Soy Almonds

Every Christmas I bake enough cookies to satisfy my sweet tooth for a year. Sometimes I just want a treat that isn’t sugary at all.

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Years ago my mother used to make Soy Almonds to give as gifts. Sometimes we just had them for after school snacks. The recipe is long gone now. At least I can’t find it anywhere. I remember the basics (it’s not complicated) so I’ve come up with my own version. I’ve added a touch of pepper to spice it up! Actually the pepper is very mild. It just adds a bit of depth to the flavor.

Melt 2 Tbs Butter

Add 3 Tbs Soy Sauce and 1/2 tsp Black Pepper.

Spread 3 cups (1 lb) Whole Almonds in a baking dish. They should only be one layer deep.

Pour the Soy mixture over the top and stir, covering all the Almonds thoroughly.

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Bake at 350 degrees for about 1/2 hour. Take them out every 10 minutes and stir them up to ensure even coating.

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Allow them to cool completely before serving. I’m getting mine ready to go on my Christmas Plates by filling little treat cups and festive jars!

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