Cinnamon Almonds

adapted from Tasty Kitchen

1/3 plus 2 T water
1 1/3 c. sugar, divided
1 tsp cinnamon (I might add 2 tsp. I really like cinnamon)
2 c. raw almonds (pecans are really good too!)
1 tsp vanilla

Using a heavy saucepan add water, cinnamon and 1 c. of the sugar and stir.  Bring to a boil over medium heat.  Add the almonds and crank the heat to high.  Using a wooden spoon, stir stir stir for about 5-7 minutes until the almonds look like they are in a thick syrup (you should be able to drag the spoon and see the bottom of the pan).  Turn the heat to medium low, add the vanilla and the rest of the sugar and stir for about 1 minute.  The mixture will look really dry.  Take off the heat and spread the almonds on a cookie sheet and let cool.