Recipes Brazilian Coffee and Cocoa Almonds The benefits of almonds, just became more addicting: coconut sugar-orange glazed whole almonds are dipped in bittersweet chocolate, then coated with crushed almonds, espresso powder and cocoa powder – these bites will do more than tide you over! Difficulty Medium Ingredients Serves: 9 - 1/4 Cup servings 1 oz California almonds (salted, roasted, fine ground) 0.30 oz unsweetened cocoa powder 0.10 oz fine ground espresso powder 0.50 fl oz filtered water filtered 0.50 fl oz orange juice (no pulp) 1.50 oz coconut sugar (pure, unrefined) 8 oz California almonds (whole, roasted) 0.20 oz orange peel (dried, powder) 5.00 oz bittersweet chocolate, 60% cacao chips 0.15 oz Maldon sea salt flakes Preparation Place the ground salted almonds, cocoa powder and espresso powder in a mixing bowl, then whisk to evenly combine. Reserve for final coating. Place water, orange juice and sugar in a saucepot. Heat, over medium-high heat, to dissolve the sugar. Add whole roasted almonds, reduce heat to medium. Continuously stir almonds and for approximately 3 minutes, to fully coat and glaze/caramelize the almonds. Remove glazed almonds from saucepot and transfer to a mixing bowl. Add orange powder and toss to evenly coat and combine. Separate the coated almonds and allow to cool to room temperature and harden. Temper chocolate over a double boiler. Reserve. Slowly add and stir tempered chocolate into the cooled almonds (1/3 at a time); allowing chocolate to set up each time creating a hard coating on each almond. As the final coating of chocolate begins to set, first add the Maldon sea salt and toss to evenly combine and coat the almonds; then add the reserved almond/cocoa/espresso mixture and toss to evenly coat. Shake off any excess mixture. Place Brazilian Coffee and Cocoa Almonds in a sealed container and store at room temperature. Did you know? In addition to almonds being a delicious ingredient in our recipes they’re also heart healthy, gut healthy, and full of vitamins and nutrients - explore Health & Nutrition to learn more. Not only that, almond farmers are dedicated to sustainability - find out how they’re Growing Good.