Dark chocolate chips are melted and drizzled over whole almonds, and then sprinkled with sea salt, to make this indulgent yet healthy low calorie chocolate snack.
Y’all, this blogging thing is hard. Sometimes you make a to-die-for new recipe. You make it a few times before it dawns on you to share the recipe with your blog readers. So you make it again- oh, the hardship- in order to photograph the delectable little morsels.
But there’s a problem. In your haste, you melt the chocolate too fast. It gets lumpy and not super appealing looking (but don’t worry, it still tastes amazing).
I know that my readers expect- nay, they demand– only the very best from winstead wandering, and because I aim to please, I was forced to make these dark chocolate almond bites yet again.
The things I do for my readers.
150 calorie dark chocolate almond bites
1 tablespoon dark chocolate chips
15 whole unsalted almonds
sea salt for sprinkling
In a small microwave safe bowl, microwave chocolate chips for 20-30 seconds. Remove from microwave and stir. If they aren’t melted, return them to the microwave for 10 second intervals, stirring after each time, until they’re melted and smooth. (If the chocolate chips get too hot, they’ll melt but they’ll be clumpy; if that happens, they’re still perfectly usable.)
While chocolate is melting, spread almonds out on a piece of wax paper. Drizzle melted chocolate over each individual almond, working until the chocolate is gone and each almond is covered.
(Note: clearly, I like to keep things “rustic” with this recipe; you could be fancy and dip or roll the almonds in the chocolate, but a) that would require more chocolate, upping the calorie count and b) the more utensils you use, the less chocolate ends up on the almond.)
Sprinkle with sea salt while the chocolate is still hot. Allow chocolate almond bites to cool and harden for 60-90 minutes- you could hurry the cooling along by putting them in the freezer- before enjoying.
What’s your favorite healthy snack when you’re craving chocolate?
Looking for other guiltless indulgences? Try my brown sugar balsamic strawberries or this decadent mug brownie.
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