Winter almonds & other nuts

Hi Lovelies,
have you ever heard of these famous nuts from the Christmas market in Germany? If not, this recipe will be exactly what you need! Today I want to show you three variations of nuts – Christmas almonds, cardamom hazelnuts and vanilla-coconut walnuts. Enjoy!

What you need: For 200 grams

For Christmas almonds:
  • 200 g almonds
  • 100g white sugar
  • 100 ml water
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
For the cardamom hazelnuts:
  • 200g hazelnuts
  • 100g white sugar
  • 100 ml water
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp cardamom
For vanilla-coconut walnuts
  • 200g walnuts
  • 100g white sugar
  • 100 ml water
  • 1 tsp vanilla powder
  • shredded coconut

The ingredients

The recipe

  1.  Line a baking tray with baking paper.
  2. Pour the water and sugar into a  pan and cook it until it begins to bubble. P.s. It is important that you use white sugar!
  3. Add spices of your choice: cinnamon, cardamom, vanilla powder etc.
  4. Add the nuts of your choice.
  5. Stir it constantly on high heat until the sugar mixture begins to thicken.
  6. Do not stop stirring! At one point the mixture turns into a matte sugar mixture.
  7. Turn off the heat and keep stirring the nuts until they become glossy again.
  8. Place the nuts on the baking paper and try to separate the nuts of each other with the help of two teaspoons.
  9. (Add now the shredded coconut for the coconut-vanilla walnuts).
  10. Let it cool for 15 minutes and separate the nuts that stick together. Do not touch them beforehand!
  11. Finished and enjoy!
In this little bowl are almonds which were taken out in a matte state.

Christmas almonds, hazelnuts and walnuts

I love these variations of nuts because they are prepared so quickly and are relatively easy to prepare. Besides, they make really good presents in the winter time.
Store the nuts in an airtight container so they do not get sticky.

Tip: These walnuts or even cashews taste also delicious on a green salad.


Have you seen my latest recipe: Mango raspberry smoothie bowl

Lots of Love,
Neva aka Elysian Soul

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