March 12, 2012

Cinnamon Cocoa Candied Almonds

These are addicting. They are easy and quick, but look out--the cayenne gives them a nice kick to them. 
Cinnamon Cocoa Candied Almonds

  • 3 tablespoons real maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon, plus more for coating
  • 2 cups raw almonds
  • 3/4 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 3/4 tablespoons powdered sugar
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Cover a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Bring maple syrup, sugar, salt, and spices to a simmer in a small saucepan. Add almonds and stir to coat.
  3. Spread almonds in a single layer on prepared cookie sheet. Bake for about 20 minutes. Cool almonds completely, then break them apart.
  4. Mix cocoa, powdered sugar and cinnamon in a large ziplock bag. Add almonds and shake until evenly coated.

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