Thursday, March 22, 2012

Cocoa Roasted Almonds

Roasted nuts are such a tasty and easy snack, and it is way cheaper to make them at home than buying them at the store! You can have your own sweet and salty treat ready in just 15 minutes flat with this recipe. They also make a great homemade gift!


1 and 1/4 cup raw almonds
1 and 1/2 Tbsp. maple syrup, agave, or honey
3 Tbsp. cocoa powder
1 tsp. salt


Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Line a small/medium baking sheet with aluminum foil and grease lightly with non-stick spray or oil.

Place the almonds in a medium bowl and add in the maple syrup/agave/honey. Mix with a spoon until the almonds are evenly coated. Add in the cocoa powder and salt and continue to mix until the almonds are evenly coated. 

Pour the almonds onto the prepared baking sheet in an even layer and roast in the oven for 8-10 minutes. Make sure you watch them carefully and don't roast them for longer otherwise they will burn! 

Remove from the oven and give them a stir around the baking sheet. Allow them to cool completely before transferring to an airtight container and storing at room temperature.

*Recipe by Brooke McMillan


  1. OMG!! Thank you for posting this! (Found this thru pinterest btw.) My mother bought some of these from the store & they are PERFECT for chocolate cravings! Much more satisfying!

  2. No problem! I agree.. they are so yummy and satisfy that sweet/savoury craving so perfectly! Glad you enjoy them :D