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Cocoa Covered Mixed Nuts

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Mixed nuts are a great cholestrol lowering snack, and filling as well. I am trying to come up with new snacks for not only Paul and I, but for the kids as well. I have had store bought cocoa covered nuts before, but there are some crazy additives and fake sugars in them. Since we try not to eat a lot of fake ingredients, I figured today was a good day to experiment.

These turned out really well. Hope you enjoy them too!

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Cocoa Covered Nuts

1 1/2 cup mixed almonds, walnuts and/or pecans
2 tbsp cocoa powder
1/2 tsp kosher salt
1 tbsp olive oil
1 – 2 tsp sugar

Preheat oven to 350°F. Mix nuts and bake on a parchment covered baking sheet for 10 minutes to toast.

Mix cocoa, salt and sugar. When nuts are done, transfer them to a clean bowl and pour the olive oil over them. Then mix in the cocoa powder mixture and stir. Put back on the baking sheet for bake another 5 – 10 minutes. You can sprinkle more sugar over the top if you want it a little sweeter.

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