3 Ingredient Easy Paleo Candied Almonds Recipe (Vegan, Healthy) (2024)

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Paleo Candied Almonds: 5-minute stovetop EASY candied almonds recipe! Learn how to make the BEST vegan candied almonds鈥攕weet, healthy & gluten free!

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What鈥檚 the holidays without a little something sweet and a little something crunchy? 馃槈 For the 2nd to last recipe in the 1st Annual Beaming Baker Vegan Cookie Countdown, I thought I鈥檇 share something a little different鈥 just in case you got tired of all the cookie recipes. (Is there such a thing?) Anywho, keep up-to-date with all the recipes I鈥檓 sharing during the countdown by checking back in the blue box right above the recipe.I鈥檒l update all the new recipes I鈥檓 sharing for the countdown!Now鈥 let鈥檚 get started!

This time of year, I always get super nostalgic and wistful about past years鈥 holiday gatherings. There鈥檚 always so much laughter, playful ribbing, arguing (hey, that鈥檚 family for ya) and so many hugs and even more eating.

One of my family鈥檚 very favorite holiday treats are candied nuts! Right behind paleo almond flour cookie dough bars, gluten free vegan granola and peppermint crunch bars, of course. But their top favorite is the candied nuts, every time. They鈥檙e always the thing every one of my three sisters and three brothers-in-law reach for. Heck, candied almonds are always the thing that everyone secretly hides their stashes of in hopes that no one will eat their share.

Ahhh鈥 family: it鈥檚 all about sharing. And, simultaneously defending your stash of yummy goodies! 馃槈

This year, I鈥檓 sharing one of my new favorite candied nut recipes to make for my family: Paleo Candied Almonds!!

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Paleo Candied Almonds Recipe

This paleo candied recipe is a huge hit with my family this year鈥nd I hope it will be with yours, too. 馃檪 Everyone will think you spent hours working on your delightful homemade gift of paleo candied almonds, when in fact, you spent only 5 minutes making it!

With just 3 ingredients and 5 minutes of cook time, you鈥檒l be sharing the edible gift hit of the year. (I know, edible gift hit sounds so weird鈥ike some kind of gaming thingy.) Ahem! What was I saying? Yes, these vegan candied almonds are beautifully, glossily coated in a sweet layer of crunchy goodness. And hey, if you wanna sprinkle salt on there and gift the perfect sweet & salty gift, you do you! Or, try these !

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Easy Vegan Candied Almonds 鈥 Just 3 Ingredients!

Yep, all you need are 3 simple ingredients to make these paleo vegan candied almonds! Psst鈥 they鈥檙e gluten-free, grain-free, and dairy-free too!

  • Ingredient 1: Almonds
  • Ingredient 2: Pure Maple Syrup
  • Ingredient 3: Pure Almond Extract

How to Make Candied Almonds Paleo Vegan

Learning how to make candied almonds paleo and vegan is super easy! All you have to do is toss almonds, maple syrup and almond extract into a skillet over medium heat. Stir the almonds until nearly all the maple syrup is gone. Then, pour your paleo candied almonds onto a prepared baking sheet. Allow to cool and enjoy!

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Recommended Tools for Easy Paleo Vegan Candied Almonds

Click the links below to explore the tools & ingredients I used to make this vegan paleo candied almonds recipe!

  • Baking Sheet: One of the most reliable, pieces of kitchen equipment I own. I鈥檝e been using these pans for years, and they鈥檝e never let me down.
  • Unbleached Parchment Paper: I love using parchment paper to line my baking sheets. This parchment paper is awesome because it鈥檚 unbleached! It鈥檚 amazingly easy to use, keeps whatever you鈥檙e baking from sticking to the sheet, and is wonderfully easy to clean up.
  • Heatproof Spatulas: These spatulas changed my life. They鈥檙e heatproof and have sturdy bamboo handles. Great for all kinds of high-heat baking and cooking activities.
  • Where to Buy Ingredients: Dry Roasted Unsalted Almonds| Pure Almond Extract | Pure Maple Syrup

Are you ready to wow your fam/tear them apart via all the fighting that鈥檚 gonna happen over these paleo candied almonds?!? J/K. Make a double batch. Trust me. 馃槈 I鈥檓 so happy to be here, sharing in the joyful holidays with you and your loved ones (including ourselves!!). Wishing you and your family a wonderful, safe and happy holidays! 鈥楾il the next kitchen adventure鈥

