Gingerbread Spiced Almonds

Need an idea for a last minute holiday gift?  Look no further than this gingerbread spiced almonds recipe!  Make a big batch and give it out in pretty jars. 

Gingerbread Spiced Almonds: these made a perfect last-minute holiday gift! Whipped up a big batch in just a few minutes, baked them off, and put them into pretty jars tied with ribbon. Tasted just like a gingerbread cookie! food holiday gift

Well, this is pretty much it!  My last recipe post before Christmas.  I can’t believe it’s finally here!

I hope you have all your ducks in a row, and are ready to just kick back and enjoy.  But if there are still a few people left on your list, I’ve got a great last-minute gift idea for you today.

Gingerbread Spiced Almonds: these made a perfect last-minute holiday gift! Whipped up a big batch in just a few minutes, baked them off, and put them into pretty jars tied with ribbon. Tasted just like a gingerbread cookie! food holiday gift

Gingerbread spiced almonds!

These taste just like a gingerbread cookie, and they’re super-simple to make.  Just a few minutes of active time, and you’ve got yourself a huge batch that can be divided up, portioned out, and packaged to give as gifts.

It’s the kind of thing that everyone will love!

Gingerbread Spiced Almonds: these made a perfect last-minute holiday gift! Whipped up a big batch in just a few minutes, baked them off, and put them into pretty jars tied with ribbon. Tasted just like a gingerbread cookie! food holiday gifts

Just put the nuts in a big bowl and toss them together with all the things that make gingerbread taste so warm and familiar and comforting.  Molasses, cinnamon, ginger of course…  Then spread them out on a baking sheet and cook them low and slow, until they’re crisp and light and have absorbed all of that holiday flavor.

I’m giving mine in little mason jars, but you could also put them in cello bags.  Tie them up with a cute gift tag and a pretty ribbon.  Done!

Hope you and your loved ones enjoy this recipe idea!  Happy holidays!

Gingerbread Spiced Almonds: these made a perfect last-minute holiday gift! Whipped up a big batch in just a few minutes, baked them off, and put them into pretty jars tied with ribbon. Tasted just like a gingerbread cookie! food holiday gift

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Gingerbread Spiced Almonds

Need an idea for a last minute holiday gift? Look no further than this gingerbread spiced almonds recipe! Make a big batch and give it out in pretty jars.


Yield: 6 cups

Ingredients:


  • 6 cups whole almonds

  • 2 large egg whites

  • 1/3 cup light brown sugar

  • 1/4 cup molasses

  • 1 tablespoon water

  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger

  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves

  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt


Directions:


  1. Preheat the oven to 250 degrees F and line a baking sheet with a silicone mat.

  2. Place all the recipe ingredients in a large bowl and toss to coat.  Transfer to the prepared baking sheet, and bake for 90 minutes, stirring every half hour.

  3. Cool completely, then transfer to mason jars or cello bags.


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Gingerbread Spiced Almonds: these made a perfect last-minute holiday gift! Whipped up a big batch in just a few minutes, baked them off, and put them into pretty jars tied with ribbon. Tasted just like a gingerbread cookie! food holiday gift