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Spicy Espresso Dark Chocolate Almonds

Sweet and spicy espresso dark chocolate almonds are an irresistible munchie to serve during fall and winter entertaining.

Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 40 minutes
Servings 16 1-oz. servings
Calories 176 kcal
Author Books n' Cooks


  • 1 egg white
  • 1/4 c. granulated sugar
  • 2 Tbs. ground instant espresso or strong coffee (I like Starbucks Via)
  • 1/2 tsp. cayenne
  • 1 lb. whole raw almonds
  • 1/4 c. cocoa powder


  1. Preheat oven to 250F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.

  2. Whisk together egg white and sugar until combined. Whisk in espresso and cayenne. Stir in almonds until evenly coated. Arrange in a single layer on prepared baking sheet.

  3. Bake for 1 hour. Flip almonds and return to the oven for another 30 minutes.

  4. Remove from oven and allow to cool. Toss in cocoa powder.

  5. Store in an airtight container. (Mine kept for a month.)

Recipe Notes

This recipe makes 1 lb. of nuts.