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Almond clusters are the perfect last minute treat to make this week! 3 ingredients and 10 minutes of time is all you need to make this easy candy recipe for the holidays! It’s a great food gift idea.
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Easy Almond Clusters
Do you give homemade treats for Christmas? Every year, I make tons of goodies for teachers and school staff, for neighbors and friends. I dream up new recipes for each of the grandparents and wrap up tins of cookies and candy and fudge, just for them.
This year, I am going to spend Christmas week baking what I want to make. Snowballs and blossom cookies, sugar cookies and toffee…and almond clusters!
Why you’ll love this recipe
These EASY Almond Clusters have only 3 ingredients. Sure, the sprinkles make it 4 ingredients, but they’re optional. Either way, did I mention they’re easy? The take less than 10 minutes of prep time and they taste way better than anything you’d get in the candy aisle.
Ingredients in Chocolate Almond Clusters
3 ingredients are all you need to make homemade Christmas candy. I’m not joking about how easy these are, I even made a video to prove it (see below).
- Chocolate chips – Use your favorite brand, or use baking chocolate or melting chocolate (like almond bark). Milk chocolate works, and so does semi-sweet chocolate.
- Vegetable oil – I often have trouble with melting chocolate chips, especially in winter. They get too hot or they’re old and they seize while baking. I always add a little oil or shortening to them before heating, and it helps the chocolate melt smoothly.
- Almonds – You can use raw almonds, roasted almonds, or salted, anything you like.
How to make Chocolate Covered Almond Clusters
- Melt chocolate in 30 second increments in the microwave, stirring between each.
- Once it’s melted, just stir in the almonds.
- Place the candy in mini muffin pans. I use cupcake liners for easy removal. You can even gift them in the liners if you want. You can even place the muffin liners on a baking sheet instead of doing this in a muffin pan.
Literally 10 minutes between you and homemade almond clusters for the holidays. What are you waiting for??
I love using chocolate chips but you can also use candiquik or almond bark or melting chocolate. Or baking chocolate too.
Store these in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks. I don’t recommend freezing them.
You can also use a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and just use two spoons to scoop them onto the sheet. Or line the cookie sheet with muffin liners.
Easy 3 Ingredient Almond Clusters Recipe
- 1 cup chocolate chips milk, dark, semi-sweet, or a combination
- 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
- 1 cup Blue Diamond Almonds
- Sprinkles optional
- Line a mini muffin pan with mini muffin liners.
- Place chocolate chips and vegetable oil in a medium microwave safe bowl. Heat on high power in 30 second increments, stirring between each, until the chocolate is melted and smooth (about 1 1/2 to 2 minutes). Stir in almonds.
- Scoop clusters of almonds into each mini muffin liner. Sprinkle with sprinkles, if desired. Chill until set.
- Serve or package with or without the muffin liner! Store in an airtight container for up to 1 week (longer if you chill them).
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Last Updated on November 29, 2022
Could I use Lily’s chocolate and coconut oil to make them keto?