Salty Cocoa Roasted Almonds

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.

Salty Cocoa Roasted Almonds

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

Roasty Toasty Cocoa Nuts

Is the jar half-empty… or half full?

6 Comments

  1. Aren’t they great?! I tripled the recipe this week and took some to a party….and ate the rest (YIKES!) I share your thanks to Hungry Hungry Hippie for turning us both on to this great treat.

    Happy holidays!

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    • vegangela says:

      They really are! And you posted the recipe just in time for the holidays, which was perfect so THANKS again! Realized that I don’t have Cardamom on hand at the moment, but will let you know when I make those. Happy Holidays to you too! X

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  2. Hannah says:

    There is no way in the world I’m not making these really soon. So many of my favourite flavours! Thank you for the recipe :)

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    • vegangela says:

      Hi Hannah – thanks for your comment! Do let me know what you think of them when you make them. They’re too easy not to try! X

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  3. Elle says:

    Hi Angela! These almonds sure look delicious. I was wondering what would be a good recipe meant for lunch that doesn’t contain any peanuts or gluten.

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    • Thanks! Are you looking for a main course or dessert?

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