Awhile back, I was searching the archives of the internet world, looking for a new recipe for a football party when I ran across this little gem. Several adaptations and tweeks to the recipe later, we have perfection my friends! This is a go-to for tailgates and the holidays. And, the smell of the almonds roasting in your slow cooker is absolutely AMAAAZING. 

Slow-Cooker Cinnamon Sugar Almonds
All you need:
1 cups granulated sugar
½ cup packed light brown sugar
1 ½ tsp ground cinnamon
2 egg whites
3 teaspoons vanilla
4 cups almonds (or other nuts, as desired)

All you do:
1. Spray a 4- to 5-quart slow cooker with cooking spray.
2. In a large bowl, stir together sugars and cinnamon. Set aside.

Slow Cooker Cinnamon Sugar Almonds
3. In a small bowl, beat egg whites and vanilla until a little frothy.

Slow Cooker Cinnamon Sugar Almonds
4. Place nuts in slow cooker.
5. Pour egg white mixture over nuts and stir until nuts are evenly coated.

Slow Cooker Cinnamon Sugar Almonds

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 6. Sprinkle cinnamon sugar over nuts, and stir until nuts are all coated well.

Slow Cooker Cinnamon Sugar Almonds

7. Cover; cook on low heat setting for 3 hours, stirring every 20 minutes. When cooking time is up, spread nuts on cookie sheets to cool until dry.

Slow Cooker Cinnamon Sugar Almonds
8. Store in an air-tight container until ready to serve.

Shannon Frink

Shannon Frink is a registered dietitian and busy mom of two active boys. She knows the challenges of being a professional mom with the need to get a healthy, wholesome meal on the table – Quick! Shannon is the registered dietitian at Mary Lanning Heathcare Wellness department, where she has the unique opportunity to assist busy employees and community members to make healthy lifestyle choices! Shannon is Certified in Adult Weight Management by the Academy of Dietetics and Nutrition and is an active member of the Nebraska Academy of Dietetics and Nutrition and the Central Nebraska District Academy of Dietetics and Nutrition, as well as, a volunteer in the community. Shannon enjoys following her kids many activities, camping, biking, skiing with her family, trying new recipes, and participating in fitness classes and leagues.