Okay, so my honey found this recipe for us to try. He absolutely loves the roasted almonds at carnivals and street fairs. I have made them...never do they taste or resemble what could be purchased elsewhere. But none the less... I would give it a try!
This is the original recipe
1 cup almonds
1/4 cup maple syrup
1-3 tsp cinnamon
pinch of salt
Combine all ingredients. Line a baking pan with parchment paper or a silpat. Roast the almonds at 350*F for 5 minutes. Stir. Roast an additional 5 minutes. Be careful nuts will burn quickly. Once removed from oven transfer off of hot pan to cool.
The original recipe is wonderful. However, I (personally) need something else.
1. Once roasted- immediately after removing from the oven sprinkle with Damara sugar.
2. Add the zest of an orange (1-3 tsps) to the ingredient list.
This recipe is from Hannah at Bittersweet
http://bittersweetblog.wordpress.com Also, the author of the My Sweet Vegan