Caramelized Almond Chocolate Bark

Caramelized Almond Chocolate Bark

Caramelized almond chocolate bark is 100% my favorite treat to make – and gift – this time of year. It’s so simple and delicious that it’s pretty much IMPOSSIBLE to resist. I mean, sugary caramelized almonds + a rich robe of melted, salty chocolate… Does it get any better?!

Caramelized Almond Chocolate Bark

Caramelized Almond Chocolate BarkPlus, caramelizing almonds will make your kitchen seriously smell better than any rose ever could. For reals!

Caramelized Almond Chocolate BarkAnd in case you’re like me and are still throwing together last minute gifts of the edible variety, this little bark project takes less than 45 minutes start to finish, and most of that time in non-active ;)

Caramelized Almond Chocolate Bark

Caramelized Almond Chocolate Bark – Baker by Nature 

Ingredients:

1 1/4 cups whole, unsalted almond

1/2 cup brown sugar

1 tablespoon butter

1 tablespoon water

6 ounces semi-sweet chocolate, chips or bars cut into chunks will both work fine

1 tablespoon coconut oil or canola oil

1 teaspoon sea salt

Instructions: 

Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat; add sugar, almonds and  water. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, 7-8 minutes or until sugar melts and nuts are golden brown. Watch closely to prevent burning!!! Remove from heat and quickly spread onto waxed paper; cool completely.

While the nuts are cooling, melt your chocolate! I usually do this right before I’m going to pour it over the nuts so it doesn’t firm back up.

Place chocolate and oil in a small microwaveable bowl and microwave on low in 20 second intervals, stirring in between, until chocolate is completely melted; whisk smooth.

Pour chocolate over cooled nuts, spreading it evenly and smoothing the top as much as possible. Sprinkle with sea salt, then transfer to the refrigerator to cool for at least 30 minutes.

Once cooled, break (or chop with a sharp knife) into small pieces. Try not to eat it all yourself in one sitting… which is SO easy to do :)

Break clusters of nuts into pieces. Store in container with tight-fitting lid.

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20 Responses to Caramelized Almond Chocolate Bark

  1. I’m crazy (!!) about almonds so this bark looks perfect for my almond loving soul. Have a great holiday girl!

  2. I just posted a bark recipe this morning too! I love how quick and easy they are to prepare. This one looks great! Those caramelized almonds – yum!

  3. I want this right now!!! My favorite ingredients!

  4. I love bark recipes – so easy and delicious! :)

    Hope you have a wonderful holiday, Ashley!

  5. That’s my kind of bark! Yumminess. :)

  6. OMG, Ashley – Holiday food porn at it’s finest. This bark looks soooooooo good!

  7. This sounds amazing! I’d love to make it with cashews, they are my all time favorite nut!

  8. I have actually never had caramelized almonds! But they sound divine…especially with chocolate. Anything with chocolate= yum in my face, but especially this almond chocolate bark!

  9. An almond lover here. Though I’ve never had caramelized almonds – add that to chocolate sounds like a winner. Love this.

  10. Tieghan says:

    Caramelized almonds!! Oh I am so all over this!

  11. I would love a box of this! Sounds amazing. Merry Christmas :)

  12. I remember making almond bark with my mom during the holidays – it was always a Christmas favorite! This sounds so good. Have a Merry Christmas! (Pinning!)

  13. Caramelized almonds sound heavenly. This looks like the perfect gift!

  14. Ahhh what a bummer that I’ve just finished wrapping all of my homemade edible presents, because I would have loved to include this bark! It looks and sounds delicious!
    Merry Christmas! x

  15. Gorgeous bark, girl! Best wishes to you and yours for a Christmas holiday that is both merry and bright! xo

  16. Francisco says:

    Wow, awesome weblog. And Merry Christmas!

  17. Just mouthwatering. Beautiful job! This looks absolutely perfect and delicious! Keep sharing. Thank you for sharing.

  18. This bark is insane. I love it! Oh and it would make the perfect Christmas gift.
    bravo for using salt!
    Pinning!

  19. Caramelized almonds + chocolate sound like a match made in heaven!

  20. now all i want in this world are caramelized almonds!

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