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Instant Pot Churro Candied Almonds

You'll love this madly addictive gourmet treat: Instant Pot Churro Candied Almonds! Sweet-Savory Caramelized Vanilla Cinnamon Almonds. Makes great homemade Christmas food gifts.
Course Appetizer, Party Food, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword candied almonds, caramelized almonds, cinnamon candied almonds, instant pot almonds, instant pot appetizers, instant pot holiday gifts, instant pot party recipes, instant pot recipes, instant pot snacks, pressure cooker snacks, spiced almonds, spiced nuts
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 5
Author Amy + Jacky

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Heat up Instant Pot: Heat up Instant Pot using Sauté function. Wait roughly 1 minute, then add ¼ cup (63ml) water, ¼ cup (60g) granulated sugar, 1 tbsp (6.5g) cinnamon powder, ½ tsp (2.5ml) vanilla extract, and ½ tsp (3g) fine salt in Instant Pot. Mix well, then let the sugar melt.
  • Make Churro Candied Almonds: Once the mixture starts to bubble, add in 2 ¼ cups (240g) almonds, ¼ tsp (0.5g) cayenne pepper and ¼ tsp (0.8g) paprika. Stir and coat almonds well with cinnamon mixture. As usual, taste & adjust seasoning accordingly. It may look runny at first. Let the almond caramelize in the churro mixture for roughly 3 - 4 minutes.

    *Pro Tip: The almonds are done when all the churro mixture are gone.
  • Serve Instant Pot Churro Candied Almonds: The almonds will stick together once they are chilled. So, spread them apart and let them cool completely in a single layer on a parchment paper in a tray. If you prefer, sprinkle some extra sugar onto the Churro Candied Almonds. Meet your new obsession & enjoy~ ;)

Notes

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Note: You can also easily make these Churro Candied Almonds on the stove top if you wish.