Theresa's Mixed Nuts: OLOMOMO: Savor The Adventure & Chocolate Cherry Almond Chewies

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

OLOMOMO: Savor The Adventure & Chocolate Cherry Almond Chewies

*Disclosure- I received the mentioned product courtesy of the sponsor for the purpose of this review. All opinions are genuine, based on my experience with the product, and have not been influenced by promotional items.


If it hasn't been obvious around here, I like nuts. The kind you eat, but I do have a few nuts in my family tree and I kind of like them too ;) I always have some kind of nut on hand, usually almonds or cashews, because they are a great quick and healthy snack option. They are also great for putting in my morning smoothie bowl or oatmeal to give it a little extra texture, and because nuts are filling, a small handful can tide me over until my next meal when I start to get mid morning or afternoon hunger pangs.  

As much as I love nuts, I also love flavor, so when I recently heard about OLOMOMO Nut Company and saw all of their scrumptious nut favors, I was like, "Get in my belly, right now!" 

OLOMOMO

OLOMOMO

Ya'll, tell me how yummy these flavors sound to you:

Cinnamon Cayenne
Applewood Smoked
Vanilla Chai
Mango Chipotle
Cherry Vanilla
Sea Salt Vinegar
Maple Masala

OLOMOMO

So, yeah, those flavors are pretty awesome, right?! Those are what initially drew me to the brand, but what sold the deal in making OLOMOMO a household staple is their commitment to being a company with eco-friendly and ethical practices. I subscribe to the theory that simple is best when it comes to food. I don't like eating or feeding my family foods that have ingredients that I can't pronounce, and you'll only find all natural, whole food ingredients in OLOMOMO nut products. Because they roast and season the nuts in small batches with ovens or kettles, you are getting a perfect blend of flavor with each bite. Additionally, their nuts are non-GMO, Gluten Free, and Vegan and that makes my heart and tummy happy!  

OLOMOMO Nuts

You can get OLOMOMO in several different sizes: 4 ounce bags or 1.25 ounce snack packs. The bags are great for sharing with my family at home, but I like to keep the small snack sized packages in my gym bag to refuel after class and in my car for when the girls start to complain that they are hungry while we are out and about. 

OLOMOMO

While OLOMOMO is great on its own, I was inspired to incorporate them into a little baking I did earlier this week. Since my husband has all but banned unhealthy snack foods from the house while he works on his summer body, I got creative and tossed together some healthy ingredients to make a batch of these Dark Chocolate Cherry Almond Chewies.

Dark Chocolate Cherry Almond Chewies

This recipe has no flour or refined sugar, but is made with mashed banana, oats and cocoa, then rolled into crushed almonds and cacao nibs (a superfood that boosts energy and burns fat) so one can indulge their sweet tooth without sacrificing their health goals.
Yield: 15 cookies

Chocolate Chewies

 Dark Chocolate Cherry Almond Chewies

INGREDIENTS:


  • 1 large ripe banana
  • 1/3 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 3 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup Dutch-process coco powder
  • 1½ cups old fashioned rolled oats
  • ½ cup dried cherries
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons cacao nibs
  • ½ cup OLOMOMO Cherry Vanilla Almonds, finely chopped (I pulsed mine in the food processor for about 10 seconds)

INSTRUCTIONS:


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. Combine the cacao nibs and OLOMOMO Cherry Vanilla Almonds in a small bowl. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, mash the banana, peanut butter, maple syrup, and vanilla until smooth. Stir in the coco powder, oats, cherries, and salt until just moistened. 
  4. Lightly grease hands with cooking spray. Using a cookie scoop, scoop out dough and roll into a ball in the palm of your hands. Roll the chewie ball into the cacao nib/almond topping. Place the ball onto the prepared cookie sheet, then press flat with the bottom of a glass until the chewie is about ½ inch thick. 
  5. Bake in preheated oven for 12 to 15 minutes, or until bottom is slightly golden brown. Allow to cool on a wire rack. Store in an airtight container for up to 2 days. 
 

