Learn how to make Dark Chocolate Covered Almonds with just 3 ingredients. This recipe is very simple and perfect for a healthier snack or dessert.

Chocolate covered almonds in a bowl.
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I love easy no bake desserts and this recipe is super easy. With only a few ingredients, anyone can make Dark Chocolate Covered Almonds. I love to munch on these when I want something sweet but with less sugar.

I have been making Candied Pecans Stovetop Recipe for year and years but wanted to try something with almonds. It turned out really good and it was practically effortless with the best flavor.

Why This Recipe Works

You don’t need much time or expense to make this easy recipe for Chocolate-Covered Almonds. With literally 3 ingredients, you can make this in minutes. I love the sweet and salty combination.

Plus, the savings is significant making this treat at home. We also like to make Dark Chocolate Almonds for a holiday gift.

Ingredients

Ingredients for Chocolate Covered Almonds - salt, chocolate, almonds.
  • Bittersweet or Semi-Sweet High-Quality Chocolate. It is so important to use good chocolate especially in recipes that call for so few ingredients.  
  • Almonds. Raw and unsalted.
  • Sea Salt. This is for sprinkling on top and tastes great.

Get the complete recipe and ingredients list at the bottom of the page.

Variations

  • Omit the sea salt. You don’t have to use the sea salt if you prefer not to.
  • Nuts. Swap the almonds for pecans, walnuts, peanuts, macadamia nuts or cashews.
  • Add some heat. If you like spicy, try adding chili powder to the chocolate.

Step By Step Instructions

  • Step 1. First, get your large baking sheet ready and line it with parchment paper.
Chocolate in a bowl.

Step 2. Next, put the chocolate in a microwave safe bowl. 

Melted chocolate in a  bowl.

Step 3. Start by heating in 30 second intervals in the microwave to melt chocolate. It’s important to stir after each interval so it does not burn.

Almonds dipped in melted chocolate.

Step 4. Add the almonds in batches to the chocolate. Make sure that they are completely in the chocolate. 

Almonds in chocolate.

Step 5. Then carefully remove the almonds one at a time. You can use fork or dipping tool to do this. Remove excess chocolate by tapping the fork on the side of the bowl.

Almonds coated in chocolate and placed on baking sheet.

Step 6. Once coated, place the chocolate almonds on the parchment-lined baking sheet.  Continue until all the almonds are coated. 

Almonds coated in chocolate and topped with sea salt on baking sheet.

Step 7. Sprinkle the sea salt on the almonds before the chocolate sets. Then allow the dark chocolate almond clusters to sit at room temperature until the chocolate has fully set.

Storage

Place the almonds inside an airtight container. Refrigerate up to 3-4 weeks.

Pro Tips 

  • Melt the chocolate. We used the microwave, but you can use a double boiler if you prefer. 
  • Allow the chocolate to set. If it’s humid in your area, you can place the almonds in the refrigerator or freezer to help the chocolate set quicker.
  • Add the sea salt before the chocolate sets. Don’t forget to sprinkle sea salt before the chocolate sets so it sticks.
  • Thoroughly coat the almonds. Make sure when dipping that you coat the entire almond. Remove any excess chocolate.
  • Line the baking sheet. I like to use a silicone baking mat or parchment paper.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can you make in advance?

These almonds can easily be made ahead of time.  Refrigerate any leftovers in an airtight container for up to 3-4 weeks.  

Can I substitute chocolate chips in this recipe?

Yes, you can use chocolate chips instead of chocolate bars. The appearance may not look as smooth though.

Can I freeze Chocolate Covered Almonds?

This recipe is easy to freeze. Place inside a freezer safe container and freeze up to 1 month.

Will this recipe work with other types of chocolate?

Yes! Feel free to use milk chocolate, semi-sweet chocolate or white chocolate.

More Chocolate Covered Treats

Make these dark chocolate sea salt almonds. Then come back and leave a comment and star rating. They are so delicious and really quick to make.

Chocolate covered almonds in a bowl.

Dark Chocolate Covered Almonds

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Learn how to make Dark Chocolate Covered Almonds with just 3 ingredients. This recipe is very simple and perfect for a healthier snack or dessert.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Allow to set at Room Temperature until Chocolate hardens 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 4
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Calories 349

Ingredients

  • 4 ounces Bittersweet or Semi-Sweet High Quality Chocolate
  • 1 cup Almonds raw and unsalted
  • Sea Salt for Sprinkling
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Instructions

  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  • Place the chocolate in a microwave safe bowl.  Microwave in 30 second intervals, stirring after each interval, until fully melted and smooth.
  • In batches, place some of the almonds in the chocolate making sure that they are fully coated in the chocolate.
  • Then carefully remove the almonds one at a time with a fork or dipping tool from the chocolate.  Tap the fork or dipping tool on the side of the bowl to remove any excess chocolate from the almonds.
  • Place the chocolate almonds on the prepared baking sheet.  Continue this process until all the almonds are coated.
  • Sprinkle the sea salt on the almonds before the chocolate sets.
  • Allow the almonds to sit at room temperature until the chocolate has fully set and then they are ready to serve and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

You can melt the chocolate in a double broiler if you prefer. 
These almonds can easily be made ahead of time.  Refrigerate any leftovers in an airtight container for up to 3-4 weeks.  
If it’s humid in your area, you can place the almonds in the refrigerator or freezer to help the chocolate set quicker.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 349kcal, Carbohydrates 26g, Protein 8g, Fat 26g, Saturated Fat 6g, Polyunsaturated Fat 4g, Monounsaturated Fat 11g, Trans Fat 0.01g, Sodium 0.4mg, Potassium 343mg, Fiber 4g, Sugar 18g, Vitamin A 0.4IU, Calcium 116mg, Iron 1mg

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  1. Kathy says:

    5 stars
    So easy and the perfect snack!

  2. Levella says:

    Dark Chocolate Covered Almond?!