created by: Party Nuts! by Sally Sampson, copyright 2002 by the Harvard Common Press. 535 Albany Street, Boston MA 02118. www.harvardcommonpress.com
Looking for extra flavor in your snack? Kick things up a notch with these perfectly seasoned almond treasures.
yield 2 Cups; Serving Size: About 23 (1 oz)
2 cups lightly toasted California almonds
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
2/3 cup balsamic vinegar
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon chili powder or cayenne pepper
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Place the almonds, brown sugar, and vinegar in a large heavy-bottom skillet and cook over medium heat. Stir 3-5 minutes until the sugar melts, the almonds are well coated with the mixture, and there is no liquid at the bottom. If using salt or chili powder, sprinkle evenly. Transfer the almonds to the prepared sheet, separating the individual nuts. Set aside to cool before serving.