If you like nuts with a kick of flavor, head on over to the OLOMOMO website to purchase their super delicious nuts. You can find them on Amazon as well. 


WIN IT! 

One lucky Theresa's Mixed Nuts reader is going to win an OLOMOMO prize pack with an assortment of flavored nuts and other goodies. The giveaway is open to residents of the U.S. (No PO Boxes will be accepted) and ends on 4/20. Please enter on the giveaway widget below.

 

76 comments:

  1. Cherry vanilla almonds? What sorcery is this? :)
    Sounds magical and you did such amazing promo for the company, they should be thankful and give you more product :)
    Have you tried making veggie cheese with cashews? We don't have them here, but I know vegetarians make cheese from them and sunflower seeds too, you might experiment with that when you have some free time. There are recipes around the net.

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    1. They are magnificent. My favorite of the lot, though they are all very tasty.
      I have not tried making veggie cheese, but I did have some at our local vegan restaurant not too long ago and loved it. I'm going to the make your own pizza shop sometime this month (got me some free coupons) and am going to try their veggie version. If I still like it on pizza, I'm definitely going to try my hand at making my own.

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  2. Never even knew there was such a thing. I eat cashews all the time and some almonds here and there. Be interesting to taste the flavors.

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    1. The new flavors was a nice twist to the nuts. They can get boring on their own sometimes, but with OLOMOMO's flavor varieties, you've got a lot of options to keep things interesting.

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  3. I think the vanilla chai nuts would be awesome for a breakfast treat. The mango chipotle could be good too. I am slowly becoming a mango fan over here. :)

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    1. Me too on the mango. Never had one until last year and it wasn't love at first bite. I've tried it in a few more recipes since then and it's definitely growing on me now.

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  4. They all sound great, but I'd really love to try those Cherry Vanilla almonds!

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  5. I am most excited to try the Olomono Cherry Vanilla flavored almonds!

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  6. I want to try the Maple Masala Pecans.

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  7. YES! I now have a new favorite go-to snack AND a new favorite go-to recipe! Woohoo!

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  8. I want to try the applewood smoked cashews most of all, but that has more to do with the cashews than the flavor. On the almonds, I want to try the cherry vanilla variety.

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  9. Nuts that have some spice are our favorites. I bet we'd like the cinnamon cayenne almonds. Your chewies looked good!

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  10. They all sound amazing!I would love to try the Cherry Vanilla almonds! They sound so good!

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  11. My whole family has a weakness for nuts too.. and these flavours look amazing!!

    Ai @ Sakura Haruka

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  12. Yum. So many great flavor options. I like snacks with nuts to get more protein in my diet.

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  13. Toni | Boulder LocavoreApril 6, 2018 at 2:46 AM

    I need to give these a try! Looks like a perfect snack for my kids! Love that they have different flavors too!

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  14. I want to try them all. No serious I want some samples all of the flavors are innovative and looks like a tasty snack!

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  15. I have a weakness for snacks and it's good to find ones that are healthy and good for you. I think these are worth it! I love the recipe that you shared as well.

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  16. Cherry vanilla sounds so delicious

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  17. I'd like to try the Mango Chipotle Almonds....I love sweet and spicy together.

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  18. This is a great way to have fun with food. Haha. Looks like a great line of snacks

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  19. I would love to try the cherry vanilla almonds. Those are two of my favorite flavors!

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  20. I'd love to try the applewood smoked cashews. Also the Cherry Vanilla Almonds sound really delicious.

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  21. Sounds nuts to me.

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  22. I really want to try the applewood smoked cashews.

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  23. I would like to try Olomomo's Mango Chipotle Almonds

    abfantom at yahoo dot com

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  24. I would really like to try the applewood smoked cashews

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  25. I'd like to try them all. They all look delicious!

