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Dark Chocolate Covered Almonds

Dark Chocolate Covered Almonds

You might have seen dark chocolate almonds at the store, but the store-bought ones are often full of all kinds of junk to give them that perfectly-even, glossy outside. If you’re willing to sacrifice the mass-produced uniformity and polished glossiness, you can very easily get all the flavor without any of the junk, all in your own kitchen.

This recipe calls for store-bought chocolate, which means that 100% Paleo perfection probably isn’t going to happen. Everyone has their own limit for sugar, dairy, and additives, so just go for the most junk-free brand you can find. Going as dark as you can helps a lot, and there’s an increasing number of completely dairy-free chocolates out there. If you’re not eating it every day, a little bit of sugar probably won’t do a whole lot of damage.

This is a recipe for chocolate-covered almonds, but you could very easily substitute any other nut for the almonds. Cashews? Macadamia nuts? Go for it! You could also switch up the sprinkle of salt on the outside by adding some chili powder, cinnamon, or another spice. Try multiple batches and see what your favorite combination is!

Dark Chocolate Covered Almonds Recipe

Servings SERVES: 4Preparation time PREP: 10 min.Cooking time COOK: 10 min.

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Ingredients

  • 8 oz. dark chocolate;
  • 2 cup. unsalted raw almonds;
  • Sea salt;
Almond preparation

Preparation

  1. Melt the chocolate in a double boiler over medium heat, stirring until fully melted.
  2. Stir the almonds into the chocolate, and toss until well coated.
  3. Place the chocolate covered almonds onto a parchment covered baking sheet.
  4. Sprinkle almonds with sea salt, and set aside until the chocolate is set.
  5. Store in the refrigerator until ready to eat.