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Spiced Chocolate Almonds

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(NC) - Serve these spicy delicious almonds alone, or mix them with 2-3 cups of popcorn. This tasty treat is the perfect mix of salty and sweet and also makes a great gift.

Ingredients:

    Spiced Chocolate Almonds
  • 1 large egg white
  • 1 teaspoon (5 mL) vanilla extract
  • 2 cups (250 mL) whole natural almonds
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) sugar
  • 1/4 cup (50 mL) cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon (15 mL) unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon (5 mL) chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon (2 mL) kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon (2 mL) ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon (2 mL) ground cumin

Directions:

Preheat oven to 225 F (110 C).

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Place egg white in a large stainless steel bowl; whisk until frothy. Whisk in vanilla. Add almonds and gently toss until completely coated.

Place remaining ingredients in a bowl and toss until well combined. Add sugar mixture to the almonds, a quarter at a time, and gently toss until well coated. Transfer almonds to the prepared sheet and arrange in a single layer.

Bake for 15 minutes, then stir and bake for 15 more minutes, or until coating is lightly colored and dried out. Remove from oven and immediately loosen with a metal spatula. Cool before serving.

Serving Size: Makes 2 Cups

Nutritional Information: Per Serving: Calories 136; Cholesterol; 0 mg; Total fat 9 g; Fibre; 2 g; Saturated; 0.7 g; Calcium; 52 mg; Monounsaturated; 5.7 g Magnesium; 53 mg; Polyunsaturated; 2 g; Sodium; 81 mg; Carb; 12 g; Potassium; 163 mg; Protein; 4 g; Vitamin E; 5 mg


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