We all know it’s that time of year when the kiddos start bringing home the fundraiser chocolate bars: almond, crunchy or plain. Well, I am not sure about y’all but for me, the almonds seems to get smaller and smaller, less and less each year! Now, before you judge me, yes, I KNOW it’s fundraiser so of course, still give the babies your $20 bucks for one almond yet almondless chocolate bar. However, as for myself, I’ll be making these delicious milk chocolate almond clusters with WHOLE roasted almonds and a touch of sea salt that leaves the taste buds wanting more. As for you, I suggest you put that bar to the side and make batch for an easy chocolate lover’s diy gift!
Chocolate Almond Clusters
Tired of the tiny almond clusters in your holiday bars? Or just need a sweet, chocolate holiday treat for your friends and coworkers? Try these delicious chocolate almond clusters that are quick to make and easy to love!
Melt the Chocolate.
In a microwave proof bowl, melt chocolate in the microwave in 30 second increments (stirring in between) until chocolate melts. This should take less than 2 mins but do not rush it. Once completely melted, stir in the oil until completely mixed.
Coat the Almonds and Such.
Add almonds and any additional add ins to melted chocolate and stir until all ingredients are mixed well.
Cluster and Let Set.
Using a large spoon or tablespoon measuring scoop, place heaps of chocolate covered almonds on nonstick cookie sheet, preferably covered in parchment paper. You can let the clusters chill for a few hours at room temperature or in the fridge for 30 minutes.
Eat and Store Your Treats!
Once chilled and set, eat IMMEDIATELY! I am serious, you don't want to wait to try these. Store in an airtight jar or place a few in some treat bags for your neighbors and friends!