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Candied Almond Slivers

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Dessert
Keyword: dessert toppings, nuts


  • 5 tablespoons granulated sugar divided
  • 1 teaspoon coarse kosher salt (if using regular table salt, reduce amount to 3/4 teaspoon)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 cup slivered almonds


  • Line a rimmed baking pan with parchment paper. In a small bowl, mix together one tablespoon of the sugar with the salt and cinnamon. Set aside.
  • Melt the butter in a 10-inch nonstick skillet over medium heat.
  • Add the slivered almonds and 4 tablespoons of the sugar to the skillet. Stir constantly with a silicone spatula until the sugar melts and the almonds become fragrant and look pale golden brown, about 5 minutes.
  • Remove the pan from heat and stir in the reserved sugar mixture, mixing well to combine.
  • Transfer the nuts to the prepared baking pan, spreading them out as much as you can. Once cool, break the nuts into pieces.