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3-Ingredient Crockpot Chocolate Almond Clusters

These 3-Ingredient Crockpot Chocolate Almond Clusters are so easy, they almost happen by themselves. Just toss everything into your slow cooker. Perfect for gift-giving or snack- attacking.

chocolate almond clusters in a bowl
Homemade chocolate almonds are great for snacking and gifting

Easy Chocolate Almond Clusters 

Some of us [me] would love a really good chocolate fix right about now, preferably with as little elbow grease involved and yet not sacrifice quality and flavor. That may sound like a tall order, but it’s totally achievable.

Really great chocolate + crunch + excellent flavor is yours right now. These 3-Ingredient Chocolate Almond Clusters are ultra satisfying and shockingly easy. They’re about 200% better than any store-bought chocolate nuts; once you try these, there will be no turning back.

Homemade chocolate almond clusters make for tasty gift-giving, especially if you have a chocolate lover in your life who appreciates a bit of healthy in the mix.

chocolate almond clusters in crock pot
Dark chocolate & toasted almond go right into the Crockpot

Basic Technique for homemade chocolate almonds

Here are the basic techniques for your BEST homemade chocolate almonds, perfect for gift-giving, party snacking, or just healthyish munching at home.

  • Because there are literally 3 items involved in this recipe, gather the best dark (or semi-sweet) chocolate. You can either chop you own favorite dark chocolate bar or use good quality morsels. Mini morsels are a nice option, as they melt quickly.
  • Use salted/roasted almonds…no raw or bland nuts for these, please. Better yet, place your almonds in a 350F oven for 15 minutes, for a freshly toasted aroma that can’t be beat. Your toasted almonds will impart amazing nutty aromas and extra crunch.
  • Let the slow cooker do its job for about an hour. No peeking. Then stir to fully melt the chocolate, coating almonds with plenty of richly melted chocolate [yum.]
  • Drop chocolate almonds by clusters onto large sheet of wax paper; no need to worry about perfection here. Some clusters can be larger or smaller; just be sure they’re all coated.
  • Sprinkle with flaky sea salt for both flavor and vanity’s sake. Coarse kosher salt can work. Avoid heavy handedness here; just a pinch will do.
  • Do allow time for the clusters to cool completely. Placing them in the fridge will speed up the process. Once fully set, keep them in airtight container at moderate room temp or in fridge for many weeks. They can also be frozen for much longer.

This recipe makes a nice, large batch. You can gift them in labeled mason jars and pretty bags, share them at parties, or just eat them whenever you want a satisfying-yet-healthier snack.

chocolate almond clusters with sea salt on a white plate
Chocolate almonds keep well in fridge or freezer

Try these 3-Ingredient Shortbread Cookies, Too:

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3-Ingredient Crockpot Chocolate Almond Clusters

5 from 3 reviews

These 3-Ingredient Crockpot Chocolate Almond Clusters are incredibly easy and perfect for gift-giving, party sharing, or just keeping for those mid-day snack attacks.

  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Total Time: 1 hour 10 mins

Yield: 40 1x

Ingredients

Scale
  • 36 oz lightly salted roasted almonds
  • 24 oz high quality dark chocolate chips (I use Ghrirardelli 60% cacao. Use semi-sweet if if you prefer it slightly sweeter)
  • flaky sea salt for light dusting on top

Instructions

  1. Recommended: freshly re-roast the almonds for extra flavor: Place almonds in an even layer on ungreased baking sheet and bake at 350F on middle rack for 10-15 minutes or until aromatic and toasted. This step is optional, but it brings out the best flavor in the almonds.
  2. Place almonds and chocolate chips in Crockpot on low for 1 hour, without opening lid. Stir well until chocolate is completely smooth and melted.
  3. Drop mixture by spoonfuls onto a large sheet of wax paper or parchment. Lightly sprinkle a bit of flaky sea salt on top of each cluster. Let cool completely before serving. Chill in fridge for quicker setting. Clusters keep well in airtight container at room temp. 

Notes

Can be frozen in airtight container for a month or longer. 

Yield amount is approximate, depending on how small/large clusters are.

If you enjoyed this recipe, please come back and give it a rating ♡

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 233
  • Sugar: 10.8 g
  • Sodium: 39.3 mg
  • Fat: 17.6 g
  • Carbohydrates: 16.4 g
  • Protein: 6.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
  • Author: Chew Out Loud
  • Category: dessert
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: Homemade chocolate almond clusters, chocolate almonds


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15 comments

    • Susan Dubose

    A simple, delicious, and cost-effective way to hand out holiday treats

      • chewoutloud

      Super happy you liked these, Susan!

    • Nimra khan

    The recipe looks so delicious and yummy. It’s so easy to make, I will definitely try it this weekend for my husband.

    • Mae

    This crockpot chocolate almond cluster looks irresistible! I love simple, easy, yet delicious recipes!

    • Kuntala Bhattacharya

    Chocolaty and yummy. My son will love them. In the holidays we will try to prepare some of them

    • Millie

    You hit all the right buttons for me – chocolate, almonds and easy! I can’t wait to try it.

    • Jody

    This looks just amazing and seems like an easy one to make! I will be trying this very soon!

    • Mosaic Murals

    This looks soooo good!!! I would love to try it out for Christmas, i will let you know how it goes.

    • Kileen

    This looks so yummy and so simple to make too! I would love to try and make this!

    • Karly

    I swear crockpots are real life magic. I mean come on, how simple and perfect and delicious can it get!? TOTALLY trying this soon!

      • chewoutloud

      Hope you love these, Karly! I’m a dark chocolate AND almond lover, so it was seriously love at first bite for me 😉 Merry Christmas 🙂

    • Anna Hatridge

    This is a great idea for getting more done in less time. Love it.

      • chewoutloud

      Agreed! Hope you love them. Thanks for being here today and Merry Christmas 🙂

    • Lynn

    These look wonderful. Cannot wait to try them.

      • chewoutloud

      Hope you love them, Lynn! Thanks for coming over today 🙂

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