Gingerbread Spiced Almonds

Gingerbread Spiced Almonds

These easy gingerbread spiced almonds make a great gift. They’re also delicious served as a nibble with drinks.

Gingerbread spiced almonds

Gingerbread Spiced Almonds

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An easy recipe that makes a great gift. It’s a good snack to serve with drinks too.

  • Author: Crosby’s Molasses
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Category: Candy & Sweet Treats


Units Scale
  • 1 Tbsp butter
  • 2 Tbsp Crosby’s Fancy Molasses
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp ginger
  • 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp cloves
  • Pinch cayenne or a few grinds of black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 cups raw almonds (or your favourite nut)


  1. In a medium saucepan over medium heat melt the butter with molasses, sugar, spices and salt.
  2. Stir to combine and continue to stir until sugar has dissolved.
  3. When mixture starts to bubble add nuts and stir until well coated.
  4. Turn nuts onto a parchment lined baking sheet, spread in a single layer, and bake at 300 until nuts are nicely toasted, about 20-30 minutes.
  5. Stir from time to time while baking and begin testing after 15 minutes or so (you don’t want the nuts to get too brown).
  6. Cool and break into pieces.
  7. Store in an airtight container for up to two weeks.


  • December 4, 2023


    Well, I made these as a test for gifts for workmates. I forgot to add the salt and realize that the recipe did not call for black strap molasses. None the less, I ate far too many waiting for them to cool! Delicious even with my errors. What can I do for the molasses if I can’t find your Goldstar brand? I love these nuts!

  • November 26, 2020

    Rose Bannister

    Sounds and looks yummy, definitely going to make

  • November 26, 2020

    Marie Fletcher

    Sorry, I am a little confused. Do you toast the almonds before you coat them, or do you coat them and then cook them?

  • October 17, 2020


    Can you please tell me how long they can be stored. I’m looking to gift them. Thank you

    • June 11, 2021

      Marie-Pierre Lessard

      Hello Trish, you can store them for about 1 week.

  • December 9, 2014

    Linda Morrow

    I make a spiced nuts recipe that uses several kinds of nuts- it is one from Emeril Lagassie that I have been making for many years. Definitely going to try this one!

  • November 25, 2013

    Shirley Boggs

    Sounds great plan on making them this week.

  • December 29, 2012

    joan atwell

    they were fantastic, gave them as gifts

      • December 18, 2015

        Veronica V

        Is this the recipe you sent to the folks in NL one time? If so, it’s fabulous, I’ll have to make them?

  • December 22, 2012


    This is a great recipe to try

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