WoW! Craving something sweet but you’re careful about not eating processed sugar? Try the Food Babe’s candied almonds… or any nut or mix of nuts you may choose. I made mine with half almonds and half pecans. Want a slightly sweeter snack? Add one to two tablespoons of coconut. Because of Ray’s strong sensitivity to GMO products, we always choose organic everything… except that our pecans (from Trader Joe’s) do not specify that they are organic, just that they are raw. The Food Babe uses raw cacao nibs, Trader Joe’s only had toasted nibs ($1.99). We stopped at The Everett Food Co-op for a few groceries and I saw raw cacao nibs while we were there but they cost $10.99. Maybe next payday.
The Food Babe Raw Cacao Candy Crunch
- 2 Tbs (tablespoons) coconut sugar
- 3 Tbs water
- 1/4 tsp (teaspoon) sea salt
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 cup almonds (or any nut you like)
- 2 Tbs raw cacao nibs
Put coconut sugar, water, sea salt, cinnamon, and vanilla in a medium skillet (I used a 2 qt sauce pan) set on a medium low heat. Stirring constantly until sugar is dissolved.
Stir in the nuts, keep stirring 5 to 7 minutes to coat the nuts with the thickening coconut sugar syrup.
Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the cacao nibs.
Pour the nuts on a sheet of parchment paper, spread out on a single layer and allow them to cool completely (if you can) before breaking them into pieces. Store airtight.
Debs on a cool, wet day in Everett, Washington
All I can say is, “mmmmmmmmm’