I promised y’all this recipe a week ago. So sorry for the delay in posting it! Our 12 year old daughter came up with this idea on her own and it is scrumptious! We’ve had it several times since she make it and it would be awesome on just about any dessert as long as you keep it in S mode (if you follow Trim Healthy Mama). It’s super easy and I think the key to it is letting the Truvia melt. It creates a candy like hardness with makes the almonds into a crunchy topping! YUM!
Melt your butter and our daughter would recommend using Kerrygold Butter (best butter ever) in a pan on medium high heat.
Then add your caramel and maple flavoring. YUM AGAIN!
Now, melt the sweetener in the pan completely before mixing your almonds with it.
Mix and continue to cook until the almonds are brown but not burnt! Then pour onto a cutting board. Let cool. Use a knife to crunch up (or you could use the back of a cup to crunch it up).
Put into a mason jar if you even have enough left over to save. This would be an S dessert topping but ohhhhh sooooo yummy! We put it on homemade Trim Healthy Ice Cream! ENJOY!!
ABBY’S ALMOND CANDIED CRUNCH TOPPING (S)
by Abby Criddle
2/3 cup of sliced almonds
2 tsps. of butter
3 tsps. of Truvia or your favorite sweetener
1/4 tsp maple flavoring
1/4 tsp caramel flavoring
a sprinkle of salt
Melt your butter in a small pan on medium high heat. Add your sliced almonds. Stir. Add in your flavoring. Mix. Push almonds to the side and add your sweetener. Allow to melt before mixing all ingredients together. Mix and sprinkle a pinch of salt. Allow to cool completely before putting in a jar or container to save. I would suggest making LOTS of extra for toppings! 🙂
Mara (at Super Savings) says
Abby, this looks fantastic! Is there another sweetener that would act like Truvia and give it that candy-like effect? I’m out of Truvia, but do have Sweet blend, erythritol, xylitol, stevia, and Swerve.
Xylitol or Erythritol, both should work! 🙂
Is this supposed to brown? Mine turned out delicious but the recipe doesn’t say to brown the nuts. Are they supposed to stay light or brown?
Yes.. they do turn brown. If your stove gets hotter it can get more toasted. 🙂
Today I made an S type granola using nuts, seeds, etc., from another blogger. It was tasty but dudnt have much ‘crunch’. I am going to borrow your daughter’s idea melting the sweetener and then pour it over the mixture and see if I can get that crunch!
How did it work? 🙂
Perfectly crunchy! ❤️