Spiced Honey Roasted Almonds
These honey-roasted almonds are irresistibly delicious! The little bit of spice is subtle and surprisingly good. Make these honey almonds once and you will make them over and over.
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My hubby used up a whole bag of almonds from Costco making these spicy, roasted almonds with honey and raw sugar; I want more! We’ve tried several recipes for honey almonds.
This is a combination of many experiments. This recipe is the best we’ve tried and we think you’ll agree. Easy and not too sticky. Note: the bulk of this recipe came from the lemons and anchovies blog.
Ingredients for honey roasted almonds:
2 1/2 cups raw almonds
3/4 tsp cayenne pepper
3/4 tsp kosher salt
1/4 cup honey
1/8 cup raw sugar
How to Make the best roasted almonds:
Preheat the oven to 350°F.
1. Line a large rimmed cookie sheet with parchment paper.
2. Mix 3/4 tsp kosher salt and 1/8 cup raw sugar.
3. Melt honey in a non-stick skillet over medium heat just until it’s liquidy.
4. Add almonds and sprinkle with cayenne pepper. Mix until almonds are coated. Remove from heat.
5. Spread nuts in a single layer over the lined baking sheet. Bake for 10 minutes at 350°F.
6. Remove from oven and let almonds cool on the counter 5 minutes, then toss them in the raw sugar/salt mixture.
7. Place the almonds back onto the baking sheet or on the parchment paper and let them cool completely.
Now enjoy them. I wish we hadn’t eaten them up so quickly!
Spiced Honey Roasted Almonds
These honey roasted almonds are irresistibly delicious! The little bit of spice is subtle and surprisingly good.
- 2 1/2 cups raw almonds
- 3/4 tsp cayenne pepper
- 3/4 tsp kosher salt
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1/8 cup raw sugar
Preheat the oven to 350°F.
Line a large rimmed cookie sheet with parchment paper.
Mix 3/4 tsp kosher salt and 1/8 cup raw sugar.
Melt honey in a non-stick skillet over medium heat just until it's liquidy than add almonds and sprinkle with cayenne pepper. Mix until almonds are coated. Remove from heat.
Spread nuts in a single layer over the lined baking sheet. Bake for 10 minutes at 350°F.
Remove from oven and let almonds cool on the counter 5 minutes, then toss them in the raw sugar/salt mixture.
Place the almonds back onto the baking sheet or on the parchment paper and let them cool completely.
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How long will these and the Candied walnuts using butter last in a jar please?
HI Alison, both can be stored for at least a week at room temperature. Make sure to let them cool to room temperature and keep them covered in a low-humidity area.
A friend gave me some of these in a Christmas gift and I immediately asked for the recipe. They are so easy and delicious!
That’s just awesome! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review, Ann!
I sprinkled ginger powder on it as it was cooling. Yummy!
Nice one, Charlotte! Thanks for sharing that with us.
I made this today and I also sprinkled some turmeric on it,I must say it is very yummy not too sweet.Thank you for sharing this recipe
I’m so glad you enjoyed it!
What If You Don’t Have Raw Almonds? What If They Are Already Just Dry Roasted??🤔🤔🤔
Hi Val, this will work best with raw almonds.
How do you recommend storing the Almonds? They are amazing!!!
Hi Ann, The almonds will last at least a week at room temp.
I can’t wait to try these recipes ! I’m making the candies walnuts and using them as an ingredient in a deconstructed salad gift. Will they store well in a jar with a lid? Thank you! Susan
Hi Susan, yes these would store well in a low humidity area in a jar. Make sure they are fully cooled before they are stored.
Awesome! I was wondering what I should do with my Almonds in the freezer and this recipe was on your site so I thought I would try it! Oh man! Incredibly simple and Delicious! Thank you again!
Perfect! I’m so glad you chose to try this recipe. Thanks for sharing that with us!
Can you use brown sugar
Hi Mia. Raw sugar works better because the crystals are larger. You won’t quite get the same effect with brown sugar.
The spicy Honey roasted Almonds were absolutely fantastic. I can’t stop eating them. A perfect amount of cayenne cause a taste explosion.
