Chocolate Roasted Almonds (Refined Sugar-Free, Vegan)

chocolate, roasted, almonds

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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  1. GFSCDandVeggie says

    Yum, yum Laura!

  2. GFreeHappyTummy says

    ok YUMMMM!! making these *tomorrow*!

  3. Empowered Sustenance says

    These look so delicious! And only three ingredients? The addition of cinnamon sounds yummy, too!

  4. Looks wonderful, what a great snack!  I have been on such nut kick lately!!   

  5. These look so yummy!  Do you have a  favorite brand of cacao powder? I have been looking to buy some, but have no idea which brand is the best. 

    •  @CrazyBlessed Hi There, My favorite brand of Cacao Powder is Navitas Naturals. Here is the link to iHerb where I buy the product from: 


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