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How to make Churro Almonds

These sweet and spicy churro almonds will remind you of summer fun at the local fair.
Course Snack
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword Churro Almonds
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 2 cups
Author Ali Randall


  • 2 cups raw almonds
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Mix together sugar, cinnamon, salt, and cayenne pepper in a medium bowl. In a separate bowl stir together the water and vanilla. Add in the almonds making sure they get wet on all sides. Transfer the drained almonds to the sugar mixture and toss until well coated.
  • Layer the almonds on the baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes. Store the baked nuts in a zipped bag or closed container.