Thank you for sharing that wonderful review with us! I’m so glad you enjoyed that!
I’m so glad I found this recipe again this year! I should have known it was one of yours. I made these last year and have them away as gifts. They are amazing.The little bit of heat is perfect, and I like how they don’t clump together. Five stars!
I’m so glad you enjoyed it, Angie! Thank you for the wonderful review!
Loved this can use money heat
Recipe looks delish! i dont have an oven, how do i convert this recipe to pan roasted version, please?
I haven’t tested that to advise. If you experiment, let me know how you liked the recipe
Like the spicy toasted almonds. I replaced the cayenne pepper with smoked ghost chilies for an extra kick.
Thank you for sharing this with us, Phil!
Thank you Natasha! You have the best recipes!
Thank you for that wonderful compliment! & Thank you for sharing your great review!
I made thses almonds as Christmas gifts. They are delicious! I have one issue with them though. They keep sticking together. I packed in gift bags and now they are a big lump of almonds. Not a pretty sight when presenting as a gift. What did I do wrong? I followed you recipe exactly.
Hi Joan, if almonds are sticking together, I would place them in the fridge for 20-30 min and separate them afterwards.
I made these for tiny snacks around the office. It was a hit! Lots of people enjoyed them and it was the perfect amount of spice and sweetness with the honey and raw sugar. I highly recommend! Thank you for sharing!
You’re welcome Annie! I’m glad to hear everyone enjoys the recipe. Thanks for sharing your fantastic review!
i added a lil bacon grease to the honey…
they were awesome!
That sounds great! Thanks for sharing Rachel!
I didn’t have parchment paper so used foil which worked out well. I had no raw sugar so used regular sugar. Nonetheless it came out really well . I even mixed walnuts in. Put a little bit more cayenne for extra kick.
Hi Anne Marie, I’m so glad you enjoyed the recipe! Thank you for sharing your great review and tips about walnuts and extra cayenne! 🙂
Would regular sugar work? And also substituding cinnamon instead of pepper, don’t have that pepper…
Hi Tanya, the coarse sugar works best to keep the almonds from sticking. I think cinnamon would be ok to substitute 🙂
Please mention, the nuts will burn easily, so stir several times.
They will get crunchy again after cooling.
We don’t normally stir these when they get onto the baking sheet because they bake for only 10 minutes. Are you possibly using a convection oven setting? Yes, they do harden as they cool. 🙂
Thank you for your beautiful blog, from the “About” to the videos so warm and genuine, all the way to the delectable recipes!
As of this morning, I have made the honeyed almond recipe 6 times in 2 weeks!
I have adjusted the recipe just a bit, using a 12 oz bag of almonds from Aldi grocery, and just over 1/8 c of honey. I also used cumin, chili powder, ginger, cinnamon, pepper, nutmeg/allspice and chili pepper flakes.
This sounds like a lot, but just a dash of each! There is a perfect balance of sweet and heat- nothing overwhelming.
I also crush cinnamon, red pepper flakes and salt into the demarara sugar before tossing.
After cooling the nuts on parchment, it’s easy to break them up.
If I want to double the recipe I use the full 1/4 cup of honey with 2 bags of almonds.
For Christmas, I mixed a bag of cashews in with the almonds! DECADENT and HEALTHY! YAY!
Sounds delish! Thanks for sharing Kiersten!
Natasha, this recipe is absolutely delicious and was THE hit at a recent party I attended. It was easy to do… hardest part was getting the roasted almonds OFF the parchment. Have you tried roasting them on a Silpat silcone sheet pan liner? Or spraying PAM on the parchment?
Stephanie, thank you for such a nice review 😬. I haven’t tried other methods but Silpat silicone sheet would work great as an alternative.
Natasha, I just tried it with the Silpat sheet. It definitely released the sticky almonds better… but they’re sticky no matter. Worth the bother to coax them to let go. Thanks for the recipe!
I’m glad that helped!
Great tasting and easy to make
Cynthia, thank you for the nice review 😄.
Natasha, I want to eat your photo! Probably it would have less calories, lol… The photo is just so so beautiful!
