(Yeah been on a roll lately)
This is a simple recipe – and you can substitute any kind of nuts or seeds in for the peanuts. I like it as a healthy snack – the maple syrup doesn’t add many calories unless you’re really slamming it (keep it to about ¼ a cup or so).
You can scale this one up easily – just multiply the recipe.
- 1 cup peanuts, unroasted, unsalted
- 1 Tbsp maple syrup
- 1 Tbsp cocoa powder
- Preheat oven to 325
- Mix peanuts and maple syrup in a bowl until peanuts are coated.
- Sprinkle cocoa powder into syrup/nut mixture gradually, stirring until it is mixed in with the syrup, and the peanuts are coated thoroughly. It will form a thick brown liquid that covers the peanuts.
- Pour mixture onto a cookie sheet and spread out.
- Cook for 10-15 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes until the nuts are dry – the pan may be a bit sticky still, but the nuts will be dry.
- Remove sheet, stir one more time to unstick. Allow to cool, then store in an airtight container.
• Make sure you use a good non-stick pan – the mixture bakes on, but it comes off with a bit of soap and scrubbing.
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