Mint Almonds

This is my alternative to the “after dinner mint” where roasted almonds are coated in a sweet, minty powder. The almonds and mint together are so moreish, you’ll find it hard to stop at one. Great with coffee or just to snack on!

  • DISH TYPE
    Snack
  • YIELDS
    2 cups
  • OCCASIONS
    Entertaining
  • PREPERATIONS
    Make Ahead

Ingredients

  • 2 cups raw almonds
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon peppermint essence

Cooking Directions

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • 2
    Place nuts on an oven tray and roast for 5-7 minutes or until aromatic and golden inside.
  • 3
    Melt the honey in a small saucepan and add the almonds. Mix well, so all the nuts are coated in the honey, then turn into a sieve to drain off excess.
  • 4
    Place the corn starch and sugar in a large zip lock bag. Add a few drops essence and shake bag well. Taste to see if there is enough mint flavor, and add more until you like the balance.
  • 5
    Add almonds, seal bag and toss well, so all almonds have a thick white coating.
  • 6
    Turn out mixture onto a paper lined tray to cool completely before placing in a glass jar or airtight container. These will keep in a cool spot or the refrigerator for 1-2 months.

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