I guess I'm a nut nut.
I love nuts. Sadly, I am the only one in my family who does. Isn't that depressing? On the upside, no one ever touches my countless bags of walnuts, pecans, and almonds. However, I have no self control with nuts. None. Just ask my mom. My favorites are Emerald's Cocoa Dusted Almonds. They're pretty pricey though and I thought, hey, why not try to make them.
Cocoa Covered Almonds
2 cups almonds
2-3 tablespoons pure maple syrup
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
3 tablespoons cocoa powder
1-1/2 tablespoons flour
Toss almonds with maple syrup and vanilla until coated. Add cocoa powder and flour and toss. Spread out on a greased pan and bake at 275 degrees for 25 minutes, turning every 5-10 minutes.
They are delicious. I ate the entire batch in two days.
UPDATE: March, 2013. The pictures above are new, but I decided to keep the pic below from the original post just to remember the difference. Really, what was I thinking? The sink drain in the background? I think I was trying to get natural light from the window or something. Anyway, hope the new photos are more appetizing!