yummy chocolate almonds recipe

So I just made this recipe in my dehydrator yesterday. They didn’t even finish drying before my kids finished them! So I’m starting a new double batch now. It’s a great treat to get RAW, SPROUTED nutrition into your family’s routine, and it’s a great way to use your raw almonds you got in the group buy.

If you got almonds in the group buy and you’d like to try this, and you’re one of the first three to respond by commenting on this blog, I’ll have Organics for Everyone send you a 12 oz. jar of their organic date syrup, which was WONDERFUL in this recipe (unprocessed, highly nutritious sweetener):

Chocolate Almonds

2 cups raw almonds

1 Tbsp. coconut oil

2 Tbsp. date syrup

1 Tbsp. raw chocolate powder (or nonalkalized unsweetened cocoa powder)

1/4 tsp. Original Himalayan Crystal Salt

Soak your raw almonds in water overnight, then drain and allow them to air dry (an hour or two). Make sure coconut oil (warm it in hot water if necessary) is liquid, and mix all remaining ingredients well. Stir in nuts. Spread evenly on dehydrator tray and dry until no longer wet/sticky, about 14-18 hours, below 116 degrees. Enjoy!

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  1. Robyn,

    I made several batches of your candied almonds at Christmas. I loved them wet, so had a hard time not eating them all before they had dried too! Can’t wait to get that date syrup and try these–since I’m still trying to keep sugar out of my diet and having a rough time!!! Thanks!

  2. I guess I don’t win the “first X amount of comments” prize this time. 🙁

    Oh well! But when I get my almonds then I’m gonna try out this recipe with fiesta mole! It’s a superfood concoction from radicalhealth.com. So fabulous! I’d use the chocolate bliss powder but it tastes too good to do anything else with besides drink!

    Psst…Robyn I want to thank you for inspiring me to do better with my health. I’m now to the point that I’m trying to do an all raw diet. I’ve been blogging about it on my cookinwithtrish blog…kind of ironic that the website has “cookin” in the title isn’t it? Oh well though…I happened onto David Favor’s site listed above because I met him at a raw food meetup group here in SA. (You see, here in the boonies and armpit of unhealthful eating practices, we need support groups. If any of you reading this find the same thing yourself get on meetup.com and find one!) So now I’m adding superfoods to my diet and I’m feeling awesome! I want to go conquer the world…well not exactly but just want to do a lot of productive and amazing things. And a lot of smiling from ear to ear. And my whole journey started with you, Robyn. And now I’m reading permission to mother…It’s fabulous so far! I just want to hug you, and her, and the woman sending me almonds tomorrow, and all the people that want to eat healthier but are struggling…I love you all!

  3. Chris, Bridget, Karen, write me your addresses at robyn@oppublishing.net, yay!

    Tricia, I have loved reading your comments the past two years. The author of Permission to Mother, Dr. Punger, has also been doing 12 Steps about that long, and Shanna in Arizona, who is sending you almonds . . . well, the three of you are just examples of the AMAZING people I’ve been blessed to “meet” on this site.

    Somehow one day I’d like for all of us to meet in person . . . maybe on a humanitarian expedition? Or a GSG conference / retreat.

  4. You know Robyn I was just thinking the same thing! I’ll be coming to Utah probably in August for my birthday. Maybe going to Education week- but I have a little guy to tote around so I don’t know if I’ll be able to go for very long. I think you should teach there, then they’d have an actual nutritional guru there to learn from! I’ll have to find out if you’re at least doing a conference/retreat at that time in Utah. Keep us updated!

  5. Is there anything else we can use besides date syrup? I’d love to try some, but it’s a bit pricey for me right now and there is no store where I live that carries it.

  6. Getting raw almonds is practically impossible in my area. However, local RAW, straight from the trees, pecans are readily available–as much as I want and can afford. So…..

    I wondered about your thought on using really RAW pecans in place of almonds. I know the nutritional break-down won’t be the same, but just interested in your opinion.

    Thanks for the thoughts 🙂

  7. Robin,

    Is it to late to order the almonds? and where can I get the date syrup? you mentioned maybe I could order it from you I have never done that so help!!!! in the mean time I guess I can use agave or honey is that correct. I have a raw food lunch coming up on the 15th and want to try these, but will have to use the Costco nuts unless I can get the raw somewhwere any ideas?

    Thanks so much…………

  8. I love chocolate almonds I just purhase a dehydrator a year ago and Have not used it what a wonderful time to start with chocolate almonds.

    Thank You for the recipe.

    Molly Lawrence.

