and Salty Almonds

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I few weeks ago, I took a trip up to my grandma's house. Now, that may not mean anything to you, so let me explain....

My grandma is like a cooking/baking fiend. She's made everything from cake to candy to burgers and sausages (She and my grandpa grind their own meat. It's pretty awesome. And they have the best burgers, bratwurst, and sausage patties ever!). Recently, she made toffee almonds and they were delicious! Crunchy, sweet, and the perfect thing for a little sugar fix.

Unfortunately, the almonds were made with granulated sugar, hence the name toffee, so they weren't very Paleo. It's a good thing I enjoy recreating non-Paleo foods into Paleo ones, because I really wanted to make some healthier toffee almonds of my own! The recipe she gave me didn't seem like it'd take much work to become sugar-free and I was right!

Of course, I added my own flair to the recipe as well. The only ingredients the original recipe called for were sugar and almonds. How boring! I love sweet and salty things so I figured, "Why not add some cracked sea salt on top?" The result was a different texture than the almonds made with regular sugar (the regular weren't as sticky), but they were still perfectly delicious.

These would be perfect with yogurt for a small dessert, on top of fruit, or just by the handful as a snack. That last one is my favorite way to eat them. ;) 

1 1/2 c. almonds (whole, sliced, diced, etc.)
1/3 c. honey (maple syrup or agave would work, too)
sea salt

1. In a small pan on medium-low heat, stir in almonds and honey.
2. When the honey is thinner and syrup-y, spread almond mixture onto a greased tin foil sheet that's about a foot long.
3. Sprinkle almonds with cinnamon and sea salt.
4. Let cool and store in the fridge or freezer.

Inquiry of the Day:

Was (or is) your grandma a good cook?

My mom's mom definitely is. I love going to her house, it always smells like food! My dad's mom isn't as big of cook, but she makes excellent ham.


  1. Mmm these almonds sound great! Simple, yet delicious =) I will try them with maple syrup - yum =)
    My dad's mom was an amazing cook. She made the *best* pasta sauce. And I still have dreams about her sautéed mushrooms. So good!

    1. Maple syrup almonds sound really good. The flavor will definitely be different than if you used honey, but delicious all the same.
      Happy first day of spring! :D

  2. Oh, those look so yummy:) Great job:)
    My grandmother on my mom's side can't cook to save her life, and she knows it! Most of the time, we just have sandwiches and cereal at her house.
    My grandmother on my dad's side can cook, though! She will make the cutest cupcakes:)

    1. Thanks! I'd love to see what your grandma's cupcakes look like. Unfortunately, none of my grandmas have the artistic skill to decorate their baked goods in detail. I'm not so great at it either, but I still love to! :)


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