Coming off of the ‘chocolate’ holiday of the year, Valentine’s Day – it’s time to recharge with healthier foods and nutrients. Luckily, Monday February 16th is National Almond Day. According to www.almonds.com, incorporating almonds into everyday life is a great way to get powerful dietary benefits along with a delicious crunch. Scientific evidence suggests, but does not prove, that eating 1.5 ounces of most nuts, such as almonds, as part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol may reduce the risk of heart disease.
1/2 cup water
1 cup white sugar
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
2 cups whole almonds
Combine the water, sugar, and cinnamon in a saucepan over medium heat; bring to a boil; add the almonds. Cook and stir the mixture until the liquid evaporates and leaves a syrup-like coating on the almonds. Pour the almonds onto a baking sheet lined with waxed paper. Separate almonds using forks. Allow to cool about 15 minutes.