Looking for an easy and delicious dessert that only requires three ingredients? Try these Chocolate Almond Clusters! These tasty little treats are super simple to make and are packed with flavor. Great for a quick snack or to give as a gift!
3 ingredient recipes are always a favorite. Who doesn't love a dish that is not only simple to make but is also delicious?
These Chocolate Almond Clusters are the perfect combination of sweet and salty. And they come together in just a few minutes!
All you need is some almonds, chocolate, and sea salt. That's it! These are such a great snack to have on hand for when those sweet cravings hit. And they make a great gift, too!
Simply melt the chocolate, mix in the almonds, and sprinkle with sea salt. Then let them harden and enjoy! These almond clusters are crunchy and chocolatey and are great alongside a warm mug of coffee or tea.
Why You'll Love This Recipe
This dessert comes together quickly and easily.
You only need three ingredients to make these chocolate almond clusters and they can be found in any grocery store.
They are the perfect combination of sweet and salty with a big crunch.
They make a great edible gift for the holidays or just because!
- Almonds - This crunchy nut has a distinct flavor that pairs perfectly with chocolate. Be sure to use whole almonds for this recipe.
- Semi-Sweet Chocolate - This chocolate adds sweetness to the almond clusters along with a rich flavor.
- Sea Salt - A little sprinkle of flaky sea salt on top takes these almond clusters to the next level.
Please see the recipe card below for quantities.
Wondering how to make this Chocolate Almond Clusters recipe? It's easy! Just follow this step-by-step photo tutorial. Then, scroll down for the recipe card for the full ingredients list and recipe method.
Prepare ingredients: Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Measure out almonds and chocolate.
Melt the chocolate: Add the chocolate to a microwave-safe bowl and heat in 30-second bursts, stirring in between, until melted.
Form the clusters: Pour the almonds into the chocolate and stir to coat. Drop spoonfuls of the chocolate almonds onto the prepared baking sheet and sprinkle them with a tiny bit of sea salt.
Harden and serve: Place the baking sheet of almond clusters into the fridge for 30 minutes to harden. Once hardened, remove from the fridge and enjoy!
Use good-quality chocolate when making almond clusters. I like to use semi-sweet chocolate chips or a chocolate bar that is around 50-60% cacao.
Be sure to let the almond clusters harden completely before serving or storing to make sure they solidify.
If you want your almond clusters extra crunchy, you can toast the almonds before adding them to the chocolate. To do this, preheat your oven to 350 degrees F and spread the almonds onto a baking sheet. Bake for 5-7 minutes, stirring a few times until toasted. Then proceed with the recipe as written.
Enjoy during the holidays with a warm Gingerbread Latte.
Add them to a spread of delicious Christmas Cookies From Around The World.
They pair well with the flavor of Chocolate Peppermint Cookies.
Crunch on them while sipping on a glass of Almond Milk Nog.
Instead of salt, top the clusters with crushed peppermint, sprinkles, smoked salt, or leave them plain.
Substitute the almonds for another nut, like pecans, hazelnuts, cashews, or walnuts.
Use other types of chocolate, including milk chocolate, white chocolate, or dark chocolate.
Add dried fruit, like cherries or cranberries, for a fruity twist.
Once hardened, these almond clusters can be stored in a covered container at room temperature for up to 2 weeks.
If you'd like to freeze them, place them in a freezer-safe bag or container and freeze them for up to 3 months. Let them defrost in the fridge to take the chill off before serving.
This depends on your personal taste. It doesn't matter if you use roasted or un-roasted almonds for this recipe.
Yes, they will have a different shape and texture, but will still be delicious!
No, you don't need to use parchment paper, but it helps with cleanup and prevents the almond clusters from sticking to the pan.
The best way to melt chocolate is in a microwave-safe bowl in 30-second bursts, stirring in between, until melted. You can also melt chocolate on the stovetop over low heat, stirring frequently until melted.
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Chocolate Almond Clusters
- 2 cups almonds (roasted or plain) 300g
- 1 cup dark chocolate or semi sweet chocolate chips (150g)
- sea salt optional
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Add the chocolate to a microwave safe bowl and heat in 30 second bursts, stirring in between, until melted.
- Pour the almonds into the chocolate and stir to coat.
- Drop spoonfuls of the chocolate almonds to the prepared baking sheet and sprinkle them with a tiny bit of sea salt.
- Place the baking sheet of cashew clusters into the fridge for 30 minutes to harden.
The nutritional information provided is approximate and can vary depending on several factors, so is not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietician for special diet advice.