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Honey Sesame Almonds

Honey Sesame Almonds | A Couple Cooks

Honey Sesame Almonds | A Couple CooksHoney Sesame Almonds | A Couple Cooks

Are you a snacker? I am more than I’d like to be. Try as I might, at times my motivation for snacking is because I’m bored, aimless, stressed, tired, or just on auto-pilot. But as I aim to be more intentional and mindful in my eating habits, I’m working toward snacking because I’m hungry.

Luckily, once we made the change to eating mostly natural foods, our snacks have become quite healthy (as long as we don’t overdo it on portion size). This week’s crispy chickpeas and honey sesame almonds are both snacks that are full of nutrients and tasty enough to satisfy. We shared these almonds at a party and they were gobbled up in no time.

Here are a few more of our favorite natural and healthy snacks — especially useful for the upcoming Superbowl if you’re a football fan!

Spiced Crispy Chickpeas

Buffalo Cauliflower with Blue Cheese Dip

Roasted Delicata Squash Fries with Buffalo Sauce

Loaded Sweet Potato Rounds (our favorite!)

Baked Butternut Squash Chips

Chipotle Kale Chips

Kale Pesto Bean Dip

Greek Yogurt “Ranch” Vegetable Dip

Roasted Tomato Almond Dip (another party favorite)

Honey Sesame Almonds
 
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Makes: 2 cups
What You Need
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 cups roasted unsalted almonds
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • Scant ½ teaspoon cayenne
  • ¼ cup sesame seeds
What To Do
  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. Place 2 tablespoons honey in a small, microwave-safe bowl or measuring cup and microwave for 15 seconds.In a large bowl, mix the honey with the remainder of the ingredients.
  3. Place the mixture on a parchment covered baking sheet and roast for 10 minutes. Allow to cool fully, then gently break apart the almonds. Store in an airtight container.
 

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  1. Kathryn

    I’m a total snacker – there’s that moment when I get home from work when I’m ravenous and can’t wait for dinner which is my absolute downfall. Love the idea of having some nutritious options on hand rather than reach for whatever is in the fridge!

  2. Laura

    If I have raw almonds, should I roast them first to get “roasted almonds” or just once with the rest of the ingredients?

    1. Alex

      Hi! I don’t think you’d get the same crunch if you used raw almonds, so roasting them first probably makes since. However, it never hurts to experiment!

      :)

  3. Marianne Leitereg

    I had great success the first time that I made this recipe, but the next 2 times the almonds never got totally crispy when they cooled…more sticky than anything. Would you advise cooking longer?

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