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Learn how to make a homemade Chocolate Covered Almonds Recipe. These almonds are coated in rich dark chocolate and a sprinkle of sea salt for a sweet and salty combination. Whether you crave a quick snack or dessert, these easy-to-make chocolate almonds will satisfy your snack time with a salty twist on a chocolate treat. Enjoy and make chocolate covered almonds or peanuts at home.

Chocolate covered almonds in a silver cup.
Chocolate covered almonds in a silver cup.

Super easy to make and loved by my whole family. It is a recipe, that is done in minutes and I always prepared it whenever we crave something sweet.

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Serve with a scoop of ice cream for a sweeter experience, or pair it with a simple yogurt. You can also serve it with your breakfast smoothie bowl or a cup of cold brew coffee to boost your morning routine with rich dark chocolate almonds. They also perfect as a food gifts for your holiday gift giving as they look aesthetically pleasing.

Sugar-Free Chocolate Desserts

The chocolate dessert recipes on my blog keep growing as they become my family’s favorite. Choose your favorite chocolatey recipe and start making them in the comfort of your own home. 

Start your day with this hot chocolate mix recipe for breakfast and pair it with pancakes drizzled with chocolate syrup. Breakfast is also perfect for chaffles and chocolate chia pudding.

Try chocolate-coated snacks like our chocolate-covered strawberries and blueberries, which are easy to make. You only need an extra chocolate bar from your fridge, and you can coat any berry you crave. Our chocolate cupcakes are also best for snacks, or if you want something extra, try serving yourself a chocolate mug cake made in minutes.

Why You Will Love This Recipe

  • Flavor combination – the combination of chocolate and almonds creates a flavor explosion that is simply irresistible. Each bite is a perfect balance of sweetness and nuttiness.
  • Quick and easy – this recipe is a lifesaver when you need a fast, homemade dessert. With just a few simple steps, you’ll have a batch ready to satisfy those sweet and semi-sweet cravings.
  • All-around snack – chocolate-covered almonds are not just for solo snacking but also make fantastic party favors, gifts, or a delightful addition to your snack spread. Who can resist grabbing a handful?
Chocolate covered almonds in a silver bowl.
Chocolate covered almonds in a silver bowl.

Activated Almonds In Melted Chocolate

Coating your activated almonds in chocolate is the same as your regular almonds. However, soaked almonds taste better than the normal ones. If you do not know, activated almonds are almonds that have been soaked in water and then dehydrated. It is a process that enhances their nutritional value and makes them easier to digest.

The activated almonds are better than the normal ones as they are soft and chewy in the mouth. What more if they are covered in chocolate? You should try it sometime.

Chocolates To Use For Coating Almonds

The best chocolate for your almonds depends on your taste preferences. Whether you enjoy the deep richness of dark chocolate or the sweetness of milk chocolate, choose the one that suits your taste palate. You can make dark chocolate using excess chocolate or cocoa in your fridge.

Dark Chocolate

Dark chocolate offers a deep, intense cocoa flavor with potential fruity or floral notes, depending on the origin of the beans.

Milk Chocolate

Milk chocolate is sweeter and creamier than dark chocolate, thanks to adding milk solids. It has a milder cocoa flavor.

White Chocolate

White chocolate has a sweet, vanilla-like flavor because it has no cocoa solids. It is the sweetest of the three main chocolate types.

Chocolate Magic Shell

Chocolate magic shell is a recipe I made for many uses, especially for dessert recipes on my blog, such as ice cream popspopsicles, and berries. It is called a magic shell because it magically hardens once used in any frozen dessert. It could also be an option for coating your almonds.

Chocolate covered almonds on a plate.
Chocolate covered almonds on a plate.

How To Make Chocolate Covered Almonds Recipe

Get your ingredients ready, and let us dive into making the chocolate-covered almonds. Follow these steps to make the snack that will be gone in seconds. Make your almonds more exciting to eat using chocolate for a bittersweet experience.

