Chocolate Covered Almonds

Indulge in the rich, nutty flavors of homemade chocolate covered almonds. These crunchy, chocolatey treats are perfect for snacking, gifting, or adding a touch of sweetness to your day. With just a few simple ingredients, you can create a delightful and satisfying snack that everyone will love.

Why You’ll Love This Chocolate Covered Almonds

  • Easy to Make: Simple ingredients and minimal steps.
  • Versatile: Perfect for snacking, gifting, or adding to dessert platters.
  • Delicious: Combines the rich taste of chocolate with the crunch of almonds.

Ingredients You’ll Need

  • 2 cups raw almonds
  • 2 cups dark chocolate chips or chunks
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt (optional, for garnish)

Instructions

  1. Prepare Almonds: Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Spread the almonds on a baking sheet and roast for 10-12 minutes until they are fragrant and lightly browned. Let them cool completely.
  2. Melt Chocolate: In a microwave-safe bowl, combine the chocolate chips and coconut oil. Microwave in 30-second intervals, stirring in between, until the chocolate is fully melted and smooth.
  3. Coat Almonds: Add the cooled almonds to the melted chocolate and stir until all almonds are evenly coated.
  4. Set Chocolate: Using a fork, transfer the chocolate-covered almonds onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, spreading them out so they don’t stick together. Sprinkle with sea salt if desired.
  5. Chill: Place the baking sheet in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes, or until the chocolate is completely set.
  6. Store: Once set, transfer the almonds to an airtight container. Store in a cool, dry place or in the refrigerator.

Serving Suggestions

  • Gift Idea: Package in decorative bags or jars for a homemade gift.
  • Snack: Enjoy as a standalone snack or mix with other nuts and dried fruits for a custom trail mix.
  • Dessert Topping: Sprinkle on ice cream or yogurt for added crunch and flavor.

How to Store Chocolate Covered Almonds

  • Store chocolate covered almonds in an airtight container in a cool, dry place for up to two weeks.
  • For longer storage, keep them in the refrigerator for up to a month.

Additional Tips

  • Substitutions: Use milk or white chocolate if preferred.
  • Flavor Variations: Add a pinch of cinnamon or cayenne pepper to the melted chocolate for a spicy twist.
  • Troubleshooting: If the chocolate seizes, add a teaspoon of coconut oil and stir until smooth again.

Chocolate Covered Almonds

Recipe by Rose HernandezCourse: SnacksCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy
Servings

8

servings
Prep time

10

minutes
Cooking time

12

minutes
Calories

220

kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 cups raw almonds

  • 2 cups dark chocolate chips or chunks

  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil

  • 1 teaspoon sea salt (optional)

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Spread almonds on a baking sheet and roast for 10-12 minutes. Cool completely.
  • Melt chocolate chips and coconut oil in a microwave-safe bowl, stirring every 30 seconds until smooth.
  • Stir almonds into melted chocolate, coating evenly.
  • Transfer almonds to a parchment-lined baking sheet. Sprinkle with sea salt if desired.
  • Chill in the refrigerator for 30 minutes until chocolate is set.
  • Store in an airtight container.

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