Cocoa-Dusted Almonds

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Only 4 days until we leave, and I can't get France off the mind... So, that means we are talking about snacks for flying today!  Get excited!  (For a full list of what I am planning on taking on our flight, see this post. PS. I would be so very grateful if you clicked on the links in the last post :)

I highly doubt that I am the only person who finds airport food absurdly overpriced, but whenever I am in the airport, the things that I have brought along to eat on the plane always sound terrible and all the delicious, unhealthy choices in the airport sound way more fun and fabulous.  

I have realized that bringing raw carrot sticks to the airport just isn't an option for me.  I won't eat them and I end up resenting their presence in my bag.   

For this trip, I have a few tasty tricks up my sleeve for relatively healthy and easy snacks.  These almonds are a great choice, or I might make these granola bars, or possibly some crackers, and then maybe a piece of fruit, or some dried mango or something.  Whatever I end up taking, you had better believe it is going to be more delicious than a carrot stick.  



Cocoa-Dusted Almonds
serves 2 (depending on how many almonds you like to eat)

1/2 cup raw whole almonds
1/2 tsp coconut oil
2 tsp powdered sugar
1 1/2 tsp cocoa powder
1/4 tsp finely ground sea salt

Toast the almonds at 350°F for 6-9 minutes or until golden and fragrant.  Put in a bowl with coconut oil and stir until almonds are coated.  In a jar or tupperware, put the sugar, cocoa powder and sea salt and stir until thoroughly combined.  Add almonds, and shake until the almonds are coated.  Enjoy!

9 comments

  1. Have a wonderful time, and post when you have a chance!

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    1. Awww, thanks, Mimsie!! We are so excited, and I am planning on posting all the time, so you will probably see loads of things from my trip! I can't wait!

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  2. Can I come with you?!?!?! What an awesome adventure. I'll have to try these almonds too. Yum.

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  3. Those look way better than the ones they sell at Sam's Club! I was in Paris for the first time a month ago today and miss it so much already! Time passed way too quickly!

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    1. My husband was just mentioning the other day that he feels like our time there is going to fly by. I am sure he is right! I will take lots of pictures and hopefully it will help ease your separation from Paris. Paris is a lovely city! We can't wait to go!

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  4. Trying to pin this, but it says there aren't any pinnanle images :(
    These look SO good!

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    1. Oh no, Malissa! I just tried it and was able to successfully pin it to my board, but I don't know why it didn't work for you. Here is the link to my pin, and hopefully you can pin if from there! https://www.pinterest.com/pin/69383650486472141/
      Happy cooking!

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