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Bourbon and Pumpkin Candied Almonds

  • Author: Nicole Nared-Washington from Brown Sugar Food Blog
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 25 mins
  • Yield: 3 c. 1x


These Bourbon and Pumpkin Candied Almonds are perfect for gifts and fall snacking. They are super easy to make you wouldn’t believe!


  • 1 c. water
  • 1 c. bourbon
  • 2 c. sugar
  • 1 tsp. Cinnamon
  • 3 c. plain roasted almonds
  • 2 tsp. Pumpkin Spice


  1. In a medium sauce pan, add the water, bourbon, sugar, and cinnamon. Whisk together until well mixed. Bring to a slight boil by placing the heat on medium-high eat. Once the mixture has been brought to a slight boil, add the roasted almonds and stir until all is coated. Stir periodically. Allow the almonds to boil until most of the liquid has evaporated and the almonds are glossy and shiny about 15 minutes. If the almonds begin to appear as though there is a crusty coating on them, add about 2 tablespoons of water and stir and the almonds should go back to being glossy.
  2. Use a slotted spoon and turn to a baking sheet lined with a silicone mat or parchment paper and immediately sprinkle with pumpkin spice. Allow to sit at room temperature and the almonds will harden about 30 minutes. Break the almonds with your hands and store in airtight container.
  • Category: Appetiser