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This Cocoa Almonds recipe is a naturally sweet recipe, sweetened with 100% pure maple syrup. This low-sugar, healthy, snack satisfies a chocolate craving without the guilt! (vegan, gluten-free, low sugar)
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Hi Everyone, one of my husband’s favorite snacks is Cocoa Almonds.
My toddler son has also taken a shine to them.
I figured since so many of us love them we should have a recipe for them!
These Cocoa Almonds make a great edible gift for Christmas or a hostess gift.
You can also use honey in place of maple syrup, honey is a little sweeter than maple syrup so you may need to adjust the amount and it would also make it not vegan.
We like to take them hiking for a little energy boost or snack on them at night when watching a show.
They do not have any refined sugar in them and do not taste too sweet.
They are naturally sweetened with 100% pure maple syrup making them a low-sugar, vegan, healthier-for-you chocolate snack.
Ingredients for Cocoa Almonds
These are the ingredients for this Cocoa Almonds recipe, the exact amounts are in the full, printable recipe at the bottom of this recipe post:
- cocoa powder
- Kosher salt
- maple syrup
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- Cocoa Almonds
- 2 cups raw shelled almonds
- 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
- 1 tablespoon 100% pure maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon Kosher salt (or sea salt or Himalayan Pink Salt)
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.
- In a small-medium mixing bowl, mix the cocoa powder and Kosher salt. Set aside.
- Spread out raw almonds on a silicon (or parchment paper) lined, rimmed baking sheet.
- Bake almonds for 5-6 minutes.
- When the almonds are done, remove them from the oven and allow them to cool for 5 minutes.
- In a medium mixing bowl, add the baked almonds and add maple syrup. Toss to mix until fully coated.
- Add the cocoa powder-salt mixture and toss until coated. Spread the almonds out on the baking sheet to further cool.
- When the Cocoa Almonds are fully cool, store them in an air-tight container. Enjoy!
- These Cocoa Almonds are intentionally not very sweet; If you need them to be sweeter, you can try adding some coconut or regular white granulated sugar to the cocoa-salt mixture.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1/4 cup
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 25Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 317mgCarbohydrates: 5gFiber: 1gSugar: 3gProtein: 1g
Please note that the Calculated Nutrition is an estimate at best.
- First published: 12/4/2021
- Updated & republished: 12/1/2022