Homemade Cocoa Roasted Almonds

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Homemade Cocoa Roasted Almonds

I made these a few weeks ago, and I guess I forgot to post it! Matt and I are huge Big Brother fans and after a few times of watching Big Brother Afterdark, I quickly realized the cast was obsessed with cocoa almonds. I’d never had them before and I was definitely interested. Seriously, Brittany, Frank, & Ashely ate them alllll the time.  After checking them out at the grocery store, (and finding out how expensive they were for a small container!) I figured I could easily make my own version at home. I bought a huge bag of almonds at Sam’s Club a few months ago for something like $9 bucks, so it was definitely worth taking the 15 minutes to make my own as opposed to wasting money.

The Ingredients:

  • 1 cup raw almonds
  • 1-1 1/2 tbs cocoa powder
  • 1/2  tsp salt
  • Small sprinkle of Cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp honey–this made them a little sticky, next time I may omit the honey and add the same amount of sugar instead 
  • 1 tsp water

How to:

Preheat oven to 350

  • While oven preheats, add above ingredients to a small ziploc bag
  • Shake to make sure to coat all almonds equally
  • Pour almonds onto parchment lined baking sheet (or slip mat)
  • Bake 8-10 minutes, allowing almonds to cool slightly before serving
  • Enjoy!
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