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Togarashi Nori Almond Crunch

Unexpected snack addictions are the best discovery in life. Whole blanched almonds, blanched almond slivers, sliced almonds, bits of nori, sesame seeds, crisp puffed brown rice, togarashi, ponzu, orange and maple syrup are blended together, then baked and broken into rustic bites of sweet-savory-spicy extravagance. Created by Chef Rob Corliss for Almond Board of California

Difficulty

Medium

Ingredients
Serves: 20
  • 6 oz maple syrup, pure
  • 1 oz honey
  • 0.5 fl oz ponzu
  • 1 fl oz coconut oil, liquid
  • 0.05 oz togarashi spice, shichimi, small grind
  • 12 oz almonds, blanched, whole
  • 3 oz almonds, blanched, slivers
  • 2 oz almonds, natural, sliced
  • 1 oz puffed brown rice, whole, crispy
  • 0.1 oz nori sheets, dried (2 each), torn into small pieces
  • 1.5 oz sesame seeds, whole
  • 0.1 oz orange peel granules, dried
  • 0.2 oz Maldon sea salt
Preparation
  1. Place maple syrup, honey, ponzu, coconut oil and togarashi spice in a mixing bowl and whisk to evenly combine. Reserve at room temperature.
  2. Place almonds and all remaining ingredients in a mixing bowl and stir to evenly combine.
  3. Add reserved maple syrup mixture to the almonds and dry ingredients; stir, ensuring that all ingredients are fully coated and evenly combined.
  4. Spread the mixture in a medium-thin layer on a parchment-lined sheet pan, then place in a 275-degree F convection oven and bake for approximately 25-30 minutes. * Finished color should be an even, light golden brown.
  5. Remove from oven and allow mixture to completely cool on the pan at room temperature. Once cooled and hardened, break the mixture into rustic small-medium chunks.
  6. Place the Togarashi-Nori Almond Crunch in a sealed covered container and reserve at room temperature.
Nutritional Info
Per Serving
Name Amount
Calories 190
Total Fat 14g
Saturated Fat 2g
Sodium 135mg
Total Carbohydrate 12g
Dietary Fiber 3g
Total Sugars 7g
Calcium 66mg
Iron 1mg
Potassium 181mg
Did you know?

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