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Italian Croccante (Honey Glazed Spicy Almonds Chikki)

Italian Croccante (Honey Glazed Spicy Almonds Chikki)


Cooking Time

Preparation Time : 25

Cook Time : 10

Total Time : 35


Serves 4

  • raw, dried almonds 1 1/2 cups

  • honey 1 1/2 tbsp

  • red chilli powder 1/4 tsp

  • grounded cumin powder 1/4 tsp

  • salt 1/4 tsp

  • cinnamon powder 1/8 tsp

  • lemon juice 1 tsp

  • chopped pistachios for the garnish 1 tsp


  • 01

    To begin with line a tray with parchment paper.

  • 02

    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.

  • 03

    Combine the remaining ingredients-honey, spices and lemon juice in a glass bowl and microwave at high for 1 minute.

  • 04

    Add honey mixture to the almonds in the pan, and cook for 2 minutes, stirring constantly.

  • 05

    Arrange almond mixture on prepared baking sheet in a single layer and sprinkle the chopped pistachios.

  • 06

    Pat a little with the back of a ladle and allow it to stand for about 20 minutes.

  • 07

    Break into pieces and its ready.

  • 08

    Enjoy the crunchy and chewy sweet chikki or candy with tea or coffee.



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