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Maple Vanilla Almond Clusters

  • Author: Pinch of Yum
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 8 1x


These maple vanilla almond clusters are made from scratch and so addicting! Sweet, sugary, crunchy, and a little salty. Perfect snack!



  • 1 cup whole almonds
  • 1/3 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 tbs. butter
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp. maple syrup
  • 1 tbs. water
  • 1/4 cup sugar


  1. Toast nuts in a nonstick skillet over medium heat, stirring occasionally (about 5 minutes).
  2. Add water, vanilla, and maple syrup to sugar and stir to combine.
  3. Add sugar mixture and butter to toasted nuts. Continue to heat over medium, stirring constantly, until the mixture is sticky and no longer runny (about 3 minutes).
  4. Remove from heat and spread the nuts around in the pan. Let sit for a few minutes in the pan, give another stir and spread the nuts again. Sprinkle with a few shakes of table salt or pinches of sea salt if you like sweet/salty nuts (highly recommended by me)! Let sit for at least 1 hour in the pan or until cool and hardened (the flavor develops as they cool – so make sure you don’t eat them all right away). Break into chunks and enjoy!
  • Category: Snack
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: maple vanilla almond clusters, almond clusters, vanilla almond granola