Make these crunchy sweet treats with only 3 ingredients- chocolate almond clusters. Get the kids excited about learning kitchen skills by making this fun gluten free treat together. These are delicious holiday treat, snack and a perfect gift.
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These little sweet treats are great to have around for unexpected cravings. This snack is a fantastic option for a kid's snack box or after-school treat, especially when paired with hot chocolate for extra indulgence, plain milk, or turmeric milk.
These chocolate almond clusters are perfect for keeping kids away from junk food or sugary snacks. It's a perfect holiday snack and an ideal homemade gift option for festivals.
It takes only a few minutes to make this chocolate almond clusters recipe. The most time-consuming part is the time clusters take to set. My kids couldn't resist their temptation, so they saved some and gobbled a few wet chocolate coated almonds while waiting for it to set!
Why will you love almond clusters recipe?
Made with just 3 ingredients
No cooking or baking involved
Fun and easy recipe to make with kids
- Almonds: We have used raw almonds
- Chocolate: Although we used dark chocolate bars, any cooking chocolate will do.
- Salt: I've used sea salt for added flavour and taste.
How to make dark chocolate almond clusters?
Take the dark chocolate and break it into pieces. Put the chunks into a microwave safe bowl.
Place the bowl in the microwave and heat it on high for 1 minute, stopping every 20 seconds to check.
Stir the chocolate every 20 seconds with a spoon.
Combine almonds with melted chocolate sauce and stir until they are coated.
On a large baking sheet lined with aluminium foil or parchment paper or greaseproof paper, place a spoonful of chocolate covered almonds.
Repeat the process with the remaining mixture. Make sure to leave enough space between each spoonful on a lined baking sheet to prevent sticking.
Sprinkle sea salt over the almond clusters.
Keep the baking sheet in the fridge for at least 15-30 minutes until the chocolate coating becomes firm.
Easy and tasty chocolate covered almond clusters are ready to enjoy!
Substitutions and Variations
Almonds: Swap out raw almonds for whole roasted almonds to enhance the crunchy and nutty taste.
Chocolate: While dark chocolate was used, milk chocolate bars, sweet chocolate chips, or any sweet chocolate will work.
Nut butter: Adding peanut butter to the nut clusters is a great way to include protein and enhance the taste.
Vegan: Ensure to use vegan chocolate for a vegan version.
Nuts: You can substitute peanuts or cashews for almonds in this recipe for dark chocolate almond clusters to switch the taste.
Fridge: You can preserve the freshness of this 3 ingredient chocolate almond treat by keeping it in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week.
Tips and Tricks
Thickness: If your melted chocolate is too thick, add a teaspoon of coconut oil and stir until it's thinner.
Time: The time needed to melt chocolate in the microwave could vary depending on the microwave's type and settings.
Put chocolate in a heat-resistant bowl. Bring a pot with 1 inch of water to a boil on the stovetop. When the water begins to boil, lower the heat and put the bowl of chocolate on top. Keep stirring until the chocolate completely melts and becomes smooth.
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Chocolate Almond Clusters
- Take the dark chocolate and break it into pieces. Put the chunks into a microwave safe bowl.100 gms Dark chocolate bar
- Place the bowl in the microwave and heat it on high for 1 minute, stopping every 20 seconds to check.
- Stir the chocolate every 20 seconds with a spoon.
- Combine almonds with melted chocolate sauce and stir until they are coated.75 gms Raw almonds
- On a large baking sheet lined with aluminium foil or parchment paper or greaseproof paper, place a spoonful of chocolate coated almonds.
- Repeat the process with the remaining mixture. Make sure to leave enough space between each spoonful on a lined baking sheet to prevent sticking.
- Sprinkle sea salt over the almond clusters.Coarse salt
- Keep the baking sheet in the fridge for at least 15-30 minutes until the chocolate coating becomes firm.
- Easy and tasty chocolate covered almond clusters are ready to enjoy!
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