If you love chocolate covered almonds, you’ll fall head-over-heels in love with this spiced version. They are great as an everyday snack but they also make a lovely edible gift! ❤️
(This post is sponsored by California Almonds.)
Love is in the air!
After all, Valentine’s Day is almost a week away. And nothing says “I love you” like a homemade edible gift! Especially if it involves chocolate. After all, Valentine’s Day without chocolate is like a beach day without sunshine!
And you know what else is quickly approaching? Almond Day!
February 16th is the day to celebrate all things almonds. So I decided to bring you the best of both worlds and share a recipe that involves almonds, chocolate and a little kick from some cinnamon and cloves.
Believe me, you won’t be able to stop eating these delicious Spiced Chocolate Covered Almonds!
I know some people are all about the expensive bling for V Day!
Well, Valentine’s Day for Tim and I comes at a weird time. You see, our anniversary is January 6th, right after the holidays. By the time February 14th is here, we are usually broke from all the Christmas and anniversary gifts.
So we are all about the edible stuff! No surprise there, since we are both big time foodies.
The beauty of it is that edible gifts don’t have to look perfect. Rustic = homemade = “I made this for you with all my love and my own two hands!”.
Or maybe that’s my lame excuse for my chocolate covered almonds not looking as glossy and shiny as the store bought ones. ??? But I can guarantee they taste so much better!
They are also a ‘good for you’ snack. Yes, even though they are covered in chocolate!
Besides, you can always use dark chocolate for an even better option. It’s just that my big sweet tooth self likes a little more sweetness from the bittersweet chocolate. ?
And then there’s the almonds. Oh, almonds, how I love thee!
Almonds are healthy, full of nutrients and good for your heart! Additionally, they are a great source of protein and fiber while naturally low in sugar.
The point for all this? Make a double batch of this recipe. Give one to your dear valentine and keep one to yourself. Ya know, just as a healthy snack! ?
- 2 cups almonds
- ½ cup brown sugar
- 1 ½ tablespoons water
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoons ground cloves
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 6 ounces bittersweet (or dark) chocolate