Last Minute Chocolate Almonds

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Introduction: Last Minute Chocolate Almonds

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.

Step 1: So What Do You Need?

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?

Melt chocolate.

Mix almond with melted chocolate.


Step 3: What Next?

Put almonds/chocolate mixture in the plastic bag with the cocoa.

Shake vigorously.

Some almonds will stick to each other. Separate them and shake some more. Sometimes you need to add some more cocoa in this step.

Empty plastic bag onto a tray. Put in fridge.

Step 4: Final Touch

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.

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    19 Discussions

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    viper64
    viper64

    8 years ago on Step 3

    isint cocoa bitter or is that something else?

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    yngla
    yngla

    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    Bitter is better... But if you prefer a sweeter option you can use milk chocolate and cover in powdered sugar. Sweeeet!

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    viper64
    viper64

    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    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)

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    jrossetti
    jrossetti

    9 years ago on Step 3

    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!

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    metqa
    metqa

    9 years ago on Introduction

    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!

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    Darwinfish
    Darwinfish

    9 years ago on Introduction

    I made some of this with blueberries, raisins, and dried apricots. It was great. Thanks for posting!

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    surfon6
    surfon6

    10 years ago on Step 1

     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 ;)

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    icebird
    icebird

    11 years ago on Introduction

    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!

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    jakobien
    jakobien

    11 years ago on Introduction

    Recently tried this, and had them covered in a cinnamon-brown sugar mix which was delicious!

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    silviamira
    silviamira

    11 years ago on Introduction

    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) :)

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    nana2one
    nana2one

    11 years ago on Introduction

    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.

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    Nymph
    Nymph

    11 years ago on Introduction

    Mmm... these look great. I bet this would work with raisins too. I will have to try it. Thanks for this great idea!

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    mikeasaurus
    mikeasaurus

    11 years ago on Introduction

    Yum! So simple, and with such amazing results! Want to send some over?

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    ChrysN
    ChrysN

    11 years ago on Introduction

    They look delicious! I'd be happy if someone gave these to me as a gift!