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Burnt Almonds (Candied Cinnamon Almonds) - Brända Mandlar

Last Modified: 12/21/12
First Published: 12/10/08
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General Info
Servings: 10
Total Cost: $1.58
Cost Per Serving: $0.16
Total Calories: 1,451
Calories/Serving: 145
Cinnamon, Ground 1/2 Teaspoon 1.13 Grams $0.06 3
Sugar, White Granulated * 150.00 Grams $0.20 581
Almonds, Whole * 150.00 Grams $1.32 867
Water 1/2 Deciliter 47.97 Grams $0.00 0

Burnt almonds (brända mandlar) is another name for almonds covered in burnt/caramelized sugar. These almonds are served hot on street stands at Christmas markets in Sweden during the holiday season. The almonds are completely addictive: crunchy and sweet with a hint of cinnamon. They are perfect to serve with a holiday cocktail or simply as a delicious snack. The method here is very simple, it takes some time to make these, but it's well worth it. To just add cinnamon turns out great, however for even more flavor, try to add some chilipowder or perhaps some ground ginger, garam masala or Chinese five spice powder, there are so many possibilities.

Standard Measure Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup White Sugar
  • ~ 1 cup Whole Almonds
  • 3 1/4 tablespoons Water
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon


Bring all the ingredients together in a pot, preferably with a thick bottom. Cook on medium heat until the water has boiled away and the sugar has crystallized (become dry). Stir frequently.

Continue to cook on the stove until the sugar has melted a second time, but only for so long as the sugar is still clumped around the almonds.

Pour the nuts out on a tray or a plate. Let cool and separate.