This time round, to re-stock Adam's almond snack supply for his office, I decided to experiment with a sweet, rather than savoury/salty option.
These make a perfect, healthy snack that can satisfy those sneaky chocolate cravings...
Dark Cocoa Almonds
4 cups almonds
1 tbls almond oil (I poured it off the top of our almond butter), or melted coconut oil
2 tbls cocoa powder
1/4 cup xylitol, erythritol or powdered stevia
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp sea salt
A few drops chocolate, vanilla or plain liquid stevia, to taste (optional)
Put all ingredients into a large bowl and toss until almonds are evenly coated. Spread nuts on a single layer on a large baking sheet. Place in a 350F oven for about 8 minutes. Let cool and store in an air tight container.
This recipe was submitted to Vegetarian Mamma's Gluten-Free Friday.