This tasty treat is perfect for a mid-afternoon snack or indulgence. This snack is a favorite with everyone in my family. I plan on making a batch of these almonds weekly as my kids can’t seem to get enough of them.
Pure cacao powder and almonds are loaded with antioxidants, fiber and a plethora of vitamins and minerals. I love making this recipe because it only contains 3 ingredients.
4 1/2 cups almonds
1 cup cacao powder
2/3 cup coconut nectar (raw honey will also work)
Place almonds in a large bowl filled with enough water to cover the almonds. Soak the nuts for 8 hours or overnight. Discard water from bowl after 8 hours.
Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Grease a 9 x 13 glass baking dish with coconut oil.
Place almonds, cacao powder and coconut nectar in a medium size bowl and mix all ingredients together with a wooden spoon or clean hands. Transfer mixture to baking dish and bake for 1 hour. Remove pan from stove and let cool for several hours.
Variations-Sprinkle cinnamon on top or a pinch of cayenne for a little kick. This can be made a truly raw treat by dehydrating the nuts at 110 degrees for 12 hours.
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