Salted Chocolate Almond Clusters

12.23.2016

Salted Chocolate Almond Clusters are the perfect last minute treat! Though I’ve made what seems like hundreds of desserts this month I’m never tired of chocolate! I’ve actually made two batches of these this month and I just break off a few pieces of almonds from the clusters throughout the day, they’re kind of a dangerous thing. Buuut they’re made up of about 50% almonds so that makes them half healthy right?

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Chocolate Almond Clusters

I know these aren’t really healthy but that’s beyond the point right now. They are just so worth every calorie and they are one of the tastiest, easiest, quickest treats you’ll ever make!

Just three simple ingredients is all it takes:

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  • Unsalted whole almonds
  • Chocolate
  • Sea Salt

Of course you don’t really need a recipe for this but sometimes it’s nice to know what ratios work. I found I liked the ratio of 1 cups almonds per 5 oz. of chocolate, and I like the dark chocolate and milk chocolate almond combo so I did a batch of each.

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Perfect Lazy Holiday Treat!

If you don’t like to bake then these are the treat you should definitely make for those Christmas and New Years parties coming right up.

They’re are a win all around – they’re easy breezy to make and ready to eat in no time, anyone could make them and everyone will love them!

It’s a no brainer, they’re chocolate. All I want for Christmas is a big big box chuck full of these to get me through the year :). Wouldn’t that be dreamy?

MERRY CHRISTMAS everyone!! I hope you all have such a fun, relaxing, happy weekend!

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Salted Chocolate Almond Clusters

The easiest treat you'll ever make! Just melt chocolate, toss with almonds and sprinkle with salt. Perfect for gifting or a midday treat. No one can resist these delicious nutty chocolate mounds!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Almonds, Chocolate
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 18 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 208 kcal
Author: Jaclyn

Ingredients

  • 1 cups raw almonds
  • 5 oz. milk chocolate or dark chocolate, chopped*
  • Coarse of flaked sea salt

Instructions

  1. Melt chocolate: Place chocolate in a medium microwave safe bowl (large enough to mix in almonds as well later on). Melt in microwave in 20 second intervals on 50% power and stir well between intervals until melted and smooth. 

  2. Toss with almonds: Add almonds and stir with a spatula until evenly coated. 

  3. Drop into small mounds and dust with salt: Drop by the spoonful (about 2 Tbsp each) onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper then sprinkle lightly with sea salt. 

  4. Let solidify: Let set at room temperature or transfer to refrigerator to set quicker. Store in an airtight container at room temperature.

Recipe Notes

*I used Cadbury milk chocolate and Ghirardelli semi-sweet chocolate. Any good quality brand will work great here.

Nutrition Facts
Salted Chocolate Almond Clusters
Amount Per Serving
Calories 208 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16g 25%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Sodium 90mg 4%
Potassium 252mg 7%
Total Carbohydrates 12g 4%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 4g
Protein 4g 8%
Vitamin A 0.1%
Calcium 6%
Iron 15.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

8 comments

  • Gail Parrish: I will be making these to go with our New Year’s Dinner. I’m going to do dark chocolate.
    Thank you for the recipe. December 29, 2016 at 8:15pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I hope you love them Gail! December 29, 2016 at 9:24pm Reply

  • Stephanie @ Velez Delights: Looks delicious!!! Happy Holidays :) December 27, 2016 at 10:58am Reply

  • Alexandra Brosens-Doy: These sound actually incredible… and so easy too! I’m bookmarking them right now xx

    http://www.diaryofanexpatgirl.com December 26, 2016 at 11:30am Reply

  • Kayle (The Cooking Actress): I love how simple yet delectable these look-and that you did a mix of milk and dark chocolate! I’d be alllll over the dark choc ones! December 26, 2016 at 8:49am Reply

  • Paige: These clusters look and sound amazing! Anything with sea salt is totally my jam!

    Paige
    http://thehappyflammily.com December 25, 2016 at 9:45pm Reply

  • Sara @ Last Night’s Feast: These look delicious! Thanks for sharing! Merry Christmas =) December 24, 2016 at 11:42am Reply

    • Jaclyn: Merry Christmas to you Sara! December 24, 2016 at 1:43pm Reply

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