Definitely use marcona almonds, they're just more tasty. Trader Joe has two versions: skinned with rosemary (brush it off if you don't like it) or unskinned and salted. Used this as a munch, also added it to a salad, just can't stop eating these nuts. Had to up oven temp and baking time, probably because my almonds had oil added. They taste best really dark, though, so don't skimp on oven time.