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Cocoa Crusted Almonds

Lets just get down to business . . . here is a super easy way to fancy up your nuts! 


*childish giggle*



            Cocoa Crusted Almonds




1lb raw almonds

3/4 cup sugar + 2 Tbsp

3/4 cup cocoa powder

1 tbsp salt

1 tsp vanilla extract (optional)



-Dissolve 3/4 cup sugar in 3/4 cup of water and bring to a low boil for about 5min or until mixture reduces down by half. Add vanilla extract if desired.


-In a separate bowl, whisk cocoa powder, sugar, salt


– Pour almonds into reduced sugar/water mixture and stir until coated.


– With a slotted spoon, place almonds in dry mixture and be sure to drain any excess sugar mixture.


– Toss drained almonds in cocoa mixture until well coated. 


– Sift excess cocoa powder out and lay almonds onto a sheet pan with enough room.


– Bake for about 7-10 min while turning and shaking the tray at 3 minute intervals.  Remember the almonds will still continue to cook and crisp even after coming out of the oven so don’t bake too long!  I take mine out as soon as I smell them.


– Cool and Enjoy!




Vegan – Gluten-Free – Simple – Tasty – Inexpensive – Easy- Crunchy

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