Warning: these are addictive. Generally, I don’t really care for nuts but these are really really good and I have to tell myself “Karen, you can only have 5 almonds and then you have to put them on the top shelf of the pantry.” And then I put them on the top shelf but that doesn’t really stop me, does it?
Then you’ll pour the sugar mixture onto the egg/almond mixture. Coat all those almonds as much as possible with the sugar. Then you’ll add the almonds to your slow cooker. I cooked mine on high for about 2 1/2 hours (you can also cook on low for 4-5 hours). I went ahead and stirred my almonds every 30 minutes. I was just at home and set a timer for myself so I wouldn’t forget. This way the almonds get broken up and get coated evenly with the sugar. If you stir thoroughly they won’t stick as much to the bottom and sides of the slow cooker.
After they are cooked in the crockpot you’ll pour the almonds on to a parchment lined pan. At this point I broke up any remaining chunks of almonds and let them cool and dry out (I didn’t want to wait so I put mine in a 200 degree oven for 15 minutes and then let them cool). When they were completely cooled I stored them in an airtight container. As long as they are stored this way they should be good for several weeks.
P.S. Check out these other great ideas for neighbor gifts this year:
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