The almonds that people consume across the globe is the fruit of the almond tree, and is a relative of the peach, apricot and cherry trees. Almonds are rich in magnesium, potassium and contain the cholesterol-lowering monounsaturated fat. Coating almonds with cocoa will enhance the nut's already sweet flavor, although it will add a few calories to this otherwise healthy snack.
Things You'll Need
- Shallow baking pan
- Aluminum foil
- 1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper
- 3 tbsp. cocoa powder
- 1 tbsp. instant coffee
- 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
- Large bowl
- 2 egg whites
- Small bowl
- Slotted spoon
Preheat an oven to 325 degrees F.
Line a shallow baking pan with aluminum foil set it aside.
Combine 1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper, 3 tbsp. cocoa powder, 1 tbsp. instant coffee grounds and 1 tsp. ground cinnamon in a large bowl.
Pour two egg whites in a small bowl. Beat the egg whites with a fork until they begin to foam.
Drop the almonds into the egg whites. Remove the almonds with a slotted spoon and place them into the bowl that contains cocoa powder and cayenne pepper.
Toss the almonds inside the bowl until they are all covered with an even coating of the mixture.
Pour the coated almonds onto the baking sheet.
Place the almonds into the oven and allow them to bake for 20 minutes, turning the almonds with a spatula halfway through baking.
Remove the almonds from the oven and allow them to cool completely before enjoying.
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