Sending you all my love and maybe even a dove, xo Demeter 鉂わ笍

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. 1st Annual Beaming Baker Vegan Cookie Countdown

Welcome to the 1st Annual Beaming Baker Vegan Cookie Countdown! We鈥檙e starting a new tradition around these parts, and they involve all of the vegan gluten free Christmas cookies. This year, I鈥檒l be sharing 9 new vegan cookie recipes to help celebrate the holiday season with you: from vegan Christmas cookies to vegan holiday cookies to vegan cookies recipes you can enjoy all year long! . We鈥檙e gonna count down from vegan cookie #9 to #1, right before Christmas! Are you excited? 馃檪

Vegan 鈥淐ookie鈥 #2: 3 Ingredient Easy Paleo Candied Almonds Recipe (Vegan, Healthy)

Yep, I snuck in a candied almonds recipe or two鈥 j/k! I also included a fudge recipe and a snack bars recipe in this year鈥檚 countdown because variety is the spice of life, baby! 馃槈

In case ya missed it, here are the other vegan Christmas cookies that I鈥檝e shared so far:

  • 9. 3 Ingredient Low Carb Peppermint Chocolate Fudge (Keto, Vegan)
  • 8. Sea Salt Thin Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies
  • 7.
  • 6. 4 Ingredient Paleo Vegan Cashew Butter Cookies Recipe (Flourless)
  • 5. Chocolate Pistachio Healthy Vegan Snack Bars (Gluten Free)
  • 4. Amazing Chewy Vegan Oatmeal Raisin Cookies (Gluten Free)
  • 3. Salted Tahini Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies (Coconut Flour, Gluten Free, Vegan)
  • 2. Today鈥檚 Recipe! 3 Ingredient Easy Paleo Candied Almonds Recipe (Vegan, Healthy) 鈥 technically not a cookie, but don鈥檛cha love switching things up? 馃檪
  • 1. BEST Paleo Vegan Double Chocolate Chip Cookies (Gluten Free)

Easy Paleo Vegan Candied Nuts Recipes

  • Skillet Roasted Cinnamon Maple Pecans
  • Salted Dark Chocolate Almond Clusters
  • 5 Ingredient Homemade KIND Nut Bars
  • 4 Ingredient Oven-Roasted Paleo Candied Pecans


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3 Ingredient Easy Paleo Candied Almonds Recipe (Vegan, Healthy)

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  • Author: Demeter | Beaming Baker
  • Total Time: 7 minutes
  • Yield: 8-12 servings 1x
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Paleo Candied Almonds: 5-minute stovetop EASY candied almonds recipe! Learn how to make the BEST vegan candied almonds鈥 crunchy & sweet, healthy & gluten free!



  • 2 cups roasted, unsalted almonds
  • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon pure almond extract
  • 陆 teaspoon sea salt (optional)
  • Optional: sprinkle with sea salt while cooling


  1. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or greased foil. Set aside.
  2. Add all ingredients (almonds, maple syrup, almond extract and salt, if using) to a large or medium nonstick skillet set over medium heat. Using a heatproof silicone spatula, stir until well mixed and almonds are fully coated.
  3. Stir occasionally, making sure almonds roast evenly on every side. Frequently scrape down the skillet to ensure the maple cooks onto the almonds.
  4. When the maple syrup is nearly gone (about 5-9 minutes), begin to stir frequently. Stir until almonds start sticking together in clumps鈥攂eing careful not to burn.
  5. Pour almonds onto the prepared baking sheet, placed on a cooling rack or towel. Spread into an even layer, with empty pockets at regular intervals to let air through. Allow to cool for about 30 minutes. Optionally, sprinkle with sea salt. Storing instructions below. Enjoy!

Adapted from my Oven-Roasted Paleo Candied Pecans.

More Delicious + Healthy Nut Recipes

  • Homemade Chunky Paleo Granola with Clusters
  • 3 Ingredient Homemade KIND Coconut Almond Bar Recipe


  • Where to Buy Ingredients: Dry Roasted Unsalted Almonds| Pure Almond Extract | Pure Maple Syrup
  • Storing Instructions: Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 1 month.
  • Recommended Tools:Unbleached Parchment Paper | Heatproof Silicone Spatulas | 4oz Prep Bowls | My Favorite Kitchen Timer | Super Cute Gift Tins
  • Prep Time: 2 mins
  • Cook Time: 5 mins
  • Category: Healthy Desserts, Snacks
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American

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