In a large skillet, cook all the ingredients over high heat, stirring with a wooden spoon until the almonds are well coated with caramel. Pour onto a baking sheet lined with well-buttered aluminum foil and spread in one layer.
Allow to set for about 8 minutes. Break into pieces to serve.
If desired, put the caramelized almonds in a mixture of 125 ml (1/2 cup) of sugar and 5 ml (1 teaspoon) of cinnamon. You can serve them at the end of the meal with tea or herbal tea.
Recipes with the "Healthy Pick" stamp have been evaluated by a registered dietitian member of the Ordre professionnel des diététistes du Québec.