Easy Dark Chocolate with Almond Candy

Dark Chocolate with Almonds Recipe via Kudos Kitchen by Renee

The email came through. It was simple, with basically only one sentence, and a link for me to follow.
It said: "Make these for me!" It was from my sister, and I did...that very same night :)


These Easy Dark Chocolate with Almond  Candy take only moments to make, and with only five ingredients (six if you add the nuts) I'll bet you already have everything you need in your pantry to make these. The only thing I didn't have, and went out to purchase immediately, because my sister said to (LOL) were some candy molds.

Well, let me be a little clearer here. She didn't actually tell me to go out and buy molds. She had suggested that I forgo the molds and just make bark, but since I was going out that morning anyway I decided to stop by the new Hobby Lobby in my area and spend a whopping $1.99 for a mold (I purchased two actually) because I really wanted to make a pretty plate of candy.

Delicious Dark Chocolate with Almonds Recipe via Kudos Kitchen by Renee

I'm so glad I did purchase the candy molds to make these because little did I realize that when the ingredients come together for these chocolates, they're completely liquid with no body or structure. So if you decided to make these (and I highly recommend you do) spend a couple of bucks on some candy molds (found in the cake decorating area of any craft and hobby store) because they definitely need something to contain them and give them shape.

See how pretty they are? And guess what? They taste even better than they look!!!!

Delicious Dark Chocolate with Almond Candy Recipe via Kudos Kitchen by Renee

I adapted this recipe ever so slightly from the link my sister originally sent to me. Feel free to add in other kinds of nuts or maybe even some raisins or dried cranberries to bump up the antioxidant factor if you're so inclined. The thing I will suggest to you if you're adding in nuts is to toast them first to give them extra flavor in order to stand up to the deep, dark chocolate. These candies are also considered Paleo for those of you following a Paleo diet so you don't have to feel one bit guilty munching away on these Uber Easy and Delicious Dark Chocolates!

EASY DARK CHOCOLATE WITH ALMOND CANDY
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Yield: 20-24 pieces      Prep Time: 10 minutes      Chill Time: 1 hour

1 cup solid coconut oil
1 cup high quality cocoa powder
1/4 cup honey
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
pinch salt
1/2 cup chopped, toasted almonds
2 plastic candy molds (or other small type baking molds)

-In a medium size sauce pan with pour spouts (or in a microwave safe bowl), gently heat the coconut oil over medium/low heat until completely melted.
-Whisk in the cocoa powder, honey, vanilla and salt.
-If using nuts, sprinkle approximately 1 teaspoons into the bottom of each candy mold section.
-Carefully pour the chocolate mixture into the molds to reach the top.
-Place the candy into the refrigerator to chill for at least on hour.
-Pop the candies out of the molds, break into squares if needed and serve.

Delicious Dark Chocolate with Almond Candy Recipe via Kudos Kitchen by Renee

So if you remember at the beginning of my story my sister said to make them for her so naturally, because I always do what my older sister says (NOT, but she's a reader of my blog so I'd better make this good), I packaged up a bunch of chocolates in some cellophane bags, tied them with a pretty ribbon and delivered them to her doorstep while I happened to be in her neighborhood the next day, and while she was at work. Yes, I am the sweet younger sister in this scenario :)

Delicious Dark Chocolate with Almond Candy Recipe via Kudos Kitchen by Renee

Except for that the day I left them for her it was a relatively cool spring day, but unfortunately they sat in the Western sun for about 10 minutes and by the time she got them, they were melted. Sad, I know. But the good news is that she popped them into the fridge to firm and although they weren't as cute as they once were, she said they tasted fantastic!

Are you ready for more good news? I got some really cute pictures... :)

Delicious Dark Chocolate with Almond Candy Recipe via Kudos Kitchen by Renee

CHEERS to you my lovely sister. Thanks for making me make these chocolates for you. They certainly were worth the time, effort and $1.99 I spent on the molds. Next time though, YOU can make them for yourself, and then deliver them to ME! LOL

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