I don't know about anyone else, but every year around the holidays, walking through festivals or the mall my husband and I always get sucked in by that amazing cinnamon-sugary aroma that makes you smile and drool a little...it draws you in and you can't help but follow it to see where it's coming from, well-we know where it's coming from...the amazing roasted-candied almond/pecan stand! My husband lived in Germany with his family as a child and they had a Christmas market every year called Striezelmarkt, he recalls the sights, smells, and tastes-and the candied almonds were his favorite, so every year at Christmastime we always buy them when they are being made fresh at an event.
The bad thing is, come January-they are nowhere to be found! Sad day! Well, now you don't have to be so sad...this recipe is perfect! Not only is it perfect, but it makes your house smell ahh-mazing. I promise-you will be one drooling, happy fool just waiting on them to cool so you can eat them up! They are delicious to chow down yourself, but they also make for fantastic gifts for neighbors, teachers, or anyone else you can think of!