These slow cooker cinnamon almonds bring back memories of walking through the local fair and smelling the sweet aroma of roasted nuts. The thing is, one bag of these delicious nuts costs an arm and a leg at the fair, and will be devoured in 20 minutes with the way my family loves them. 

Until one day my mom made a batch of cinnamon candied almonds at home with the crockpot from a recipe she found on Pinterest. Total. Game. Changer. All of the ingredients needed for the recipe were things we keep in the pantry at all times. And when making a large batch of these almonds, we always hit up the bulk section of our local grocery store instead of paying extra for the prepackaged ones. 

This slow cooker cinnamon almond recipe is perfect for a lazy Sunday, since the almonds take a few hours to cook. After about an hour your house will smell like one giant cinnamon stick. Don't be alarmed at the amount of sugar in this recipe, it's a treat, not something you eat every day! 

Keep these in the pantry for a sweet snack, or put them in cute bags from the craft store for the best, "thank you" or "thinking of you" gifts for friends and family. 

Slow Cooker Cinnamon Almonds

  • Prep Time:15 mins
  • Cook Time:4 hrs
  • Total Time:4 hrs 15 mins
  • Servings:6
  • Easy


  • 5 cups natural almonds
  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups brown sugar
  • 4 tablespons cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 3 teaspoons vanilla
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  • Step 1

    In a large bowl, combine sugars, salt, and cinnamon. Set aside.

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  • Step 2

    In another bowl, whisk together the egg whites and vanilla until frothy. Next, pour in almonds and mix until each one is coated in the egg mixture. This ensures the cinnamon sugar mixture sticks.

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  • Step 3

    Begin to add the sugar mixture to the almonds. Mix throughly to make sure each almond is coated. Spray your slow cooker with cooking spray, and set to low. These babies will cook for 4 hours.

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  • Step 4

    Stir the mixture every 20-30 minutes. In the last hour of cooking, add in the water and stir again. The water creates a sugary cinnamon glaze on the almonds that will harden to create that amazing crunch later.

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  • Step 5

    Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or tin foil. When the almonds are done cooking, spread them out on the baking sheet to cool. The mixture will be sticky, but try your best to evenly spread them out.

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  • Step 6

    Once the almonds are cooled, store them in a Ziplock bag and enjoy.

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Overall, this is a great recipe to make year-round, but it's especially yummy in the winter with the cinnamon and brown sugar. I love these slow cooker cinnamon almonds because they're the perfect snack to keep on hand in the pantry for when that sweet tooth hits or to take to a friends house to watch the big game.

I may or may not have eaten the whole batch I made for this article in just a few days...oops, sorry not sorry. They are just that delicious!