Italian Croccante (Honey Glazed Spicy Almonds Chikki)

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Italian Croccante (Honey Glazed Spicy Almonds Chikki)


Cooking Time

Preparation Time :25 Min

Cook Time : 10 Min

Total Time : 35 Min


Serves : 4
  • 1 1/2 cups raw, dried almonds

  • 1 1/2 tbsp honey

  • 1/4 tsp red chilli powder

  • 1/4 tsp grounded cumin powder

  • 1/4 tsp salt

  • 1/8 tsp cinnamon powder

  • 1 tsp lemon juice

  • 1 tsp chopped pistachios for the garnish


  • To begin with line a tray with parchment paper.
  • Heat a non-stick pan and dry roast the almonds over a medium heat for atleast 5 minutes stirring continuously or until lightly roasted, shaking the pan frequently.
  • Combine the remaining ingredients-honey, spices and lemon juice in a glass bowl and microwave at high for 1 minute.
  • Add honey mixture to the almonds in the pan, and cook for 2 minutes, stirring constantly.
  • Arrange almond mixture on prepared baking sheet in a single layer and sprinkle the chopped pistachios.
  • Pat a little with the back of a ladle and allow it to stand for about 20 minutes.
  • Break into pieces and its ready.
  • Enjoy the crunchy and chewy sweet chikki or candy with tea or coffee.