Slow Cooker Cinnamon Sugar "Mall" Almonds

I've been on a search for a great at home "mall" almond recipe... You know, the treats, sold from carts that fill the air with delicious smells and charge a fortune for a handful of nuts. I've tried a bunch of recipes from other people and kept modifying until I was happy... Finally, here it is! At home "mall" almonds, made in the slow cooker.

Step 1: What You Need

  • 2lbs of whole natural almonds
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated (white) sugar
  • 2 tsps cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 egg whites
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla

  • non stick cooking spray
  • a slow cooker
  • a whisk
  • a spoon
  • a couple bowls
  • airtight container or large sealable bag for food storage
  • parchment, wax paper or foil

Step 2: Dry Ingredients

Combine sugar, cinnamon and salt in a bowl.  Set aside.

Step 3: Egg Mixture

In a separate bowl, combine vanilla and egg whites and WHISK! It takes about a minute of continuous whisking to get the mixture frothy, but no peaks.

Step 4: Sugar Coat It!

Dump the almonds in the egg wash and stir to ensure all the almonds are completely covered.
Once they are all nice and shiny, pour in the sugar mixture and stir well, making sure the almonds are all covered.

Step 5: Roast

Pour almonds into a slow cooker that you have sprayed generously with cooking spray. Put the lid on and start cooking.
Cook on low for 2 hours, stirring every 20-30 minutes.

Step 6: Cool

Now you have 2 lbs of delicious roasted cinnamon sugar almonds, but be careful, they are hot!
Dump them onto a sheet of parchment, wax paper or foil to cool.
When they have cooled completely, store the ones you haven't eaten yet in an air proof container or food storage bag.
(want the whole experience? Serve in a paper cone!)


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12 Discussions


Question 3 days ago

How long will sugar almonds last in airtight container? thanks


Question 3 days ago on Introduction

Making the almonds as I type. How long will the surgared almonds last in an airtight container?


1 year ago

I just made these and they came out great. I actually cut the recipe in half (cuz all I had was a one-pound bag of almonds) - it worked great. I have been looking for a recipe like this and this is the best yet.


3 years ago

I just realized what I did wrong....trying again!!


3 years ago

Mine look nothing like these...sad face


3 years ago on Introduction

I've made this a few times... if you want to change it up a bit, adding a bit of cocoa powder is yummy. But the BEST change up was a bit of cayenne! sweet with a kick! also works GREAT with Pecans!


4 years ago

I made these tonight for a treat exchange using the store brand raw almonds (which are currently on sale for about $6/lb). They are delicious!


4 years ago on Introduction

Thank you soooo much for this recipe! I had been looking for a slow cooker cinnamon sugar almond recipe and there were so many to choose from. I decided to go with this one and....there were absolutely no issues or problems with it!! The almonds are simple to make, turn out delicious, and people have been asking for the recipe since. I will definitely be making these again soon. :)

Hi. One question: I will be giving these for Christmas stocking stuffers all throughout the month of December. How long do they last in an airtight container? Thank you.

Hi. One question: I will be giving these for Christmas stocking stuffers all throughout the month of December. How long do they last in an airtight container? Thank you.