Cocoa Dusted Cinnamon Honey Almonds

by jerseygirl on April 18, 2013 · 10 comments

almonds twoBoth of my kids are candy fanatics. They can not get enough. I am predicting that my daughter will still go trick or treating when she is in college.  Of course, I am not a fan of letting them eat too much candy.

I made these almonds thinking that it is a sweet treat for my family but also has some nutritional value. It is the perfect afternoon snack.

These roasted almonds are not as sweet as the ones you can purchase at street fairs and carnivals. They don’t have the thick candy coating which I admit everyone loves. But they do have a thin layer of honey and cinnamon topped off with a dusting of bittersweet cocoa.  It is just the right amount of sweetness for me and the kids loved them as their after school snack.

You can make a large batch of these and store them in an air tight container. I would rather give my kids these over candy any day.

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Cocoa Dusted Cinnamon Honey Almonds
Recipe type: snack
Cuisine: American
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Serves: 8
These lightly sweetened almonds are a perfect afternoon snack.
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • dash of salt
  • 16 ounces raw almonds
  • 1 TBS cocoa powder
  • 1 TBS superfine sugar
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a medium sized non stick frying pan, heat the honey on low heat. Mix in the cinnamon and salt.
  3. Stir in the almonds and continue to stir until they are completely coated.
  4. Spread the coated almonds onto the parchment paper in one layer. Roast for 10 minutes, stirring once or twice during cooking time. Make sure the almonds do not burn. Cool for 10 minutes.
  5. Mix together the cocoa and sugar in a zip lock bag. Add the almonds and shake until they are completely coated with the cocoa mixture.
  6. Store in a sealed container.



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Ramona April 18, 2013 at 1:07 pm

I think my husband would go crazy over these.


Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl April 18, 2013 at 1:12 pm

I love almonds, kinda crazy about them. Thanks for this recipe – think it could be a great addition to the almond stash!


Pam April 18, 2013 at 6:32 pm

I could eat the whole bowl full of these beauties! They look and sound delicious.


Kristin April 19, 2013 at 7:40 am

Yum! Almonds are so good for you, too! Definitely a quality snack for the kids! Almonds are now on my shopping list for the week…can’t wait to make these!


Carrie @ poet in the pantry April 19, 2013 at 3:32 pm

Sounds like the perfect compromise to candy! Lightly sweet is just right. I bet my kids would devour them!


Kate April 19, 2013 at 11:29 pm

My husband and I went trick or treating in college! It’s fun no matter what age.


Beth @ Hungry Happenings April 20, 2013 at 12:16 am

I just spent the day making batches and batches of nut filled toffee. Your recipe sound so much easier and just as good, I’m sure.


leslie April 20, 2013 at 9:08 pm

yep..a great change from the candy!


teresa April 23, 2013 at 4:12 pm

mmm, i would trade my candy in for these anyday!


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