Have you ever wanted to make your own dark chocolate covered almonds? These incredible tasty treats (which are also good for you) are easier to make than you may have realized. 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. And who doesn’t like dark chocolate covered almonds? Don’t like dark chocolate, you can use regular chocolate or even white chocolate for an even sweater treat.
I still want to choose my treats wisely. I love chocolate, but I don’t want to just sit and eat some Hershey’s Kisses all night. One of the things I’ve learned is to be more mindful of getting protein as part of every meal and snack.
How To Make Chocolate Covered Almonds Fast
I consulted the protein list I got from my nutritionist and the first thing that caught my eye was almonds. Almonds are a great source of protein without all of the sugar. For those looking to lose weight, almonds are your friend.
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. Next time you are at the store, look at the ingredients of chocolate covered almonds. You might see a lot of extra sugars, or ingredients you don’t want, nor need.
My chocolate covered almonds have only 2 ingredients – chocolate and almonds.
In a double boiler, melt your chocolate. I didn’t really need to show you a picture here, but yum! You can do one of two things, put your almonds in another mixing bowl so you can make sure there isn’t extra salt (you will see it at the bottom of your almond bag), or you can gradually add the almonds to your melted chocolate. Either way, you simply want to mix both the chocolate and the almonds together.
Once you have mixed them together you will want to decide if you want them in bars or single almond pieces. If you put them as separate almond pieces, it may take some time but can be easier to eat as well as easier to not overeat these. You will need parchment paper and put it on a baking sheet, so they look like this:
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.
If you have more than will fit your baking sheet you can spread some out like the picture above to make dark chocolate covered almond bark.
Once they have set they will just come right off the parchment paper and you will have a delicious treat made with real food and that fits in with any healthy eating plan. Dark Chocolate Covered Almonds also make a great holiday treat, they make unique gifts for those who are hard to buy for and they are a great healthy alternative to other sweat foods. Chocolate is something you can eat and not have it affect your weight, as long as you do not over do it. The problem with milk chocolate is that they have additional ingredients/sugar. For those looking to lose weight your goal should be to cut out as much sugar as you can. Eating dark chocolate covered almonds can be a great start to a better and healthier lifestyle… as long as you do not over eat them.