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Last minute chocolate almonds

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Still time for some homemade goodies before the Big Day. These little goodies makes a perfect
last-minute gift. This homemade treat has few ingredients and you make it in just a few minutes.
 
 
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Step 1: So what do you need?

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100g good quality chocolate, finely chopped. I used milk chocolate for this batch, a semi-sweet dark chocolate works as well.
150-200 g almonds
3 tablespoons of cocoa (maybe some more) in a plastic bag.

Step 2: And how do you cook it?

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Melt chocolate.

Mix almond with melted chocolate.


Step 4: Final touch

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Put almond in a glass jar. Cut some nice paper into a circle and glue to lid. Fold paper downward with your fingers or a bone folder.

Add a label if you want.

Variations:

Use powder sugar instead of cocoa.
Use different kinds of chocolate.
Use other kind of nuts.
viper642 years ago
can you use chocolate chips
viper642 years ago
isint cocoa bitter or is that something else?
yngla (author)  viper642 years ago
Bitter is better... But if you prefer a sweeter option you can use milk chocolate and cover in powdered sugar. Sweeeet!
viper64 yngla2 years ago
o i thought it would over power the sweet flavor. but i do not know anything about bakeing. thank you
mmmmyummyyumyum
i LOOOOVE chocolate coated nuts
mmmmyummyyumm yum

(suddenly snaps out of it and wonders why i am chewing on computer screen)
jrossetti3 years ago
I found it easier to skip the plastic bag, and use a pan instead (used a cake pan), just dumped in some cocoa powder, dropped in the nuts, and shook the pan, separating the clumps as necessary. Then transferred the nuts to a clean pan for the fridge (and saved the cocoa powder pan for the next batch, after adding some cinnamon and cayenne).

Thanks for sharing, this was a fun project!
metqa3 years ago
Oh Wow! I've been wanting to make chocolate coated nuts, but couldn't think of ways to keep them individual. When I make it with egg white, they come out like shards and stuck together. I made mint chocolate truffles for Christmas and it never occurred to me to coat anything else with cocoa like that.

you are a genius! I haven't tried this yet, but I am so gonna do this. I'm so happy to find a way to make homemade sugar free chocolate covered almonds that won't cost an arm and a leg like the store brands do and won't give me gas like the maltitol sweetened diet candies give.

I wish I had seen this before Christmas. I have 10lb of almonds sitting here that I didn't make into candies cause it would take too much time and trouble. Ha More for ME now!
customrobo3 years ago
Very very good! Are quick to do, but end in an instant! :)
Darwinfish3 years ago
I made some of this with blueberries, raisins, and dried apricots. It was great. Thanks for posting!
cosarara3 years ago
I make 1 kg of this... its adictive!
surfon64 years ago
 As my almonds are cooling in the fridge I was wondering what to do with all the wasted chocolate in the pot and plastic bag. The pot was easy as I happen to have a banana on hand -instant chocolate fondu. As much as I detest putting food in plastic, I hate wasting food even more so to "clean" out the chocolate from the bag, I warmed up some milk, poured it into the bag and made myself one wicked hot chocolate. :) A recipe isn't done till the chef is content ;)
icebird5 years ago
I've long been curious how confectioners get chocolate-covered items to be smoothly, evenly coated without a "flat" side from sitting on a level surface while cooling. Thanks for sharing your ideas!
jakobien5 years ago
Recently tried this, and had them covered in a cinnamon-brown sugar mix which was delicious!
silviamira5 years ago
Delicious! Some of my relatives will surely get this for Christmas (okay, I know it's not christmas anymore... where I live we celebrate "The three kings" on the 6th of January) :)
nana2one5 years ago
Thanks for this very simple recipe. I have a package of almonds and will try it soon. I need a little something for some neighbors and I'm sure they will love these.
Nymph5 years ago
Mmm... these look great. I bet this would work with raisins too. I will have to try it. Thanks for this great idea!
mikeasaurus5 years ago
Yum! So simple, and with such amazing results! Want to send some over?
ChrysN5 years ago
They look delicious! I'd be happy if someone gave these to me as a gift!
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