'Tis the season for chocolate covered almonds. Who am I kidding? Chocolate and almonds never go out of season, for good reason. The combination is luscious, and good for you.
It can be hard to resist the temptation to indulge in super sweet candies and desserts when there's no healthy alternatives. There are ways to enjoy delicious, nutty chocolates without loads of sugar (carbs.)
Dark chocolate is my favorite, so it's no surprise that these dark chocolate almond clusters are a staple in my frig. And it can easily be yours too. If you love almonds and dark chocolate, give these a taste.
Dark Chocolate Almond Clusters Recipe
Yield: 15 large clusters
1 tablespoon extra virgin coconut oil
4 ounces unsweetened baking chocolate
Pinch of sea salt
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 tablespoons Organic Pyure or preferred sweetener*
1 1/2 cups roasted almonds
Not familiar with Pyure? Its an organic sweetener consisting of erythritol and stevia leaf extract. It has 0 calories, 0g sugar and 2g Total Carbs.
Coconut palm sugar can be substituted for Pyure, to taste. It has 15 to 20 calories, 4g sugar, and 4g to 5g Total Carbs.
You'll want to keep a batch of these rich chocolate and almond clusters on hand to satisfy your urge for something chocolate and nutty. Guiltless dessert.
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