Recipe: Glazed Red Pepper + Fennel Almonds

With the summer heat in full swing I'm finding it hard to turn the oven on, let alone sit at my computer! But after seeing Jennifer's instagram photo of these delicious almonds I knew I had to give them a try. I made them right before Natalie came over and we quickly devoured the plate (well, I had a bit more than her). The spicy/sweet/salty flavor is addictive, while the fennel seeds gave a distinct flavor that's similar to licorice.

Glazed Red Pepper and Fennel Seed Almonds slightly adapted from Epicurious

1 1/3 c raw almonds 3 tbsp sugar 2 tsp fennel seeds 1 tsp crushed red pepper flakes 1 tsp salt 1 tbsp water

Preheat oven to 325 ° F. In a medium sized bowl, combine sugar, pepper, salt, and fennel seeds. Add almonds and water and mix together. Spread onto foil lined baking sheet and bake for 20-22 minutes, until golden and sugar has melted. Let cool before transferring to serving dish.