Salty-sweet toasted almonds with a dusting of cocoa powder and espresso. A healthy and delicious low carb snack.
I love being a part of the larger food blogger community; I am continually amazed at the helpful, sharing attitude of the vast majority of my fellow bloggers. I even belong to a group called “Food Bloggers Helping Each Other” and that name alone speaks volumes. Whether it’s sharing information, ideas or just helping another blogger out in a pinch, there is never a lack of support in this wonderful group of people. As in any profession, there are a few people out there that are highly competitive and perhaps even a little cutthroat. But the vast majority of us subscribe to the philosophy that helping each other means we all do better. The rising tide lifts all the boats in the harbour, as the wise Dean of a college I once worked at used to say. Nowhere do I find this to be more true than in food bloggerdom.
So with that, I tell you that I created this recipe for a guest post on Ravie Nom Noms. Raven is a blogger I feel like I’ve known forever. I don’t know exactly when we became aware of each other, but for years now we’ve been commenting on and sharing each other’s posts. And as she is getting married in October and is up to her eyeballs in wedding planning, she put out the APB for guest posts. It was the least I could do to help a fellow blogger keep her blog rolling along while she attends to her real life.
The impetus behind these low carb Mocha Almonds was the snack aisle at my local grocery store, where I’ve often stood looking longingly at the commercial variety. Toasted almonds dusted in cocoa powder and coffee, what’s not to love? Well, the sugar for one thing. And the other funny food additives that manage to find their way into store bought nuts. It’s just too easy to make your own far healthier version at home. Okay, so mine might not look as perfect or as pretty. They end up less “cocoa-dusted” and more “cocoa-clumped” when you toss the cocoa/espresso mixture with the warm, freshly toasted almonds. But they are delicious and they really satisfy that craving for a salty sweet snack.
So head on over to Ravie Nom Noms for my healthy Mocha Almonds recipe!