December 21, 2012

Christmas 2013

Each year around Christmas, my boss, Lisa, asks me to help think of a gift to get or make for all 70 employees on our floor at the hospital.  Each year, I try to be frugal and thrifty, while making the gift look classy and clever.  This year I saw this recipe on Pinterest and thought to try it out.

Crock Pot Cinnamon Almonds
 1 1/2 C. Sugar 
3 Tbsp. Cinnamon 
1/8 tsp. Salt 
1 Egg White 
2 tsp. Vanilla
 3 Cups Almonds

What you need to do is whisk the egg white and vanilla in a large bowl.  Then add the almonds to that bowl.  In a separate bowl mix the sugar, cinnamon, and salt together.

Turn the crock pot on high.  Pour the sugar mix over the almonds, and then put in the crock pot.  Cook for about 2 hours, stirring ever 20-30 minutes, so the almonds don't burn.

Place them on wax paper to cool, then store in an air-tight container.

Then you are all set with lots of fun treats to share!

I added fun tags that said "We'd go NUTS without you on our team!"

 p.s. - If you're wondering where I got the bags from - I got them at Party City for $1.oo for 10 bags.