Roasted almonds are covered with a crunchy caramelized shell, dipped in milk chocolate, and dusted with cocoa powder. These chocolate covered caramel almonds are an addictive snack… you won’t be able to stop at one!
These chocolate covered caramel almonds were supposed to make it onto the blog before Valentine’s. So, what happened? Basically, I have no one to blame but myself, and my disorganized ways. I based these off of a recipe from a cookbook that I have, but I made some changes that I wrote down on a little scrap of paper.
Well, I have two little kids and a baby, and little scraps of paper tend to end up with one of these three fates:
- Scribbled all over and then cut up by my kids.
- Accidentally thrown into the recycling bin when I do a quick cleanup.
- Falls to the floor and goes right into baby’s mouth.
It’s amazing how quickly my 9 month old can scoot over to any type of paper that falls to the floor. It’s her favorite food. I have to dig the pulp out from her clenched jaws.
Anyways, I lost the recipe right before I was going to write it up. I had the pictures taken and everything! And with this and that, I just didn’t get around to remaking them to double check the ingredient amounts. This isn’t the first time I’ve had this happen to me… so now I make sure to jot my notes down on my phone.
Last night I hosted a bookclub meeting at my place, so I thought it would be a perfect opportunity to remake these! They are roasty from the almonds, have a nice crunch from the caramelized sugar, and finish with a smooth chocolate coating and rich cocoa powder dusting.
These are so good, I can sit down with a bowl and eat an absurd amount before my husband walks over and says, wait, how many have you eaten?! Then I tell him to go away.
Anyways, these would’ve been a great Valentine’s treat, but let’s be real. They’re great any time.