Salted Chocolate Covered Almonds

I have long heard of how well salted dark chocolate pairs with red wine (YUM!) So I decided to try my own hand at a salted chocolate covered almonds since I LOVE chocolate covered almonds!

Ingredients:

  • 12 oz Unsalted Almonds.*
  • 2 12 oz bags of Semi-sweet chocolate chips (I used a dark/milk combo!)*
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • Olive oil
  • Coarse sea salt (I used red Alae salt from Kaua’i)

*I used closer to 20 oz of almonds and 2 and a half bags of chocolate to create an even almond to chocolate ratio.

Directions:

  1. In a 3 quart or larger crock pot, add all the ingredients.
  2. Set the slow cooker on low. (Cook time may range from 30 minutes to 1 hour)
  3. Sprinkle olive oil as needed.
  4. Mix ingredients every 10 minutes.
  5. Once the chocolate is completely melted, turn off the slow cooker and prepare baking pans with parchment paper.
  6. Scoop clusters of the chocolate-almonds and place on the baking sheet, top with salt. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours.img_1537Here, I paired a cluster with “Mele”, a red wine from Ulupalakua, Maui.
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