Spiced Candied Almonds

MADE BY TREAT BAKE SHOP IN MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN

MOUTH SAYS...

The unassuming name and minimal ingredient list belie the complex flavors in this dainty, little pouch. Sure, we’ve had sugared and spiced nuts before, but there’s something different about these almonds that we just can’t seem to put our finger on. Is it the sesame seeds? A little ground coriander? Cumin? We know, garam masala! Hmmm. Is it the zip from the red pepper flakes? Better taste another.

This bewitching blend of spices isn’t maker Sarah Marx Feldner’s only secret. Somehow she’s cracked the code on both the ideal nut-to-coating ratio and how to keep the almonds snappy. She’s got a gift, people–and now you do too.

TIP OF THE TONGUE
Treat’s Spiced Almonds are far too interesting to be pigeonholed into the snack category. Try them scattered atop yogurt, salads and grain-based sides. However, never, EVER try them over ice cream. It might be perfect overload.
  • $9 for a 3.5 oz bag