Chocolate and Cinnamon Sugar Almonds

Recipe by momaphet
READY IN: 2hrs
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 8
    ounces whole almonds
  • 12
    cup sugar
  • 2
    tablespoons sugar
  • 2
    tablespoons water
  • 12 - 34
    teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 12
    lb semisweet chocolate, chopped, bittersweet is good too
  • 6
    tablespoons Dutch-processed cocoa powder, maybe more

DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place almonds in a single layer on a rimmed baking sheet and toast until fragrant, about 10 minutes, shaking the pan halfway through. Line a rimmed baking sheets with parchment paper and place a cooling rack on top; set aside.
  • In a medium saucepan, combine the sugar, water, toasted almonds, and cinnamon. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring constantly, until sugar becomes golden, then starts to crystallize, and almonds are completely coated, about 8 minutes. (As the sugar cooks it seems really dry and you think it can't be right, keep stirring) Pour the almond mixture onto the parchment-lined baking sheet. Transfer to the freezer or refrigerator to chill for 15 minutes - or just let cool.
  • Place the chocolate in a heatproof bowl and set over a pan of simmering water. Stir until melted. Add the chilled almond mixture, stirring until nuts are thoroughly coated. Spoon onto cooling rack-lined baking sheet. Separate almonds with a fork. Place baking sheets in refrigerator until chocolate is set, 3 to 4 minutes.
  • Place cocoa powder in a large bowl and add the almond mixture. Toss to coat, shaking off excess cocoa powder. Store in an airtight container for up to 1 month.