Crunchy candied almonds on top of rich chocolate sprinkled with coarse sea salt. You’ll never guess how easy this decadent almond brittle candy is to make. Salted Chocolate Almond Brittle Bark looks fancy enough to be in the display window of a chocolate shop! The beauty of this almond brittle recipe is you can make it in under 30 minutes at home. And most of those 30 minutes is just baking time.
Salted Chocolate Almond Brittle Bark
There are many times I share the treats and desserts that come from my kitchen. Part of the joy I find in recipe creation is in seeing friends and family try my food. Sometimes, I prefer to not share my tasty creations. This was one of those time.
I hid this Salted Chocolate Almond Brittle Bark in the backy back of the fridge and hoped no one saw it. Sneaking pieces out of the container when no one was looking. I ate all of it. I didn’t write out the recipe, it gave me an excuse to make it a second time, for you all.
When I was working on this recipe my husband and I could not agree on what shape slivered almonds actually are. I asked him to get slivered almonds and he said, “the wedge ones?” and it went downhill from there. He was trying to prove he was right by renaming the bag. His vote was triangles or wedges and I say they have some rectangle pieces too so you can’t just call them triangled almonds.
Health Benefits of Almonds
Almonds are a great nut to incorporate into your daily diet! Almonds are full of healthy fats, protein for a great pick me up snack, fiber to leave you feeling full, and even vitamin E and magnesium. Eating almonds regularly can help aid in lowering cholesterol, reducing blood pressure, and even helping with blood sugar levels. A handful of almonds can leave you feeling full and give you a boost of energy to finish the rest of your day.
Can You Lose Weight Eating Almonds?
Some studies have shown that in a test people who ate more almonds did lose more weight, but overall I think there is still a good amount of debate. Almonds are full of fiber and protein and do have a good amount of calories to them. The healthy fats in almonds make these nuts a great snack to reach for. They can leave you feeling full and content in between meals, which is why the study showed those who ate almonds found they lost more.
I find the simplicity of the slivered almonds is the perfect pair with the salt and chocolate. Plus it is a healthy sugar-free, dairy- free, and gluten-free treat, to fit anyone who has dietary needs.
The coarse sea salt will really help enhance the flavors of the chocolate and nuts tremendously. I first heard of sprinkling salt over sweet foods like chocolate, I wondered how will that taste good. The salt works to bring out the bold and vibrant flavors of the chocolate. A little sprinkle of salt goes a long way in the flavor factor. You will be amazed at all the bold and rich new elements of flavors that come in to play.
My Salted Chocolate Almond Brittle Bark looks fancy enough to be in the display window of a chocolate shop but you make it at home in under 30 minutes. And most of those 30 minutes is just baking time.
- Preheat oven to 350.
- Combine the coconut oil, 1/4 cup of the sweetener, and the almonds on a small baking sheet.
- Bake for 10 minutes until the nuts start turning golden. Add the rest of the sweetener and stir them. Bake for an additional 10-15 minutes until the nuts are toasted. Let cool for 10 minutes.
- Meanwhile, melt the chocolate and spread it on a parchment lined baking sheet into a 6 x 10ish inch rectangle. Sprinkle the nuts on top of the melted chocolate. Drizzle the syrup from the nuts on top as well.
- Sprinkle with the sea salt. Refrigerate until firm.
Notes on Sweeteners:
To sub in Swerve use 1.5 to 2 times the amount of sweetener called for.