  9. I love to do these almonds but I do not have the syrup and did not get does raw almonds unfortunately Do you think I can get raw almonds at whole foods?? Do you have the date syrup for sale??



  10. Hi EVERYONE!!

    You all, are such inspirations to me as I am still on the beginning steps of my journey with all of you!

    Robyn…Thank you, thank you, thank you!!

    Trish…I would like to see your blog but when I try, the message at the top of the page says forbidden. I too live where people are not so healthy and those that care just look at me like I am a nut when I tell them about Robyn and the wonders of raw eating and the delicious green smoothies. One health fanatic friend of mine even thinks this idea of raw eating isn’t so healthy because he can’t find the information in a text book. So I have tried to enlighten him with Robyn’s book and others. No go for him! He is still counting every tiny calorie and weighing and measuring everything that goes past his lips. I often, silently, compare his meals to mine as I eat more and more raw…I am living a healthier way of life and eating better too!

  11. This sounds good…I have almonds drying now. I’ll take some out and make a batch.

    Am I still to keep soaked and dried nuts to about a 1/3 of a cup a day?

  12. Colleen (or anyone who might know), can you please tell me if the Date Syrup from Organics Are For Everyone is 100% raw? I checked it out at their site and it sounds great, but I wouldn’t want to use it if it’s been heated (cooked) in processing. Didn’t find anything there to indicate if it is raw or not.

    Thank you!

  13. I wanted to know what is the most or least expensive dehydrator that I can get without spending too much money, my husbands aunt drys apples, bananas, etc. thanks

  14. Since I won’t have the funds to purchase a dehydrator until this summer, can I still eat the almonds and still get all the benefits?

  15. Do you still have almonds left, and please tell me how much do yo I need to order for you to mail it??? Single no children, but I could get some friends to join me


  16. Is there a way to make the date syryp by taking date paste and soaking it in water until it is a mush?

    Would that work do you think?


  17. I am considering purchasing the Blentec. Can you explain why the Blentec is more beneficial to use than a food processor to make a green smoothie? Thank you for your input.

  18. I just finished dehydrating this recipe with the following “adaptations”

    I used pecans in place of almonds, since I can access them much more easily and they are more affordable and RAW.

    And, I used honey in place of the date syrup.

    These taste delighful! Very crunchy and yummy.

    Just thought I’d inform you of my results.

    Thanks, Robyn, for posting the recipe. ENJOY!!! everyone. 🙂

  19. I tried this recipe and it was delicious. I used agave instead of date syrup. I dried at 116 for 20 hours. They were sticky and still moist on the inside. I increased the temperature to 135 for a couple hours and then higher for a couple more hours. Finally I just took them out. The dehydrated almonds I have purchased have all been crunchy – my Excalibur works for everything else so I’m not sure what happened. What did I do wrong?

    1. I wonder if it’s a function of agave being much thinner than the date syrup? But generally, you just dry them longer. Longer is much better than hotter, since enzymes die above 116 degrees.

  20. Robyn,

    Thank you for what you do. I have several food sensitivities—-gluten, dairy, corn, and soy. I am committed to learn new things to prepare and eat, instead of working so hard to dodge what does not agree with me. The chocolate almonds sound good. I want to make a snack bar to carry with me.


  21. I couldn’t find date syrup and tried the agave. Same problem, sticky. Dried at 105 for 36 hours… they’re finally just tacky.

    BUT then I found a recipe to make the date syrup. It was so easy. And the almonds are DELICIOUS. Here’s the recipe:

    Date Syrup- makes about 12 tablespoons or 3/4 cup

    1 cup pitted Medjool dates (about .5 pound)

    1 cup water

    1 teaspoon vanilla extract

    1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

    In a medium saucepan, bring water and dates to a boil. Reduce heat to low. Cover and simmer for 15 minutes. Add vanilla and simmer for an additional 5 minutes.

    Allow mixture to cool to room temperature. Place mixture in a blender with the cinnamon. Pulse until smooth and completely blended.

    Store in a sealed container in your refrigerator. Warm the syrup before using.


  22. Obrigado pelo que você faz. Eu tenho várias sensibilidades do alimento – o glúten, leite, milho, soja e. Estou empenhado em aprender coisas novas para preparar e comer, em vez de trabalhar tão duro para evitar o que não concorda comigo. As amêndoas de chocolate bom som. Eu quero fazer um snack-bar para levar comigo.

  23. sounds soooooo yummy! but I don’t have a dehydrator. can you put them in the oven at under 116 degrees & dry them out that way? would take a long time, I guess, but just wondering??

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