Cocoa Roasted Almonds

by Meri on November 14, 2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I’ve been on a snack kick this week and these cocoa roasted almonds were calling my name. I’m blessed that we have no nut allergies in this house and everyone, including Poppie (the pickiest eater) loves nuts and of course anything to do with chocolate. However, I think there has been some confusion with food labels. Mr. calls blue tortilla chips, “chocolate chips”. I can see how a mistake like this could happen…it is a chip and it is dark in color. Trying to correct him hasn’t been easy. It makes perfect sense in his mind. 

As far as the almonds go…this recipe makes a really nice little treat that’s not loaded in sugars and fat. They’re just the right mix and an easy snack to put out on the table during the holiday festivities. Right now I can hear my kids in the background saying, “oh…yummy” so it’s a winner with them as well.

Cocoa Roasted Almonds

Instructions

2 cups raw almonds

1/4th cup Agave Nectar

1/2 teaspoon Kosher Salt

2 tablespoons cocoa powder

Directions

1.  Preheat the oven to 275 degrees. Line cookie sheet with parchment paper or spray with non-stick spray.

2.  Heat the agave nectar, salt and cocoa powder in a small saucepan on the stove top on medium-low heat stirring until completely blended and smoothe. Turn off the heat and add the nuts stirring until the nuts are well coated.

3.  Pour nuts onto prepared cookie sheet and cook for 25-30 minutes, stirring frequently to avoid burning. Cool completely (2 to 3 hours). Serve!

Note: Store in an airtight container

 

Recipe adapted from: The Nutrition Twins. Visit their website for the original version!

 

 

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