These decadent and antioxidant treats couldn’t be any easier! Dark Chocolate Almond Clusters are made in the slow cooker for a hands-off treat. Only a handful of ingredients and less than 10 minutes of prep time is all you need!
I am all about the easy and healthy chocolate recipes this time of year! While I love my traditional Peppermint Mocha Fudge and Chocolate Almond Fudge, the idea of making chunky clusters sounded that I can enjoy all month sounded so good.
The rich dark chocolate, almonds, almond butter, sea salt, and pomegranate arils provide the most perfect bite! Crunchy and perfectly sweetened, with a little punch of tang. The best part? All I had to do was throw all of my ingredients together in my slow cooker and walk away!
As a nutritionist, I love coming up with delicious treats that I can share with others. These are dark chocolate almond clusters are perfect! They are healthy and full of antioxidants from the dark chocolate, almonds, and pomegranate. A treat you can enjoy year round, and even a fun on-the-go snack.
How to make dark chocolate almond clusters
Here is what you will need to make these delicious treats:
- Dark chocolate
- Almond butter
- Roasted almonds
- Pomegranate arils
- Sea salt
That’s it! I bought a huge 1 lb bar of dark chocolate and chopped it up. From here, all I had to do was add the almond butter and roasted almonds. I set my slow cooker to low for 2 hours. I checked it around the 1 hour mark and gave it a good stir.
At about the 2 hour mark, I added in the pomegranate. I prepared 2 baking sheets that were lined with wax paper, and dropped spoonfuls of the mixture to let set and dry. Sprinkle with sea salt! You can either refrigerate or let it sit at room temperature to form clusters.
You can certainly adapt this recipe and make a few changes!
- Chocolate: I used dark chocolate (my favorite), but milk chocolate or even white chocolate would work
- Almonds: feel free to use peanuts or your favorite nut
- Almond butter: peanut butter or cashew butter
- Pomegranate: a fantastic sub for pomegranates is dried cranberries or cherries, especially since it’s difficult to find pomegranates during certain times of the year! You can also omit altogether.
Storing and serving
Store these clusters in an air tight container in the fridge or freezer. I personally prefer the freezer as they can last for several months this way. These make fantastic gifts to wrap up in cellophane! Or, as part of a dessert charcuterie.
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Slow Cooker Dark Chocolate Almond Clusters
Dark chocolate almond clusters come together with less than 10 minutes of prep time in the slow cooker! You'll love this hands off recipe that is so amazingly delicious and easy.
- 1 lb dark chocolate (roughly chopped)
- 3/4 cup almond butter
- 2 cups roasted almonds (roughly chopped)
- 1 cup pomegranate arils
- sea salt
Toss the chocolate, almond butter, and almonds into your slow cooker. Set on low for 2 hours. After 1 hour, check on the chocolate mixture and give it a good stir. It may even be perfectly melted and ready at the 1 hour mark!
While chocolate is cooking, line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
Toss in the pomegranate arils and stir. Drop by the spoonful the chocolate mixture on the parchment paper. Sprinkle with sea salt. Let sit at room temperature until hardened (about 1 hour), or transfer to the fridge for 30- 45 minutes until set.