Healthy Candied Almonds | GreenSmoothieGirl
For those of us with a sweet tooth, these Healthy Candied Almonds are absolutely perfect for keeping cravings under control. Whenever I’m in the mood for a sweet treat, I just pop a handful of these treats in my mouth, and I’m satisfied within minutes!
For a sweet snack and delicious variation on sprouted, dehydrated almonds, these yummy and healthy nuts are perfect to have on hand for the whole family!
- 8 cups raw almonds (or pecans) soaked and dehydrated at 105 F approx. 6 hours
- 2/3 cup chopped dates soaked and drained
- 1 1/2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
- 1/3 cup water
- 1/2 cup maple syrup
- 1/2 tsp. sea salt
- 1 tsp. butter, butterscotch, or rum flavor
Blend all ingredients except almonds in a high-powered blender until smooth.
Pour into a bowl and fold nuts, stirring to coat.
Let nuts sit for 20 minutes to absorb the liquid, then stir again.
Spread the nuts on Teflex sheets in a dehydrator. Dry at 105 F for about 16 hours.
Place the nuts on mesh sheets and dry again until crunchy (about 10 hours).
One of my favorite parts of this delicious treat is the crunch. Of course almonds are naturally crunchy, but dehydrating them makes them extra crunchy. And it’s that extra crunch that really puts it over the top!
According to this website, almonds have a plethora of health benefits. Almonds have an abundance of nutrients and antioxidants. The magnesium in almonds have control over both blood sugar and blood pressure. Almonds also lower and inhibit cholesterol. And of course, almonds lower hunger and are linked to weight loss. So don’t worry about health issues when you’re munching on these Healthy Candied Almonds!
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