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Honey Sesame Almonds

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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
Serves: 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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  • Reply
    January 22, 2014 at 1:36 am

    We have snack like this down under but they normally come from the middle eastern grocer. They look totally addictive and the possibles for them in muffins and granola is endless!

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    Sarah Toasty
    January 22, 2014 at 4:39 am

    wow, what a cool snack! i keep a bunch of unsalted nuts in my freezer, will have to try this!

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      January 22, 2014 at 3:59 pm

      Let us know if you make it!

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    January 22, 2014 at 5:57 am

    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!

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    Katrina @ WVS
    January 22, 2014 at 8:32 am

    This sounds like a positively perfect snack! I love it!

    • Reply
      January 22, 2014 at 3:58 pm

      Thanks Katrina!

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    Sherri@ The Well Floured Kitchen
    January 22, 2014 at 3:56 pm

    Yum! Just made these. I have one kid who refuses to eat almonds, but ate these up! Thanks :)

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      January 22, 2014 at 3:58 pm

      No way! That’s great :)

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    January 22, 2014 at 9:37 pm

    What a great combination!

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    January 22, 2014 at 10:23 pm

    Love this idea to spice up the basic almond!

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    Amy @ Parsley In My Teeth
    January 23, 2014 at 10:18 am

    A healthy, tasty snack that can be made in 10 minutes? I’m in!

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    January 29, 2014 at 8:20 pm

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

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      January 30, 2014 at 9:07 am

      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!


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    Gail {A Healthy Hunger}
    February 1, 2014 at 8:59 am

    Sweet, salty, spicy, crunchy???? Perfection! Gorgeous photos to go with a delicious recipe. Thanks!

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    Sini | my blue&white kitchen
    February 4, 2014 at 9:43 am

    Wow, this is such a great recipe! Love the combination of almonds and sesame. Can’t wait to make a big batch of these.

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    February 24, 2014 at 11:34 am

    After they have cooled, how long will they last in an airtight container?

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      February 25, 2014 at 9:57 pm

      I’d say at least a week. They haven’t lasted that long around here though…

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    April 2, 2014 at 11:42 am

    This just sounds and looks absolutely delicious!
    Love Anna
    – anna-mad.blogspot.dk

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    Marianne Leitereg
    April 28, 2014 at 7:24 pm

    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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    February 11, 2016 at 1:16 am

    Mine were sticky too… How do I get them dry to the touch without over drying it or burning the nuts?

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