During the holidays most every year, I can be found making these wonderful and fragrant Spiced Almonds. You can also use pecans if they are more readily available to you but the almonds very much remind me of the same treat you can find at Falcon’s games or at the Renaissance Festival or usually at many outdoor festivals. They charge an arm and a leg for them so why not make your own at home?

They’re so good and this recipe is so quick to make. And inexpensive if you use almonds.  It’s a great snack to have on hand!! Or perfect for a hostess gift!

Bon appétit!


Spiced Almonds

  • Author: Patti Peterson
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 10 mins
  • Yield: 2 cups 1x
  • Category: Sweet Endings



  • 1 cup sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon cream of tartar
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ cup water
  • 2 cups almonds
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla


  1. Combine sugar, cream of tartar, cinnamon, and water. Cook to soft ball stage. Add vanilla and almonds. Stir until almonds are surgery. Pour onto waxed paper and separate almonds. Cool. Store in a covered container.


  • Serving Size: 1/4 cup
  • Calories: 166
  • Sugar: 26g
  • Sodium: 1mg
  • Fat: 6g
  • Saturated Fat: 0g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 1g
  • Trans Fat: 4g
  • Carbohydrates: 27g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Protein: 3g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg


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