Hello all! It sure is getting awfully close to Christmas. Are you getting ready? I’m almost done with Christmas shopping—hallelujah! Although I simply love Christmas cookies, this year I wanted to do something different for neighbor Christmas treats and in consideration of those who may be gluten-intolerant. I’m so glad I tried something new because, let me tell you, it took A LOT of self-control to not eat them all myself. They turned out simply scrumptious!
I wanted to do a sweet and a savory. I found these two recipes online: Parmesan Herbed Walnuts and (Paleo/Vegan) Maple Cinnamon Candied Almonds. These were so easy to make. Prep time was short and many of the ingredients I already had in my pantry. I made the Parmesan Herbed last night, but it was late so I wasn’t able to get pictures. Today I made the Candied Almonds and can share some pictures with you of the holy sweetness!
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I wish you could’ve have smelled the incredible aroma that filled the house as the roasted almonds blended together with the maple cinnamon mixture….it was HEAVENLY. As the almonds cooled a candied crust formed into perfect crunchy sweetness.
Giving all year round is wonderful, but it especially warms my heart during the holidays. Even if it’s something small like nuts, I like to think that it will make someone smile. I hope you enjoyed my kitchen venture. I’d love to hear ideas of gifts you’ve made and loved.