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Gebrannte Mandeln (German Candied Almonds)

These Gebrannte Mandeln are served at every Weihnachtsmarkt (Christmas market) throughout Germany.  They're simply irresistible! 
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: German
Servings: 10 servings
Calories: 341kcal
Author: Kimberly Killebrew



  • Place all of the ingredients except for the almonds in a heavy saucepan.  Bring it to a boil until the sugar melts.  Add the almonds and reduce the heat to medium-high.
  • Stir the almonds continually.  The process will take about 20-25 minutes as the sugar caramelizes, crystalizes, becomes dry and powdery and then melts.  Once the sugar dries and becomes powdery (don't panic, this is supposed to happen!), reduce the heat to medium to prevent burning.  Stir constantly until the sugar begins to melt, stirring to coat the almonds with the melted sugar.  Once the sugar is mostly melted and the almonds are rough and bumpy, they are done.
Serving: 0.25cup | Calories: 341kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 59mg | Potassium: 265mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 41g | Calcium: 97mg | Iron: 1.4mg