Cocoa Dusted Hazel-Nuggets

• Use organic ingredients when possible.
• Make a big batch here – this recipe can easily be doubled or tripled.

Cocoa Dusted Hazel-Nuggets

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  • 2

    cups organic hazelnuts
• 1 tsp vanilla extract
• 2 TB unsweetened organic cocoa powder
• 1 egg white
• ¼ cup agave syrup or maple syrup
• ¼ tsp salt
• additional 2 TB sweetened cocoa powder for dusting (or 2 tsp stevia powder and 2 TB unsweetened cocoa powder)


Soak hazelnuts in warm water for one hour and peel off skins (optional). Preheat oven to 275˚F. Line a baking sheet with Silpat or parchment. Whisk together all ingredients (except additional cocoa powder for dusting) until well combined. Stir to combine hazelnuts in mixture; toss well to coat evenly. Place coated hazelnuts on lined baking sheet in a single layer. Bake for about 35-40 minutes, tossing every 10 minutes. Watch carefully towards the end so they do not burn. Take hazelnuts out of the oven; let them cool. Toss nuts in bowl with additional cocoa powder until well dusted. Store in an airtight container. Enjoy your Hazel Nuggets!


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