Even on my new healthy eating journey, I am giving myself a few treats to enjoy. These treats not only make staying on course easier, they make my new way of life more realistic, which makes it more likely to last.
However, I still want to choose my treats wisely. I love chocolate, but I don’t want to just sit and chomp of Hershey’s Kisses all night. And one of the things I’ve learned is to be more mindful of getting protein as part of every meal and snack.
I consulted the protein list I got from my nutritionist and the first thing that caught my eye was almonds. Of course!
At first I tried store-bought chocolate covered almonds. But the ingredient list was a little too long for me to consider it to be healthy. So… I decided to make my own!
My chocolate covered almonds have only 2 ingredients – chocolate and almonds.
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In a double boiler, melt your chocolate. I didn’t really need to show you a picture here, but yum!
Once the chocolate is smooth add the almonds. I suggest you put them in by the handful so that the pile of salt, etc. that settles at the bottom of the can doesn’t fall in.
Lay out your chocolate covered almonds on a piece of parchment paper on a baking sheet to settle. You can refrigerate or freeze them to set faster, or just leave them out (as long as it’s not super hot in your house). These took a little over an hour to firm up for me.
I had more than would fit on my original piece of parchment paper, so I spread out the rest to make some almond bark.
Once they’ve set they’ll just come right off the parchment paper and you’ll have a delicious treat made with real food and that fits in with any healthy eating plan.
- 8.75 oz can of almonds
- 12 oz dark chocolate chips
- Melt chocolate chips in a double boiler.
- Add almonds a handful at a time, mixing until coated.
- Place coated almonds on parchment paper until chocolate firms.