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Chocolate Chai Roasted Almonds

Chocolate Chai Roasted Almonds are made with cocoa, cinnamon, cardamom, ginger, clove, black pepper, and pure maple syrup, then roasted to crunchy perfection for a healthy snack!

top down view of roasted almonds glazed with a chocolate chai glaze in a small bow.

Inspired by my Chocolate Chai Popcorn, I decided to make a batch of Chocolate Chai Roasted Almonds!

Roasted almonds glazed with cinnamon, cardamom, ginger, clove, and black pepper spice are lightly wrapped in cocoa. It’s a fun and delicious flavor!

Did you know? Almonds are an alkalizing nut, and eating just 9 almonds a day will provide you with all the vitamin E you need for the day. They’re also a great source of magnesium, potassium, copper, and fiber.

A handful of these roasted almonds will provide you with all your vitamin E for the day. They make for quite an addicting but healthy little snack, and I’m happy to share them with you today!

top down view of ingredients used to make chocolate chai roasted almonds recipe.

Ingredients You’ll Need

This recipe calls for tossing almonds with a chai-spiced maple syrup mixture before roasting them to perfection, creating a flavorful and healthy roasted nut that is perfect for snacking.

Here is everything you’ll need:

  • Raw almonds
  • Pure maple syrup – Can sub with coconut nectar or agave.
  • Vanilla extract
  • Cocoa powder – You can also use cacao powder.
  • Chai spices – Include Cinnamon, cardamom, ginger, cloves, and black pepper.
  • Mineral salt
side angle view showing the process of mixing almonds with chocolate chai glaze in a glass mixing bowl.

How To Make Roasted Almonds

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Add the maple syrup, spices, and almonds to the bottom of a mixing bowl and mix well to coat.
top down view of chocolate chai coated almonds on a rimmed baking sheet before putting in the oven.
  • Spread coated almonds in a single layer on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  • Place in the oven and bake for 15 minutes, stirring once halfway through baking.
side angle view of freshly roasted almonds with chocolate chai glaze.
  • Remove from oven, let cool and harden.

And that’s it, so easy and ready in about 20 minutes!

How To Store Roasted Almonds

Roasted almonds will stay fresh in an airtight container for up to 1 month.

Serving Suggestions

These chocolate chai roasted almonds travel well and can be taken with you for the day in a small container or baggie. They even make great gift ideas for special holidays or just because. Share the goodness, share the love!

side angle view of roasted almonds glazed with a chocolate chai glaze in a small bow.

More Healthy Snack Recipes!

If you try this roasted almond recipe, please let me know! Leave a comment and rate it below. I love to hear what you think, or any changes you make.



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With flavors of cinnamon, cardamom, ginger, clove and black pepper spice all lightly wrapped with a hint of cocoa, these roasted almonds make a great snack any day, all day!

  • Author: Julie | The Simple Veganista
  • Prep Time: 5 min
  • Cook Time: 20 min
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 12, 1/4 cup servings 1x
  • Category: Snack
  • Cuisine: Vegan


  • 3 cups raw almonds
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract, optional
  • 1 heaping teaspoon cocoa powder
  • 1 heaping teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 heaping teaspoon cardamom
  • 1 heaping teaspoon ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon cloves
  • 1/41/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • generous pinch of mineral salt


Preheat oven to 350.

Mix: In a large mixing bowl, add almonds, maple syrup, vanilla and spices, mix well to coat. On a large baking sheet lined with parchment paper or lightly oiled, spread almonds in a single layer, it’s ok if they’re touching each other, add a sprinkle of salt over top.

Roast: Bake on center rake of the oven for 15 minutes, shuffling the almonds around once after 10 minutes. Remove from oven, sprinkle with mineral salt and let cool to harden. They may clump together a bit while cooling but will easily come apart.

Store in airtight container for up to a month.

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  1. Jenny Leiser says:

    Are these sticky after they are roasted? Silly question I know but I have 4 cats . . .

    1. julie@thesimpleveganista says:

      No, they harden once completely cooled. I have furry animals to, so I understand why you might ask! lol :)

  2. These are delicious and easy.Great recipe, thanks.

  3. These look delicious! I love anything with maple syrup and cardamom.

  4. Lindsey Lou says:

    This recipe is really exciting! I love the chai flavor and I LOVE cocoa roasted almonds. OF COURSE this combo would be exceptional. Thank you so much for posting! I am absolutely saving this for later.

    1. julie@thesimpleveganista says:

      Sounds like it will be perfect for you! I know you'll love it! Cheers :)

    2. Lindsey Lou says:

      Julie, I finally made these today. Excellent, as expected. Thank you again!

  5. Annie Lindsay says:

    These look incredible. I could never eat only nine! But what a good way to satisfy a chocolate craving without going too crazy!

    1. julie@thesimpleveganista says:

      Agreed! :)

  6. What a great idea, definitely going to try that one!

    1. julie@thesimpleveganista says:


  7. This looks fabulous! I'm afraid I wouldn't be able to leave it at just 9 almonds, though ;) This looks like a wonderful topping for porridge or granola, or even yogurt. It's raining just now in Scotland so I'm totally craving sweety and chocolatey things. Thanks for the great recipe xoxo

    1. julie@thesimpleveganista says:

      I'm the same, nine is never enough! :)

  8. Yum! These look perfect! What a great recipe.

    1. julie@thesimpleveganista says:

      Thank you!

  9. Love the recipe inspiration–everything sounds great! And these almonds sound delicious, love the chocolate + chai flavors. :)

    1. julie@thesimpleveganista says:

      Thank you June!

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