What you need:
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 tablespoon cinnamon
- 1/8 cup water
- 1/8 cup imitation vanilla flavor (not vanilla extract)
- 3 cups raw almonds
- salt to taste
In a skillet combine the first four ingredients.
Add the almonds and stir constantly over medium heat.
Keep stiring until the sugary liquid has crystalized onto the almonds. They are done when there is no liquid left in the pan.
Turn out almonds onto wax or parchment paper to cool. Sprinkle almonds with salt immediately.
Trust me, you must let them cool at least a few seconds before the sampling starts. These guys are hot, hot, hot!
Bet you can't eat just one!