You just have to keep telling yourself it’s better than candy. lol. 🙂 We eat these like they are going out of style! 😉 Thank you so much for the compliment 🙂
Thank you for posting the Honey Spiced Almonds and the Candied Walnuts. I can’t wait to try BOTH recipes. Can you tell me how to store, or how long these stay good if I were to make them for Christmas Gifts?
The almonds will last longest in the refrigerator in a ziploc bag so they don’t get sticky at all. They’ll last over a week in the fridge, but they will also last at least a week at room temp :). The candied walnuts should only be stored at room temp. Both are great choices for Christmas gifts 🙂
Would this work with sliced almonds?
I don’t think it would. They would probably clump together and the baking time would have to be altered (less time in the oven).
Amazing!!! Made these and they were gone in one hour!!!
Thank you for the good report Natasha :), we just took some with us to our recent trip to cabin and everyone loved them.
Mine were gone within the hour too! Sadly ;( I ate them all by myself.l
Lol that’s awesome! Lol (don’t worry, I’m laughing with you ;-))
Hi, What do you mean under raw sugar? Is that brown sugar or brown crystal sugar
I have a picture of it in step #2. It’s basically just larger sugar crystals. They are light golden in color.
Thank you Amy, I just bought more almonds at Costco, ready for another batch :).
Mine are yummy… but not very crunchy – they’re kindof moist/overly sticky still… are they supposed to be that way or is there something I could do to make them more crunchy? (bake longer?)
Was that after they were tossed with the sugar? Usually the sugar is what keeps them from sticking to each other.
I baked the almonds for 5 extra minutes to give them an extra bit of crunch, and they turned out just the way I like them. I could eat these by the handful!
Aren’t they great?! I’m so happy you liked them 🙂
Does the cayenne make it very spicy or just a nice warmth? Would I be able to use spices that are more on the smokey end of the scale?
I want to make this for work and i’m not sure how many people like spice..don’t want to exclude people from deliciousness! hahaha
It’s not too spicy, you can also use other spices. So far every single person that tried them at my house, loved them :).
These came out absolutely perfect!! They are delicious and addicting 😉 Thanks for sharing!!
They are addicting for sure Katie, I’m sure you’ll be making them again very soon :).
My daughter and I ran out of honey, so we substituted it for maple syrup! It was great both ways. Thanks for sharing the recipe!!
That’s great to know! Maple spice almonds! 🙂 Brilliant!
These are very easy to make, and came out wonderfully. I made one batch with cayenne and one with cinnamon.
This is the first of your recipes that i’ve tried (although i did have to make some alternatives: replacing the pepper with roasted sesame seeds) and it was absolutely fantastic!
That’s sounds like a great alternative,I will be trying your version next 🙂
Do you have to use raw sugar or will brown sugar work? (unless its the same thing, not sure)
Raw sugar works better because the crystals are larger. You won’t quite get the same effect with brown sugar.
Almonds go fast in our home too! I usually roast them plain, but this recipe just might change that:)
The spicy honey coating is just addictive. I find that I can’t stop eating them!
can i leave out the pepper for honey almonds? im not sure that anyone in my family will eat spicy almonds….
but the recipe is awesome! its perfect cuz we have a bag of almonds just laying around that need to be gotten rid of.lol.
You can leave it out, it won’t be quite as fabulous but if you just want it sweet, you can leave it out 🙂
Yummy … I had a company so I made these while people were talking … LOVE them … everyone did!!!! Thanks for sharing. I LOVE LOVE your website and all the recipes!!!
Thank you Irina. They are very hard to resist 🙂
I love snacking on nuts… & this roasting process with such a great variety of ingredients will sure make a delicious addition to raw almonds. Definitely will give this a try 🙂 Thank you for sharing!
You’re welcome 🙂 I love taking these to work; it is an ideal snack!
Oh my gosh…These call my name everywhere they are sold!
Vadim and Roman ate these on the way to camp and Roman was complaining that Vadim didn’t bring enough! We will have to make more!!
They look super yummy!!! Perfect snacks for work… and home too… 🙂
They are addicting as sunflower seeds: you can’t stop once you start 🙂