things are finally starting to settle around here with our new pup - he's actually turning 1 in a couple days, but he's so tiny and still learning so much about his new surroundings that it feels like he's a baby. he's really a delightful little guy; full of energy and kisses, and the little noises he makes when stretches kill us! but the best is when frank comes in the room, he gets so overcome with excitement that he does this little hop-dance where he jumps on all fours...so cute! so, despite the runs to the vet late at night for ear infections, or accidents on rug, or barking at neighbors and other dogs, he's the best addition to our little family.
i wasn't sure if i should even post these - maple almonds w/ salt? they're not much of a "recipe" but i came to the conclusion that these are just too dang amazing not to share! perhaps you have a favorite store-bought brand of candy nuts, honey-roasted nuts, etc., but i urge you to make these homemade sweet, salty, snack-y almonds that are super easy, and a lot more inexpensive than the store-bought kind (not to mention healthier because you can control the amount of sugar and sodium in these babies!). they're so good that while i was shooting these photos i turned around to what i thought was my pup chewing his toy, but nope, he was chomping down on these tasty treats - however angry i wanted to be, i couldn't, i would've eaten them too!
happy friday, friends! have a lovely weekend :) xo
maple almonds w/ fleur de sel
| makes 1 cup |
- 1 cup raw almonds
- 2 tablespoons + 1 teaspoon grade B maple syrup
- ~1 teaspoon fleur de sel (more or less depending on what you prefer)
pre heat oven to 325° and line a small baking sheet with parchment
in a medium mixing bowl, combine the maple syrup, half the fleur de sel and almonds; stir to coat evenly. transfer almonds to the prepared baking sheet and arrange them in a single layer. bake for 15-20 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes, until syrup is bubbly and almonds are a bit plumped. remove the almonds from the oven and evenly sprinkle the remaining fleur de sel. let cool completely and store in an airtight container or jar at room temperature