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  • Cocoa Roasted Almonds?

    I got a container of Emerald brand cocoa roasted almonds the other day, and absolutely love them. Has anyone ever tried making them themselves? I'm betting that they would be even better without "Modified Food Starch (potato)", "Natural and Artificial Flavors", "Acesulfame Potassium", and sucralose. And maybe more cocoa powder.

  • #2
    Those things are like crack. They are so good. I try to avoid them since I'm trying to lower my nut consumption and because of the added ingredients. I think the coating texture would be hard to replicate, but the flavor should be pretty easy. Maybe coat the almonds in coconut oil and then mix in some cocoa powder with splenda/truvia? I don't know, I haven't learned much in the baking/confectionery realm.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by yodiewan View Post
      Those things are like crack.
      I can't have them in the house. Their salt and pepper cashews are pretty damn good too. You can roast your own fairly easily and control the ingredients but I typically don't bother.
      Wheat is the new tobacco. Spread the word.

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      • #4
        Try Blue Diamond's cinnamon roasted ones. They are even better!

        I don't think I can have nuts in the house, period. They're just too yummy to stay out of trouble with.
        --Trish (Bork)
        TROPICAL TRADITIONS REFERRAL # 7625207
        http://pregnantdiabetic.blogspot.com
        FOOD PORN BLOG! http://theprimaljunkfoodie.blogspot.com

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        • #5
          I've never tried this, but I remember reading that a good way to make flavourings stick to nuts is by coating them with egg whites.

          I don't really like those almonds because they have a strange 'off' taste to me (guess it's the sucralose?), but I do love the idea of cocoa powder + nuts. What I really like is the unsweetened carob almonds in the bulk section at whole foods - http://www.sunspire.com/products/bul...-carob-almonds
          Less-than-stellar ingredients, but I loooove the flavour.

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          • #6
            Cool suggestion Enamel. I think egg whites would work great for this. I have some in-shell hazelnuts in the fridge that i need to eat at some point. I might cocoa-coat some of them.

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            • #7
              So, I'm thinking as an experimental starting point, to put a batch of dry roasted almonds on a cookie sheet, brush with egg white, coat liberally with dutch process cocoa (I don't think a sweetener should be necessary), and stick in the oven for a bit.

              If and when I actually do this, I'll report back.

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              • #8
                do cocoa & cinnamon together! Mmm, spicy chocolate...
                --Trish (Bork)
                TROPICAL TRADITIONS REFERRAL # 7625207
                http://pregnantdiabetic.blogspot.com
                FOOD PORN BLOG! http://theprimaljunkfoodie.blogspot.com

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                • #9
                  I have done this and it works well. I do add in a little powdered sugar to the cocoa though. Blasphemy.

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                  • #10
                    Those things ARE like crack. To quote my good friend "I feel like I'm cheating on my husband when I eat these!"
                    Jillian
                    Strict Vegetarian going primal as of 3/2011. This is a tough row to hoe!

                    So far I am down:
                    • 6lbs
                    • 1% BMI
                    • 1" in my waist
                    • 2.5" at my belly button
                    • 1" in my hips

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Dr. Bork Bork View Post
                      do cocoa & cinnamon together! Mmm, spicy chocolate...
                      If I were single and batting for the other team I might ask to marry you.
                      Jillian
                      Strict Vegetarian going primal as of 3/2011. This is a tough row to hoe!

                      So far I am down:
                      • 6lbs
                      • 1% BMI
                      • 1" in my waist
                      • 2.5" at my belly button
                      • 1" in my hips

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                      • #12
                        LOL, gee thanks <3

                        One of the products Dove has right now is a chipotle chocolate turtle (y'know those lucious caramely nutty clusters?). It's got just enough of a hit at the end to make you an addict! I love it. One of my friends made a chocolate cake with chili powder once. That was fun, too!
                        --Trish (Bork)
                        TROPICAL TRADITIONS REFERRAL # 7625207
                        http://pregnantdiabetic.blogspot.com
                        FOOD PORN BLOG! http://theprimaljunkfoodie.blogspot.com

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                        • #13
                          I got an $8 bar of dark chocolate with ginger and cayenne in it. RIDICULOUS! RIDICULOUS! Instructions on the package were
                          1) Hold it and look at the glossy finish while the chocolate warms in your hand.
                          2) Inhale using ujayii breathing to get the aroma of the chocolate
                          3) Take a bite and hold it on your tongue, feel the little bits of ginger.

                          RIDICULOUS!
                          Jillian
                          Strict Vegetarian going primal as of 3/2011. This is a tough row to hoe!

                          So far I am down:
                          • 6lbs
                          • 1% BMI
                          • 1" in my waist
                          • 2.5" at my belly button
                          • 1" in my hips

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                          • #14
                            Awesome! For christmas I got my brother in law (and fellow extra dark chocolate lover) a chuao bar called something like firecracker. It was spicy and had pop rock thingies in it.

                            Firecracker Chocolate Bar Set -- Chuao Chocolatier Online Store
                            --Trish (Bork)
                            TROPICAL TRADITIONS REFERRAL # 7625207
                            http://pregnantdiabetic.blogspot.com
                            FOOD PORN BLOG! http://theprimaljunkfoodie.blogspot.com

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