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Yummy Chocolate Almonds Recipe

Robyn Openshaw - Jan 24, 2010 - This Post May Contain Affiliate Links

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 an easy way to use the raw almonds from this year’s Group Buy.

Chocolate Almonds


  • 2 cups raw almonds
  • 1 tbsp liquid coconut oil
  • 2 tbsp date syrup
  • 1 tbsp raw chocolate powder (or nonalkalized unsweetened cocoa powder)
  • 1/4 tsp Original Himalayan Crystal Salt


  1. Soak your raw almonds in water overnight, then drain and allow them to air dry for an hour or two.
  2. Mix all remaining ingredients well, then stir in nuts.
  3. Spread evenly on dehydrator tray and dry until no longer wet/sticky (about 14-18 hours) below 116 degrees. Enjoy!

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Robyn Openshaw, the Green Smoothie Girl


Robyn Openshaw, MSW, is the bestselling author of The Green Smoothies Diet, 12 Steps to Whole Foods, and 2017’s #1 Amazon Bestseller and USA Today Bestseller, Vibe. Learn more about how to make the journey painless, from the nutrient-scarce Standard American Diet, to a whole-foods diet, in her free video masterclass 12 Steps to Whole Foods.

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44 thoughts on “Yummy Chocolate Almonds Recipe”

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  1. Anonymous says:


    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. Anonymous says:

    This sounds great! I have been wanting to experiment with sprouting…this sounds like a wonderplace to start.

  3. Anonymous says:

    I can’t wait to try these, they sound yummy! What could be better than chocolate, almonds and coconut oil!

  4. Anonymous says:

    Sounds delicious, Robyn!

  5. 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 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 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!

  6. Robyn Openshaw says:

    Chris, Bridget, Karen, write me your addresses at, 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.

  7. Just so you all know – you can find the date syrup online at Free shipping for orders of 3 bottles or more!


  8. 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!

  9. Anonymous says:

    how do we get you to teach at education week?

    1. Robyn Openshaw says:

      Don’t know but I’d love to!

  10. Anonymous says:

    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.

    1. Robyn Openshaw says:

      I think something stickier would be a good substitute (not maple syrup), probably agave or honey! Try it and see!

  11. Anonymous says:

    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 🙂

    1. Robyn Openshaw says:

      Use what you have! Pecans are good food.

  12. Anonymous says:

    really sounds great love the alnonds

  13. Anonymous says:

    thanks for the recipe?

    How do I purchase date syrup?



  14. Anonymous says:


    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…………

  15. Anonymous says:


    i am not sure what ‘ date syrup’ is? is it the juice that i soak my dates in? thanks

  16. Anonymous says:

    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.

  17. Does dehydrating almonds change the taste or texture of the almonds?

  18. Anonymous says:

    Sounds WONDERFUL!! Can’t wait to try it!! Bobbie Scarfe

  19. Anonymous says:

    And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good.

  20. Anonymous says:

    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??



  21. Anonymous says:


    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!

  22. Anonymous says:

    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?

  23. Anonymous says:

    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!

  24. Anonymous says:

    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

  25. Anonymous says:

    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?

  26. Anonymous says:

    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


  27. Anonymous says:

    where do I buy raw almonds

  28. Anonymous says:

    Im new to this whole thing. Where can i get good Raw Almonds in Illinois?



  29. Anonymous says:

    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?


  30. Anonymous says:

    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.

    1. Robyn Openshaw says:

      Here’s my answer, under “Robyn Recommends” on


  31. Anonymous says:

    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. 🙂

  32. Anonymous says:

    I can’t wait to try this recipe…sounds so yummy….so sad I missed out on the giveaway:-(

  33. Anonymous says:

    Where can we get the date syrup?

  34. Anonymous says:

    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. Robyn Openshaw says:

      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.

  35. Anonymous says:


    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.


  36. Anonymous says:

    Speaking of enzymes and temperature, I just read an article on the Excalibur website. They discuss the writings of Dr. Howell, conversations their employees have had with Ann Wigmore and Viktoras Kulvinskas, and their own research on heat and moisture’s effects on enzymes. There’s some interesting info there.

  37. Anonymous says:

    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.


  38. 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.

  39. Steph says:

    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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