Reality Bites

Sometimes you just have to face it: healthy snacks don’t taste good.

Okay, I’m sure there are some but as I was tidying my cupboards this week, I had to come to terms with the fact that that large quantity of raw almonds I bought in a moment of healthy valor was going no where.

And that brings me here:


Delicious crunchy sweet salty dressed up and roasted raw almonds that won’t last a week in our house. 🙂

In case you too would like to eat what’s in your cupboard, here’s the recipe.

4 c. roasted almonds, unseasoned*

1/2 c. honey

2 T. butter

1 tsp. coarse sea salt

1/2 tsp. table salt

3 tsp. cinnamon

1 c. + 2 T. raw sugar

(*If you have raw almonds, roast them by baking them in a single layer at 375 for 10-12 minutes, stirring them every few minutes, until aromatic and darker on ends.)


Simmer the honey and butter together for a couple of minutes over low heat until translucent. Stir in all the almonds and keep stirring for a few minutes until they’re all shiny and warm. Dump them all out on a piece of wax or parchment paper.


Gather all the other ingredients in a gallon size resealable bag or bowl with a lid. Once the almonds are cooled enough to touch and not melt the plastic bag, use the paper they’re on like a sleeve and empty it onto the sugar pile. Shake until coated and spread out on a new piece of parchment or wax paper.

Store in airtight container to keep fresh. I like mine in the fridge. Or by the handful.