Mmmm! Dark chocolate, toasted almonds, and sea salt – so simple and so good! This chocolate almond recipe is so easy to make that I don’t know why I didn’t think of it sooner! Customize it to your own individual preferences, and enjoy a special treat just the way you like it.
Chocolate Almond Bark
I wasn’t sure what to call this recipe. I was thinking chocolate bar. Would you call it a candy bar in the States? Thank you to my Instagram buddies for your feedback!
I had these cute little Mini Loaf Pans (*affiliate link) that were just the perfect size. If you don’t have the pans, you could just as easily spread the whole melted-chocolate-toasted-almond mixture out onto a parchment-lined baking sheet, and you’ll have almond bark.
I’m not much of a candy person. I’ve never been described as having a “sweet tooth.” I do, however, really enjoy a good quality dark chocolate with almonds in it! This is my weakness!
If you also like chocolate – who doesn’t? – you might enjoy my Sweet Potato Brownies, too!
Gluten Free Chocolate
It’s surprising how difficult it can be to find gluten free chocolate with almonds! There’s no reason for chocolate or almonds to contain wheat. Because of chocolate and almonds, I’ve learned to be meticulous when it comes to reading the labels of whatever I am consuming. (For more help with what to look for on those labels, download my free gluten list here.)
Once while my husband and I were out for the day, we stopped by what used to be a favourite store that carries all sorts of snacks with nuts. I innocently picked up some chocolate covered almonds and proceeded to munch on them in the car without even thinking to check the label. Very soon, I felt my body reacting. In disbelief, I checked the label. Sure enough! There was wheat in my chocolate covered almonds! Lesson learned the hard way!
I have also reacted to chocolate that has wheat in the “may contain” part of the label, so I’ve learned to avoid that, too.
Check the Ingredients List!
The nutritional value of your chocolate bark will depend on the ingredients in the chocolate chips you choose for making it. Select chocolate chips or morsels that are free from gluten and dairy, if you need to. Make sure that you’re using pure chocolate chips, so they melt properly. Try to find those with chocolate listed before sugar in the ingredients label, if you can.
How do you like yours?
Try this recipe with any sort of raw nut or even dried fruit. Let me know which one or combination is your favourite! I’d love to read about it in the comments below, or tag me on Instagram with a pic!
EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES FOR THIS RECIPE
Chocolate Almond Bark
- 1 cup raw, shelled almonds
- 2 cups chocolate chips
- 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
- Preheat oven to 350 F. Line four mini loaf pans or a flat baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Spread nuts out on a baking sheet. Bake in preheated oven 4 - 6 minutes until toasted. Warm a heat-proof bowl at the same time.
- Transfer hot almonds immediately to warmed bowl. Add chocolate chips and sea salt. Cover with the baking sheet and let sit for 3 minutes.
- Stir together softened chocolate to completely coat nuts. Spread out and press into mini loaf pans for bars, or spread out onto baking sheet for bark.
- Chill to harden.
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