Delicious Christmas Market-worthy cinnamon sugar almonds in less than 15 minutes!
Heat water, cinnamon, and 1 cup sugar over medium heat. Stir continuously. Bring to a boil.
Turn heat up to high. Add almonds. Stir continuously until the water has boiled out and the almonds look dry and fuzzy. This could take several minutes.
Turn the heat down to medium low and keep stirring until the almonds are shiny and are evenly coated.
Turn heat down to low. Add the rest of the sugar and the vanilla. Stir until almonds are shiny, evenly coated, and have clumps of sugar on them.
Transfer almonds to a lined baking tray. Work quickly to spread out the almonds and separate the clumps. Use a wooden spoon to do this - not your fingers (you'll burn yourself)! Let almonds cool a bit.
Enjoy the cinnamon sugar almonds warm or cold. Store in a cool, dry container.
Based on this recipe.