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  26. I would like to try MAPLE MASALA PECANS. I love anything maple and I like pecans, these must be amazing.

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  27. I visited their website and I would like to try the Maple Masala Pecans.

    Thanks for the chance to win!

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  28. I like any kind of cashews, so the Applewood Smoked Cashews sound amazing!

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  29. I would like to try >>OLOMOMO Sea Salt & Vinegar Oven Roasted Almonds

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  30. I'd like to try the Vanilla Chia ones first. They all look great for sure! We keep a nut jar at home instead of a cookie jar.

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  31. I would like to try The Cherry Vanilla Almonds.

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  32. Look at all those flavors! I would love to try them all..mostly Almond with salt vinegar!

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  33. I would love to try the Vanilla Chai almonds. They look fabulous!

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  35. The Cinnamon Cayenne Almonds are speaking to me

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  36. I would like to try the Maple Masala Pecans. We use to roast pecans so much but with the basics, a little salt and butter. I would love a hint of sweet and unique spices. This is a healthy line of treats; and nuts satisfy me unlike most snacks. I won't feel as hungry.

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  37. cherry vanilla almonds look great. :)

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  38. The cherry vanilla almonds sound amazing! That could possibly kill my sweet tooth so I would not crave sugar so much.

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  39. I would be most excited to try the applewood smoked cashews!

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  40. The cherry vanilla sounds really good! I love that combo of flavors.

    mia2009(at)comcast(dot)net

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  41. They have some really interesting flavors. I think that I'd really like the Chipotle Mango Almonds.

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  42. I would love to try the Applewood Smoked Cashews.

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  43. Those Maple Masala Pecans are calling to me big time!

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  44. I would like to try them all.but if I had to pick one it would be Olomono Cherry Vanilla

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  45. I would like to try the cashews Applewood smoked flavor

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  46. I love cashews, so I would like to try the applewood smoked cashews.

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  47. I'd like to try the Vanilla Chai Almonds! I'm a huge Chai fan - it sounds intriguing :)

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  48. I wouldn't mind trying the APPLEWOOD SMOKED CASHEWS they sound delish!

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  49. I love love love cashews so the applewood smoked cashews sound amazing!

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  50. I'd like the Maple Masala Pecans Rosanne

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  51. I would like to try everything! If I had to choose just one to try, it would be mango chipolte almond. :-) Thank you for delicious giveaway!

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  52. I visited the Olomomo site and they have some interesting flavor combinations for their nuts. I would love to try the Applewood Smoked Cashews first.

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  53. I would like to try the Applewood Smoked Cashews.

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  54. I would love to try the cashews and the pecans!!!

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  55. I would love to try the Applewood Smoked Cashews..They sound delicious!

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  56. I would like to try the Cherry Vanilla Almonds.

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  57. I would like to try the Maple Masala Pecans.

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  58. I would love to try the mango Chipotle, that sounds like an interesting combination

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  59. I would love to try the cherry vanilla almonds, they look delicious.

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  60. I would most like to try the Sea Salt Vinegar almonds. The Maple Marsala Pecans also sound good. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  61. I would really like to try the Applewood Smoked Cashews, sounds so good.

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  62. My whole family lives snacking on nuts because of their health benefits and yum taste! I would love to try Cherry vanilla Almonds

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  63. I'm really trying to eat more nuts because I know how healthy they are and these flavored ones look so good! I really want to try the Cherry Vanilla Almonds and the Vanilla Chai Almonds.

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  64. I would like to try the Applewood Smoked Cashews. They sound delicious.

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  65. I think I would most like to try the Applewood Smoked cashews. This flavor sounds like it would bring out the natural flavor of the cashews.

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  66. I would like to try the Applewood Smoked cashews as it sounds interesting
    and tasty.

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  67. I would like to try out the Applewood Smoked cashews as they sound very tasty!

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  68. I would like to try the Sea Salt Vinegar Almonds

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  69. Would be fun for all of us to try at our next party

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