Carob or Chocolate-Coated Almonds

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Carob Chocolate Coated Almonds

If you love Chocolate Coated Nuts like I do, but don't like the health implications of eating an entire bowl of them in one sitting, this recipe is for you.

If chocolate nut ANYTHING is in front of me, I can barely keep from eating them. However, the traditional version is not the healthiest snack in the world.  In the past, when I was eating sugar, I would justify eating them by thinking about the health benefits of chocolate and almonds while snacking on something that was clearly not good for me.

Well, this recipe is such a help.   It is a real treat without all of the sugar and chocolate.  Just enough sweetener and carob or chocolate to make the almonds taste like a treat, without enough to detract from their health benefits.

Here in an ingredient list that is pretty typical for Chocolate Coated Nuts:

Dark Chocolate (sugar, choc liquor, cocoa butter, lecithin, vanillin, corn syrup, Gum Arabic, confectioners glaze), almonds, (roasted in cottonseed and/or canola oil), cocoa

Not horrendous, but the sugar content is pretty high, and the oils are not good quality for healthy living.

This way, when you make your own chocolate covered nuts, you can be in control of your ingredients and enjoy them without guilt.

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For this recipe, you can either use a dehydrator or your oven on its lowest temperature setting. The oven temperature, however, will be too high to keep the almonds truly raw. If you don't have a dehydrator, then I recommend trying the oven, and then moving to a good dehydrator once you know you will use it.

I use mine all the time for everything from these Kale Chips to these Green Bean Chips and when I need to soak nuts.

So here is the recipe for Homemade Chocolate Almonds for another great snack for you and your family:

 

Oh–if you are like our family, you will want to double or triple this recipe for Homemade Chocolate Almonds to keep them on hand!

Leave a comment and let me know what you think!

Are you a chocolate and nut fan too?

Post Updated 6/10/17

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  1. Thanks for the carob coating tips, I’ll hopefully try them this weekend. The coop I’ve bought from has discontinued carob almonds so I’m on my own, thanks.

  2. Have you tried this with Stevia? I would like to try it with Walnuts.
    Thank you!

  3. thanks for the reply.
    the vanilla sounds lovely too! can’t wait to see the recipe 🙂 i’m only new to your website & i am loving all your recipes. thanks for sharing.

  4. Will these store ok out of the fridge? I think my dad would love these as a gift. Is it just a rancidity thing that u would keep in the fridge?

  5. Well, I did try this, but I keep forgetting NOT to use honey for stuff that’s going to be dehydrated. It was a mess, even though I only used 2 T. I had to put it in the oven and bake it, therefore killing the whole idea of it! Next time, I’ll use sugar, maybe with a little egg white or bit of water.

  6. I’ve got to try this!