If you prefer visual instructions for making this recipe, no need to worry because I have also prepared a video for you with the whole recipe process.

Kitchen Gadgets Needed:

  • Instant Pot: Use it to melt chocolate with precision.
  • Stick or Spoon: Ideal for stirring and coating almonds in chocolate.
  • Long Tweezers or Thongs: Perfect for handling individual almonds.
  • Glass Bowl: Suitable for melting chocolate and easy dipping.

Ingredients Needed:

  • Almonds: These wholesome nuts bring a delightful crunch to your chocolate-covered almonds. Packed with nutrients, almonds provide a satisfying texture and a nutty flavor that pairs perfectly with the sweetness of chocolate.
  • Sugar-Free Dark Chocolate: Sugar-free dark chocolate ensures a lower-carb option without compromising taste. 
  • Coconut Oil: Adding coconut oil to the chocolate serves a dual purpose. Firstly, it helps achieve a smooth and glossy consistency in the melted chocolate, making the coating process easier. Secondly, it brings a subtle hint of coconut flavor, enhancing the overall taste.
  • Sea Salt (optional): A pinch of sea salt can uplift the flavor profile for those who love the contrast of sweet and salty. The saltiness cuts through the richness of the chocolate, providing an irresistible balance that enhances the overall enjoyment of your chocolate-covered almonds.

*Exact measurements are listed in the recipe card below.

STEP-BY-STEP INSTRUCTIONS FOR DARK CHOCOLATE COVERED ALMONDS

First Step: Prepare Ingredients

Prepare all the ingredients needed.

Start by ensuring your high-quality almonds are dry. If they have any moisture, it can affect the chocolate coating later. Spread them out on a baking sheet and let them fully air dry.

For the chocolate, if you are using a chocolate bar, slice it into small pieces to melt quickly. You can also use dark chocolate chips if you prefer. As for the optional sea salt, you can use a flaky sea salt like mine.

Ingredients for chocolate almonds.
Ingredients for chocolate almonds.

Second Step: Melt Chocolate

Prepare your Instant Pot and melt the dark chocolate in a medium bowl with coconut oil. You can use a double boiler or microwave to melt the chocolates. Stir in between until completely melted and smooth using a stick or spoon.

Chocolate in a bowl with a wooden spoon.
Chocolate in a bowl with a wooden spoon.

Third Step: Dip The Almonds

Once the chocolate is silky and completely melted, pour the almonds into the chocolate bowl. Ensure each almond is generously covered with the chocolate to avoid uneven coating. Use a stick or spoon to dip the whole almonds in. 

After ensuring they are coated, use a sieve to get all the almonds and prevent waste of the excess chocolates. If you do not have a small sieve, you can use a fork to get the almonds individually.

Dipping almonds into melted chocolate.
Dipping almonds into melted chocolate.

Fourth Step: Spread On A Tray

Place the chocolate coated almonds in a tray with parchment paper using long tweezers or any dipping tool. Make sure to place each almond one at a time and make spaces from each piece to prevent the chocolates from sticking. And for the perfect flavor contrast, sprinkle a little sea salt over the almonds while the chocolate is still wet. It is only optional, you can leave yours unsalted if you want.

Dry for at least 30 seconds before chilling it in the refrigerator.

Two pictures of a person putting chocolate on a baking sheet.
A person putting chocolate on a baking sheet.

TIPS AND TRICKS:

  • Parchment paper – line your tray with parchment paper before spreading the chocolate-covered almonds. This not only prevents sticking but also prevents any mess to clean up.
  • Sea salt – if you want a perfect sweet-and-savory balance, sprinkle a pinch of sea salt over the almonds while the chocolate is still wet. It would enhance the flavor, and you’d like it better.
  • Experiment with flavors – try different varieties of almonds, or experiment with flavored chocolates like mint or orange-infused dark chocolate. You might discover a new favorite combination.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

Is It Possible To Make Chocolate Nut Clusters Using Almonds?

