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Chocolate Cocoa Almonds and How to Build a Cheese Platter

  • Author: Chew Out Loud
  • Total Time: 15 mins
  • Yield: 2 1/2 cups 1x


You’re getting a twofer today, with this special doubly delish post today. We’re showing you the easiest, most natural way to make Chocolate Cocoa Almonds and How to Build a Cheese Platter that will be the hit of any party.


  • 2 1/2 cups raw, unsalted whole almonds
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 TB unsweetened real cocoa powder
  • 1/8 tsp fine table salt, plus more as desired


  1. Preheat oven to 350F, with rack on middle position. Spread raw almonds into a single layer on a rimmed baking sheet (unlined.) Bake 10 minutes, stopping once to shake the pan in between bake time. Almonds should be toasty and fragrant, but not burnt. Pour toasted almonds into a large bowl. Add remaining ingredients and stir to completely coat. Spread coated almonds back out onto baking sheet to cool completely.
  2. Store chocolate cocoa almonds in airtight container up to several weeks.
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Category: snacks, appetizers