Chocolate lovers will rejoice with this simple and easy chocolate almond sea salt bark recipe!
Life is like chocolate…
Sometimes you gotta deal with nuts!
However, you’ll want to deal with this chocolate almond sea salt almond bark!
As you all know, I love chocolate and I feel good about eating this chocolate almond sea salt bark because it has almonds in it and almonds are an amazing health food!
Plus there are many benefits of eating almonds and dark chocolate because they provide a wealth of nutritional benefits (I’m always looking for excuses to eat chocolate and this gives me the perfect reason).
Benefits of Almonds
Almonds are loaded with vitamin E, calcium, magnesium, and potassium.
Almonds are also a good source of healthy fat and they are filling, too, because they take longer to ingest; making you fuller sooner. A one-ounce serving provides more than 66% of monounsaturated fatty acids. Eaten in moderation, you will not gain weight on this healthful fat.
Almonds are a natural boost to the psychie due to the phenylethylamine that sparks dopamine–a feel good chemical released in your brain.
Benefits of Dark Chocolate
Now, for the benefits of dark chocolate…dark chocolate contains antioxidants and flavanoids that helps preven free radicals which helps decrease risk of heart disease and lowering blood pressure.
With these benefits in mind, this chocolate almond sea salt almond is:
Low in cholesterol
Very low in sodium
Full of antioxidants and flavanoids
High in vitamins
Melt in your mouth
This chocolate almond sea salt bark recipe is also perfect for Christmas or neighbor gifts, too!
If you like this candy recipe, I think you’ll also like this:
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 2 tablespoons water
- 3 cups whole raw, unsalted almonds
- 1 pound dark chocolate (70% cacao that is dairy free), finely chopped
- 1 tablespoon vegan butter, such as Earth Balance
- Course sea salt, for sprinkling
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone baking mat; set aside
- In a saucepan, mix together sugar and water and bring to a boil occasionaly stirring with a spatula or pastry brush until mixture becomes a dark amber (about 5 minutes). Remove from heat.
- Immediately stir in butter until melted. Evenly pour chocolate on prepared baking sheet (if necessary, use a butter covered spatula to spread out; Immediately sprinkle almonds over chocolate. Sprinkle with sea salt.
- Place in refrigerator until completely set and hard. Remove from fridge and break into pieces.
- Eat immediately and if there are any leftevers, store in an airtight container in the fridge up to 4 weeks! It makes a great family snack or as neighbor gifts (they'll love you for it)
Recipe adapted from Epicurious