Roasted Cocoa AlmondsSubmitted by: NOIRPRNCESS
IntroductionThis recipe uses a mix of brown and granulated sugar. The original recipe calls for cayenne powder to add a spicy component to the dish. I consider it optional. This recipe uses a mix of brown and granulated sugar. The original recipe calls for cayenne powder to add a spicy component to the dish. I consider it optional.
3 cups whole almonds
1 egg white
1 tablespoon vanilla bean paste
Few drops of water
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 – 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper (depending on your taste)
1/2 teaspoon salt
Whisk together the egg white, vanilla bean paste, and a few drops of water in a mixing bowl. Beat mixture until it is light and frothy. Add the almonds and toss to evenly coat with the egg white mixture.
In a separate bowl, combine the sugars, cocoa powder, cinnamon, cayenne, and salt. Whisk together to remove any lumps. Add the almonds, and toss to coat. Spread the coated almonds out on the prepared baking sheet. Roast for 30 – 40 minutes, stirring every 10-15 minutes. Keep a close watch on the almonds because they will burn quickly.
Once the almonds are done, spread them out on a large piece of parchment or waxed paper until they have cooled completely (it’s OK to snack on a few while they cool… That’s what I did!). Store in an airtight container. Enjoy!
Serving Size: Makes 24 1-oz servings
Number of Servings: 24
Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user NOIRPRNCESS.