DIY – Dark Chocolate Coated Oven Roasted Almonds {Vegan & Paleo Friendly}

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Ok so today I went to get the last of my Christmas groceries  . . .

It was all going so well, the store was surprisingly quiet and all “necessary” items were in stock and quite a few of them were on sale!

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So awesome right?!

And then it happened . . . no chocolate coated almonds!

The horror!!!!!!!

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Not gonna lie, a did feel a fleeting moment of panic . . .

Ok so maybe panic isn’t the right word, I guess I should say I felt a pang of disappointment.

Chocolate coated almonds are a much loved family Christmas tradition.

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We have them every single year without fail. For some reason we don’t seem to eat them any other time of year, just Christmas. Not sure why that is they are so, so good!

Anyways . . . where was I?

Oh that’s right, devastated by the fact that there were no chocolate coated almonds  . . .

Christmas is ruined!!!!!!

Or was it . . .

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How hard can it be to make chocolate coated almonds?

I have almonds . . .

I have chocolate . . .

That’s all I need right?!

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Right!

Just toast your almonds, melt your chocolate, stir them together and voila’

Quick and easy, DIY chocolate coated almonds

Ummmm you guys . . .

DIY - Dark Chocolate Coated Oven Roasted Almonds {Vegan & Paleo Friendly} - www.betterwithcake.com

These dark and delicious chocolate coated are so good it’s kind of ridiculous.

Especially considering the fact that, well, it’s just almonds and dark chocolate after all.

Oh who am I kidding, oven roasted almonds and dark chocolate are all kinds of awesome all on their own so when you combine the two it can only mean good things.

2 ingredients = edible perfection.

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And there is something so satisfying about making them yourself don’t you think?

Not only can you rest assured that there are no weird additives or  unnecessary/unpronounceable ingredients – our chocolate coated almonds are all natural made with just good quality dark chocolate and delicious, nutritious almonds – you can also totally customize the chocolate to almond ratio.

I opted to give my crisp and crunchy oven roasted almonds just a light coating of chocolate but, if you want your almonds to have a thicker chocolatey shell feel free to use more chocolate. Do what you feel baby, just go with it.

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Honestly these DIY chocolate coated almonds are so, so good I’m not sure I will ever bother buying them again.

So quick and easy to make and so insanely delicious, why would I bother?

Crisp and crunchy oven roasted almonds that have decadent, rich, dark chocolate coating . . .

It’s like magic in your mouth.

Seriously, even my little lady who doesn’t really get in on our annual chocolate coated almond feast has declared that “these Mama, are the best chocolate coated almonds in the entire world!!!!!!!”

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She has even gone as far as insisting we make sure we save some to leave out for Santa!

From the mouths of babes, people . . . from the mouths of babes . . .

So, kind of a bonus recipe for you today although it’s not really a recipe is it just more of a method but you guys, these dark chocolate coated oven roasted almonds were to good not to share with you.

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Make them for your own enjoyment or package them up and give them to the ones you love ♥♥♥

All natural, quick and easy, crispy, crunchy, decadent, rich, 2 ingredient, DIY dark chocolate coated, oven roasted almonds – Christmas is saved!!!

Make them. Eat them. Love, love, love them.

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DIY – Dark Chocolate Coated Oven Roasted Almonds {Vegan & Paleo Friendly}
Makes approx 2 cups of all natural, crisp and crunchy, dark and delicious, chocolate coated oven roasted almonds.

Ingredients –

2 cups raw almonds

1/3 cup dark chocolate chips – if Vegan make sure you choose a vegan/dairy free alternative

Method –

1 – Preheat oven to 175’C (350’F)

2 – Place your almonds on a lined baking sheet and bake for 7-10 mins until lightly golden.

3 – While your almonds are roasting, melt your chocolate. I like to do mine broiler style on a plate over a pot of simmering water.

4 – Once your chocolate is melted and your almonds are toasted, add almonds to melted chocolate and stir to combine.

5 – Pour chocolate coated almonds back onto your lined baking sheet and spread into an even layer. Spread them out as much or as little as you like, the less you spread them out the more clusters you will have.

6 – Place in the fridge (or freezer) to set.

7 – Once set gently break apart into smaller clusters.

8 – Store in an airtight container in the fridge.

Enjoy xo

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Question of the day –

What tasty treat are you most looking forward to enjoying this holiday season?

Feel free to share recipes, or links to your fave recipes in the comments below or on the Facebook page and please for the love of all that is good in this world when you do make these almonds (or any of the recipes you find on this blog of mine) go ahead and snap a pic and share it either on the Facebook page, or tag me on twitter or Instagram. Sharing is caring remember.

Do it, do it You know you want to 🙂

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