For those of you who missed my workshop on Saturday-- you missed out! But don't worry, I'll be posting many of the recipes here over the course of the week.
This one only takes a few minutes to make, and it's an awesome snack to serve guests, ideally with a hot cup of tea. These almonds will satisfy a chocolate craving, but they're only mildly sweet. The best part is spicy kick at the finish.
Mayan Chocolate Almonds
1 tablespoon coconut oil
2 tablespoons brown sugar
4 tablespoons maple syrup
1 teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
2 cups almonds
3 tablespoons cocoa powder
2 teaspoons vanilla
Water on standby
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon
- Heat the coconut oil in a medium saucepan, then add the maple syrup, brown sugar, spices, and vanilla.
- Add in the almonds, stirring until the almonds are completely coated, then add in the cocoa powder.
- Turn the almonds on a parchment-lined baking sheet and allow them to cool
- Mix the remaining cocoa powder and cinnamon in a large mixing bowl, or alternatively in a Ziplock bag. Once the almonds have cooled completely, toss them in the cocoa powder.