Recipe: Glazed Almonds from Walt Disney World

I know you can use a fantastic recipe right about now for holiday noshing and gift-giving! Well, look no further than these killer Glazed Almonds!

You know ‘em. Because when you’re in the parks, you can smell them before you even see them. Rich, warm, and spicy-sweet, they are an awesome snack option when you’re looking for a little punch of protein between FastPasses!

Cinnamon Glazed Almonds

These are addictive, delicious, and a must-have on your holiday snack table. You’re welcome. ;-D

Disney World Glazed Almonds

Yield: 4 servings

1/3 cup butter
2 egg whites
1 cup sugar
1 (16 ounce) package almonds
4 teaspoons cinnamon

1. Place butter on 15- x 10-inch jellyroll pan and heat in 325F oven until butter melts, about 7 minutes.

2. Meanwhile, beat egg whites with dash of salt until frothy, then gradually add sugar, beating to stiff peaks. Gently fold in almonds and cinnamon.

3. Pour almond mixture into jellyroll pan and stir, coating with butter.

4. Bake, stirring every 10 minutes, until almonds are crisp, about 40 minutes.

5. Serve warm or at room temperature.

I can almost smell them right now, can’t you??

Will you be making Glazed Almonds for your next holiday gathering? Leave us a comment and let us know!

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  1. CanadiansLoveWDW says

    wow.. these are my wifes favorite snack at Disney … we bought extra to bring home… now i am going to suprise her and make them .. .thanks …

  2. Wendy says

    I wonder if it is the same recipe for the pecans… except for, well… pecans instead of almonds ;) I prefer those. YUMO.

  3. Essie says

    This is like a little Christmas gift, so, Thank You! I’m going to make these as a party favor for my friends and family when they come for Christmas. It will be a wonderful treat and I’m going to make both almonds and pecans.

  4. Essie says

    PS: Another option is to make them just sweet and buttery, no cinnamon. Yummy! Variety is good when you’re making them for a large number of guests.

  5. Alan says

    Here’s a hint. Toast the almonds (just a few moments) in the oven before mixing them into the recipe. It will really improve the taste.

  6. Mandy says

    Just made these, and they are immense. Thank you for posting the recipe made my weekend and transported me and the hubby back to Walt Disney World, and we both said the exact place and time of day just by taste. Cant wait to go back in exactly 2 years time to celebrate my 40th. No doubt I will be having my regular meal of glazed almonds

  7. cheryl says

    Oh we eat so much of these every trip. Thanks so much! We will be making these very soon.

  8. Ross says

    This is not the recipe for these nuts because I make them for my business. All they have in them is water, cinnamon, vanilla and sugar and that’s it. Its the way they are cooked that makes them so extra yummy. Not sure where this recipe came from.

  9. NautilusMinnie says

    So happy to see the recipe! Question though, is this the exact same recipe that is used in the parks? I had been told by the cast members working the stands that the almonds were dairy free, but here the recipe has butter. Of course, to make them at home I can use a non-dairy substitute. I’m just wondering for future park reference. Maybe they use a substitute butter, as well?

  10. Marisa says

    We made these for Christmas gifts and they were a huge hit! We used pecans because almonds are too crunchy for us and didn’t have to alter the recipe. We baked ours at 325 for the first thirty minutes, then turned the temperature down to 250 for the final ten minutes. I had read some people experienced burned nuts, and I didn’t want that. Haha. We also used a spaghetti getter-outer to separate the pecans. It worked wonders. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  11. Diva120 says

    I’m making these right now with pecans – we just got back from WDW :( I am still suffering withdrawal. Perhaps this will lessen the pain, LOL!

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