Making chocolate nut clusters with almonds is possible and a better way to enjoy the combination of crunchy nuts and smooth melted chocolate. You can make clusters coated in chocolate for sharing. It is also a good snack idea for kids as they look delicious and exciting. You can add other nuts like cashews, pistachios, or walnuts.

Can I Use Roasted Almonds?

Yes. Absolutely! You can use roasted nuts to make chocolate-covered almonds. In fact, it can even add an extra layer of flavor to this snack recipe since roasted almonds bring a nuttier and slightly toasted taste to the combination of chocolate and almonds. If you want to try a different take on your regular almonds, you should try this.

A bowl of chocolate covered almonds next to a jar of salt.
A bowl of chocolate covered almonds next to a jar of salt.

How Do I Store Chocolate-Covered Almonds?

If you plan to consume the chocolate-coated almonds within a week or two, store the chocolate almonds in a cool, dry place at room temperature. For more extended storage, especially in warmer climates, refrigeration is recommended. You can also place your almonds in an airtight container to avoid moisture.

Can I Freeze Chocolate Almonds?

Freezing chocolate-coated almonds is helpful if you have made a double batch and want to enjoy them over an extended period. Unlike chocolate-covered blueberries, it can be a convenient way to extend their shelf life.

More Chocolatey Recipes

If you have enjoyed learning this recipe, we still have more chocolate recipes here that you can do at home. Try our chocolate chaffle cake and exceptional chocolate roulade that are perfect for breakfast, holidays and any occasion. If you are craving brownies, our chocolate fudge and spicy chocolate brownies will satisfy your sweet tooth with its decadent flavor. Serve your family a set of chocolate sheet cakes, which are healthy and easy to make.

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Yield: 6

Chocolate Covered Almonds Recipe

A plate of chocolate covered almonds on a black plate.

Learn how to make a homemade Chocolate Covered Almonds Recipe. These almonds are coated in rich dark chocolate and a sprinkle of sea salt for a sweet and salty combination. Whether you crave a quick snack or dessert, these easy-to-make chocolate almonds will satisfy your snack time with a salty twist on a chocolate treat. Enjoy and make chocolate covered almonds or peanuts at home.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Additional Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 10 minutes

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Prepare all the ingredients needed. Start by ensuring your high-quality almonds are dry. If they have any moisture, it can affect the chocolate coating later. Spread them out on a baking sheet and let them fully air dry.
  2. Prepare your Instant Pot and melt the dark chocolate in a medium bowl with coconut oil. You can use a double boiler or microwave to melt the chocolates. Stir in between until completely melted and smooth using a stick or spoon.
  3. Once the chocolate is silky and completely melted, pour the almonds into the chocolate bowl. Ensure each almond is generously covered with the chocolate to avoid uneven coating. Use a stick or spoon to dip the whole almonds in. After ensuring they are coated, use a sieve to get all the almonds and prevent waste of the excess chocolates. If you do not have a small sieve, you can use a fork to get the almonds individually.
  4. Place the chocolate coated almonds in a tray with parchment paper using long tweezers or any dipping tool. Make sure to place each almond one at a time and make spaces from each piece to prevent the chocolates from sticking. And for the perfect flavor contrast, sprinkle a little sea salt over the almonds while the chocolate is still wet. It is only optional, you can leave yours unsalted if you want. Dry for at least 30 seconds before chilling it in the refrigerator.

Notes

  • Parchment paper - line your tray with parchment paper before spreading the chocolate-covered almonds. This not only prevents sticking but also prevents any mess to clean up.
  • Sea salt - if you want a perfect sweet-and-savory balance, sprinkle a pinch of sea salt over the almonds while the chocolate is still wet. It would enhance the flavor, and you'd like it better.
  • Experiment with flavors - try different varieties of almonds, or experiment with flavored chocolates like mint or orange-infused dark chocolate. You might discover a new favorite combination.

Nutrition Information

Yield

6

Serving Size

Handful

Amount Per Serving Calories 198Total Fat 19gCarbohydrates 2gFiber 1gProtein 1g

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