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Hot Chocolate Cocoa Almonds Recipe

Make hot chocolate covered almonds as a great snack or an easy gift! These cocoa dusted almonds are perfect for the holidays.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time20 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 283kcal
Author: Dorothy Kern
Cost: $8


  • 3 cups raw almonds
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • 1 ½ cups cocoa mix (divided)


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Place almonds on a baking sheet and bake for just a few minutes, stirring each minute, until the almonds are lightly toasted. Once you smell them, they’re done. Do not walk away from the oven for any reason or they’ll burn! Nuts go from raw to burned in seconds, so as soon as you smell them, remove them from the oven.
  • While the almonds are toasting, place maple syrup in a large bowl. Pour hot almonds into the syrup and stir to coat. Pour 3/4 cup hot cocoa mix over the almonds and stir to coat. Pour nuts onto a baking sheet covered with parchment paper or a silpat baking mat. Let cool.
  • Place remaining hot cocoa mix in a large gallon ziploc bag. Place almonds inside, seal the bag, and shake to coat a second time, just before serving or gifting.


You can use any kind of nuts for this recipe. Pecans or cashews would be so good!


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 283kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 128mg | Potassium: 267mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 14g | Calcium: 117mg | Iron: 1.6mg