I tried the honey almonds recipe, but after 5 hours at 200 degrees, the almonds were still not dry. I ended up taking them out since I had to leave home. How long should it take to dry them out?
They did make one super sticky mess for cleaning up. yikes. Even with the foil on the v-tray, the honey got onto the tray in the places where i cut holes for the vents and the drip hole. I think next time, I will put a disposable aluminum pan on the bottom rack to catch the drippings.
I thought one way to dry out the almonds would be to put them into the house oven at a higher temperature. It turns out that 400 degrees for 20 minutes will dry the honey, but also roasts the almonds. I now have a tray of heavily roasted (sometimes burned) honey almonds. I still like the taste.
The other two trays are still quite somewhat sticky, but I think the house oven will dry them off at 200 degrees. I'll post again when I have a chance to try it. I like the taste of the almonds, but the stickiness is a problem for storing.