Reality Bites

Sometimes you just have to face it: healthy snacks don’t taste good.

Okay, I’m sure there are some but as I was tidying my cupboards this week, I had to come to terms with the fact that that large quantity of raw almonds I bought in a moment of healthy valor was going no where.

And that brings me here:

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Delicious crunchy sweet salty dressed up and roasted raw almonds that won’t last a week in our house. đŸ™‚

In case you too would like to eat what’s in your cupboard, here’s the recipe.

4 c. roasted almonds, unseasoned*

1/2 c. honey

2 T. butter

1 tsp. coarse sea salt

1/2 tsp. table salt

3 tsp. cinnamon

1 c. + 2 T. raw sugar

(*If you have raw almonds, roast them by baking them in a single layer at 375 for 10-12 minutes, stirring them every few minutes, until aromatic and darker on ends.)

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Simmer the honey and butter together for a couple of minutes over low heat until translucent. Stir in all the almonds and keep stirring for a few minutes until they’re all shiny and warm. Dump them all out on a piece of wax or parchment paper.

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Gather all the other ingredients in a gallon size resealable bag or bowl with a lid. Once the almonds are cooled enough to touch and not melt the plastic bag, use the paper they’re on like a sleeve and empty it onto the sugar pile. Shake until coated and spread out on a new piece of parchment or wax paper.

Store in airtight container to keep fresh. I like mine in the fridge. Or by the handful.

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One thought on “Reality Bites

  1. You are soooo right about that. Most healthy snacks, when left to their own devices, are NOT yummy, which reminds me of the ultra dark raw chocolate I have sitting in a draw, uneaten even as we speak. Maybe I can melt it down and toss it into brownie batter or….something.

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