These sugar-free candied almonds are a quick and easy treat for snacking or gift-giving. And, they are super filling so you don’t feel tempted to eat the entire container 🙂 The sweet vanilla glaze and cinnamon sugar substitute sprinkle make these the perfect healthy snack any time of year!
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A healthy splurge
I love that these candied almonds are sugar free, because they take an already healthy snack and make them feel super naughty (and they totally are not!). If you’ve ever been to New York (or to any carnival), you have smelled that incredible, delightful, joyful aroma of roasted nuts coated in sweetness and honey and OMG.
These sugar free almonds replicate that vibe while fueling your body with healthy fats, protein, and absolutely no refined sugar.
Full of fiber
Almonds are filled with fiber. A one-ounce serving has about 4 grams of fiber, which is great if you’re eating low carb and calculating your macros by net. It’s also great because…um….we need fiber in our lives! There are so many snacks out there that taste incredible but provide exactly zero value to our overall health. These sugar free almonds do it all – fill that sweet and salty snack desire, while filling our bodies with fiber, healthy fats, protein, magnesium and vitamin E.
Almonds can reduce cravings, aid in weight loss and lower cholesterol. So, super winning with this healthy snackerdoodle!
Make it a gift!
Last year my kiddo made these mason jar trail mix gifts (reindeer chow!) for family members. I always like her to make a gift for grandparents, aunts, and uncles – we usually bake or prepare some sort of treat and throw in a few hand-drawn or painted cards or frames with her picture. This year, I think we’re going to make sugar free candied almonds and see if our family notices that they are completely sugar-free (insert sinister laugh here).
The recipe below, fills one 6-oz mason jar (leaving plenty for snacking as you go). So, double, triple or quadruple the recipe as needed depending on how many gift jars you’re making. And, feel free to mix up the nuts – you can add walnuts, pecans or any other nut you’d like to create a delicious sugar free treat.
Sugar free candied almonds recipe
The complete recipe is below. This is a great snack to make with your kiddos, they can do almost all of it themselves and feel super involved in the kitchen. Oh, and one last thing. You will get lots of crystalized “candy” on your pan and in between some of your almonds. Break it up and eat it like candy or throw bits and pieces in the jar with your almonds for an extra hint of magic in each bite 🙂
Stay tuned for another way to use these sugar free almonds when creating healthy snacks for your family. A new post is coming tomorrow!
Check out these sugar-free treats before ya’ go!
What’s your favorite healthy snack?
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