There are plenty of different candied almonds that you can find at the German Christmas Market. The recipe below makes those sweet and a bit of crunchy. If that’s what you are looking for, go ahead and try it! It’s really not that complicated. Be careful with the heat and they will turn just delicious!

Candid Almonds

Crispy candied almonds from the German Christmas Market

Prep Time 20 mins
Course Snack
Cuisine German
Servings 4 people


  • 200 g whole almonds
  • 200 g white sugar
  • 100 ml cold water
  • 8 g vanillin sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon


  • In a medium pot mix together sugars with cinnamon.
  • Pour the cold water and bring it to boil without stirring.
  • Turn the heat to medium (I am using 6 out of 10), add the almonds and keep on stirring until the sugar carmelizes. Transfer the almonds into a backing sheet, spread them and let the ret for few minutes until the cool down.
  • If you stir too long: add a bit water and keep on stirring until the sugar caramelizes again.
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