How to make your own Sliced Candied or Slivered Almonds

Sliced Almonds Pouring Out of Cup

The Versatility of Sliced Almonds 

Sliced Almonds are one of the most versatile ingredients that can be added into any snack, entrée, or desert that you desire. There are very few snacks that are so rich in protein, magnesium, and vitamins as almonds; however, even though we love almonds at Almondipity, we understand that such a filling snack can get tiring from time to time. Thus, here is the guide to sneak candied or slivered almonds into your own, your partner’s, or your child’s diet. 

Slivered Almonds

What are slivered almonds? They are typically almonds without skin that are cut into pieces. Slivered almonds are usually used as a decorative item in a lot of dishes. Unfortunately, many people buy slivered almonds by the bag which can be very expensive.

Luckily, making slivered almonds is a lot easier than you think. You don’t have to spend hours peeling the skin meticulously with your fingers. Instead, boiling almonds in hot water will allow you to easily pinch the skin off of the almonds with your fingers. Read a more detailed explanation of the process here

Here are some of our favorite recipes that use slivered almonds: 

  1. Almond Biscotti Cookies with Slivered Sliced Almonds
  2. Scandinavian Almond Bars
  3. Almond Encrusted Cod Filet
Candied Sliced Almonds

Candied Sliced Almonds

If you want to have a cheat day, but don’t want to feel an overwhelming sense of remorse then candied sliced almonds are a great choice. Additionally, it just takes only 7 minutes with limited ingredients to make them. Pack these nuts into your child’s trail mix for lunch, or offer it to them as a healthy alternative to fruit roll ups, or cookies after dinner. Candied almonds are also an amazing topping for muffins, cakes, or cookies. Alternatively, you can sneak them into your salads at work. 

Here are a couple of our favorite recipes where candied sliced almonds can be used:

  1. Strawberry Mandarin Salad 
  2. Almond Muffins 
  3. Trail Mix Ideas

We hope that you have seen that there are endless possibilities when it comes to almonds and their various uses. You can venture out and try to create your own sliced almonds or your can purchase our amazing, unique Marcona Almond toppers here or below and customize them to your liking.

What can I substitute for slivered almonds?

We don’t believe there is any good substitute for almonds here at Almondipity; However, if finding slivered almonds or making them is too much of a hassle, cut Marcona almonds (almond toppers) are a great solution.

Can you eat raw sliced almonds?

Of course, but roasted almonds contain a lot more flavor than raw onions. We suggest purchasing salted or marcona almonds if you want to add flavor to your dishes.

Are slivered almonds the same as sliced almonds?

Sliced almonds typically still have skin on them and are cut across the whole almond, while slivered almonds do not contain any skin on them and are cut vertically into “splinters.”

Are slivered almonds good for you?

Of course! Almonds are high in magnesium, protein, and vitamins. They can play a vital role in controlling your blood sugar and lowering your cholesterol. Slivered almonds are a great way to sneak a healthy item into your meals.

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