This is such a "good for you snack". First off cocoa is a huge antioxidant, secondly walnuts are heart healthy and loaded with good fats. In addition to heart healthy ingredients, walnuts also contain a wealth of other nutrients, including vitamin E, the B vitamins, fiber, and several minerals. Many of the studies performed suggest that you only need to consume only a handful of walnuts a day to receive the cholesterol-lowering benefits of walnuts. The FDA agrees with this health claim so eat them up.
2 ounces walnuts, about 3/4 cup
1 egg white
1/8 teaspoon vanilla
1/8 cup Fructevia, Steviva Blend or a tiny dash of Stevia
2 teaspoons unsweetened cocoa
In a small bowl, whisk the egg white until frothy. Whisk in all but the nuts until well blended.
Add the nuts and stir to coat them with the egg white mixture.
Spread the nuts on a foil-lined baking sheet that's been sprayed with cooking spray.
Bake at 325º for 15-20 minutes until the coating has set and becomes crisp.
Cool, then break apart before eating.
Store in an airtight container at room temperature.