- Combine sugar, water, vanilla extract and salt in a sauté pan. Bring to a boil.
- Add almonds and toss in syrup. Cook for a few minutes and turn off heat. Stir almonds until a white grainy coating develops on nuts.
- Turn heat back on to medium and toss almonds until white coating caramelizes.
- Sprinkle with cinnamon and remove from heat. Let almonds cool on parchment paper.