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Homemade Chocolate Almond Clusters

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These homemade chocolate almond clusters are perfect for any occasion and make a great gift. They can be enjoyed as an after-dinner treat or as a sweet snack throughout the day. The combination of crunchy almonds and creamy chocolate is sure to please even the most discerning palate. The best part is that they are easy to make with just a few simple ingredients. 

Bowl of almond clusters.

What you’ll love about this recipe:


  • This delicious chocolate treat makes a great edible gift for the chocolate lover in your life.
  • Taste: With a delicious combination of crunchy almonds and creamy chocolate, these homemade chocolate almond clusters have a unique texture that will satisfy any sweet tooth.
  • Texture: The mix of chewy and crunchy textures makes this treat irresistible.
  • Ease of Preparation: These chocolate almond clusters are simple to make in no time at all! Plus, they store well, so you can enjoy them for days to come.
  • These homemade chocolate almond clusters will be the hit of any party or gathering – everyone will love their taste, texture, and ease of preparation!

Whether as an after-dinner treat or as a snack to enjoy all day, these clusters will be sure to delight you.

Ingredients

  • 1 Bag Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips (12 ounces)
  • 2 ⅓ Cups Unsalted Roasted Almonds
  • Coarse Sea Salt
Ingredients to make chocolate coverd almond clusters.

Supplies Needed

  • Parchment Paper
  • Large Baking Sheet or Flat Surface
  • 1-Inch Cookie Scoop
  • Medium Mixing Bowl

Directions

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Add the chocolate chips to a medium-sized microwave-safe bowl and microwave for 2 minutes in 30-second increments, stopping to stir. Microwave until the mixture is smooth and creamy.

Add the almonds to the mixing bowl and fold them in until they’re fully coated.

Stirring almonds into melted chocolate.
Spooning chocolate covered almonds onto parchment paper.

Using a 1-inch cookie scoop, fill the scoop and place on the prepared sheet. Repeat until all the mixture has been used.

Sprinkling sea salt on top of chocolate almond clusters.

Immediately sprinkle each cluster with sea salt.

Almond clusters on parchment paper cooling.

Place in the fridge for 20 minutes or until set. 

Tips & Tricks

  • For a more decadent treat, use dark chocolate morsels in place of semi-sweet chocolate chips. You can even use almond bark or white chocolate.
  • If you don’t have coarse salt, you can use flaky sea salt.
  • If you have raw almonds, toast them before using in this recipe.
  • These will keep in an airtight container in a cool area for about a week. They will keep in the fridge for a month, in an airtight container. They will keep up to 2-3 months when stored in an airtight container in the freezer.
  • Wrap them in festive packages with ribbons or place them in decorative boxes and tie with tags for a sweet present. You can also make these for parties to serve as a dessert or as an edible favor for your guests.
  • For a special touch, add different types of nuts such as walnuts, pecans, or cashews to the mix. You can also add dried fruit, like cranberries and cherries, to the clusters for an extra special touch.
Hand holidng an almond cluster.
Bowl of almond clusters.

Chocolate Almond Clusters

Make these easy and classic Sea Salt Chocolate Almond Clusters anytime you need a chocolate fix. It only takes three basic items and a few minutes to prepare this decadent treat. 
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 7 minutes
Cook Time: 2 minutes
Chill Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 29 minutes
Servings: 12
Calories: 325kcal

Equipment

  • Parchment paper
  • Large Baking Sheet or Flat Surface
  • 1-Inch Cookie Scoop
  • Medium Mixing Bowl

Ingredients

  • 12 ounces Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
  • 2 ⅓ Cups Unsalted Roasted Almonds
  • Coarse Sea Salt

Instructions

  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Add the chocolate chips to a medium size microwave-safe bowl and microwave for 2 minutes in 30-second increments, stopping to stir. Microwave until the mixture is smooth and creamy.
  • Add the almonds to the mixing bowl and fold them in until they’re fully coated.
  • Using a 1-inch cookie scoop, fill the scoop and place on the prepared sheet. Repeat until all the mixture has been used.
  • Immediately sprinkle each cluster with sea salt.
  • Place in the fridge for 20 minutes or until set.

Notes

For a more decadent treat, use dark chocolate morsels in place of semi-sweet chocolate chips. You can even use almond bark or white chocolate.
If you don’t have coarse salt, you can use flaky sea salt.
If you have raw almonds, toast them before using in this recipe.
These will keep in an airtight container in a cool area for about a week. They will keep in the fridge for a month, in an airtight container. They will keep up to 2-3 months when stored in an airtight container in the freezer.
Wrap them in festive packages with ribbons or place them in decorative boxes and tie with tags for a sweet present. You can also make these for parties to serve as a dessert or as an edible favor for your guests.
For a special touch, add different types of nuts such as walnuts, pecans, or cashews to the mix. You can also add dried fruit, like cranberries and cherries, to the clusters for an extra special touch.

Nutrition

Serving: 1 | Calories: 325kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 12g | Trans Fat: 0.03g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 3mg | Potassium: 365mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 14IU | Calcium: 92mg | Iron: 3mg
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