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.
Spiced Spanish Almonds
From EatingWell: March/April 2007
Salty, sweet and laced with smoke—the perfect kind of almond for a party. If any remain the next day, savor them over a salad topped with sliced ripe pears and shaved Manchego cheese.
4 Reviews for Spiced Spanish Almonds
These have become my favorite "host/hostess" present when going out. I add a little more cayenne pepper to the mix as the oven roasting takes away some of the bite. Delicious!
These are really good! The raw almonds were super expensive so I bought unsalted, roasted almonds. They turned out great and they only needed to be cooked for about 20-25 minutes.
These are fantastic, but take a lot longer to roast completely if you use the regular raw almonds.