I love really easy recipes, and especially those that don’t require a lot of ingredients. I also like recipes that yield a small batch – so that I’m not making a huge commitment to something that I’ve never tried before. I can always double or triple the recipe later on, but I like seeing a small recipe up-front. When I saw JLGoesVegan‘s post on Vegan Holiday Travel + Vegan Hostess Gifts and her version of Hungry Hungry Hippie‘s Salty Cocoa Roasted Almonds, I thought that it would be a great little recipe to try since I had all the ingredients on hand and have a guest coming to stay over the holidays and want some quick and easy snacks for all of us.
I stuck to Hungry Hungry Hippie’s version by using cocoa instead of carob, but I used raw cane sugar instead of stevia. This is actually the second batch that I made (doubled the recipe this time), because my fiancé pretty much ate the whole first batch by himself when I made it the other day. It’s a perfect salty-sweet but healthy snack and it uses ingredients that I pretty much always have on hand.
Thanks to Hungry Hungry Hippie for this great little recipe, and thanks JL for bringing it to my attention. JL is right – this would be a great hostess gift or snack to bring along on your travels. I’ll definitely be making these often – but can’t guarantee that they’ll be around long enough to ever make it out of the house!
I probably won’t have time to post again until after Christmas, so I want to wish you all Happy Holidays. I hope they’re filled with lots of love, friends, family and peace. X