This is probably the easiest recipe ever. I almost feel like a fraud using the word “recipe.”
As I mentioned yesterday, I’ve been hankering for sweets in a major way lately. Lord knows I have plenty of chocolate on hand, but what I was really craving was something more snack-like.
I went to Whole Foods in search of something to satisfy my appetite…
Sweet AND snacky? What oh what could possibly meet such demanding criteria!?! [sarcasm]
After discovering they were out of candied ginger (the tragedy!!), I made my way to the bulk bins aisle. That’s when I had my light bulb moment. Cocoa dusted almonds! Brilliant! However, being a cheap thrifty hippie, I left the store empty handed. After all, I had cocoa powder and raw almonds at home, why should I pay 200% the actual cost when I could easily make them myself!?
And that’s how these roasted cocoa almonds were born. Naturally, I had to make the recipe my own, and since salted chocolate is so trendy right now, I thought I’d give it a go.
Salty Cocoa Roasted Almonds
- 2/3 cup raw almonds
- 1 T. cocoa powder
- 1/2 t. salt
- sprinkle of stevia (to taste)
- 1 T. water
Add all ingredients to a bag and you’re ready to shake ‘n bake.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Once everything is coated in chocolate, dump the cocoa nuts onto a sprayed pan.
I’ve found that cutting off a corner of the bag is the cleanest (and most hassle free) way to get them out.
Try and resist the urge to not eat them all before they make it into the oven
It may take a fair amount of self control, but it’s definitely worth it. So get your paws off those raw nuts and put them on the cooking sheet.
After 8 minutes roasting in the oven they will be done. Seriously, eight minutes, don’t burn them.
And voila! Sweet, salty, toasty nuts!
Can you believe I even managed to write this whole post without any crass, potty humor references to nuts? I must be growing up.
Holy sh!tballs nuts these are good. The marriage of salt and chocolate is pretty indescribable. Mmmmm…
*Giveaway reminder: 3.5 pounds (yes, POUNDS) of Tropical Traditions coconut flakes may soon be yours*