Rich, volcanic soils in Sumatra produce over 100,000 tons of cacao each year, and Cacao farmers here use ants to control pest insects by patrolling the trees and removing any other insects they find on the pods making Cacao from Sumatra a healthy and sustainable source for the tasty stuff. Here is my favorite recipe using raw Sumatran Cacao.
You will need 5 minutes…
First: Sift together cocoa powder, cinnamon, and salt in a medium bowl. Set aside.
Second: Measure the almonds and place in a medium bowl. Set aside.
Third: Combine the honey and vanilla extract in a small saucepan and place over low heat. As the honey is heated, it becomes more “liquid”, and will be easier to coat the almonds with.
Fourth: Remove the honey mixture from the heat and pour over the almonds. Quickly stir together to combine.
Finally: Quickly combine the honey coated almonds with the cocoa powder mixture and toss gently together until the almonds are dusted with cocoa.