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Chocolate almond clusters | Easy valentines day recipes

Chocolate almond clusters or chocolate almond drops with sea salt just 4 ingredients to make this beautiful, delectable Valentine's day treat.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Resting time10 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Servings: 16 clusters

Ingredients

  • 1 cup chocolate chips I used semi sweet
  • 1/4 cup almonds roasted
  • 1/4 cup raisin
  • 2 pinches of sea salt optional

Instructions

  • Take one shallow bowl, that can fit over the top of a boiling pot. The bowl should be dry without water or moisture. Gather all ingredients needed.
  • Heat little water in the boiling pot and bring to boil. Place the bowl over it. It should not touch the water below as heat will be too much to melt the chocolate. Though I have used glass, I recommend metal bowl.
  • Put chocolate chips in it. Wait for a minute. No need to stir now, just leave it as such un-disturbed.
  • The chips in the sides will start to soften. Do not let all the chips to get softened. Take out once the chips in the outer starts to get softened.
  • Take off from heat and mix to melt the rest of the chips. If you touch the chocolate mixture, it should be warm to touch, if not, you can heat a little more so that the chips melt.
  • The chocolate should look silky smooth and glossy.
  • Add roasted almonds, raisin and fold in.
  • In a tray lined with parchment, spoon and drop about 1 tbsp of the chocolate mixture.
  • Sprinkle some sea salt over it. If the chocolate is melt in correct temperature, it should set in room temperature itself as it cools down. But you can just fasten the process by putting inside fridge for about 10 mins.

Notes

  • You can use milk chocolate chips, dark chocolate chips anything you like.
  • Longer inside fridge, it will be not sticky as you take out.  It depends on how much you correctly melt the chocolate too. If it is over melted/ use high heat, the chocolate will easily melt as you take out from fridge.
  • You can drop these clusters in muffin liners if you want.