I always have a bit of a sweet craving after a meal, are you the same? Today in partnership with Blue Diamond Almonds and their Crafted Gourmet line, I’m sharing an amazingly easy and delicious recipe for the perfect post-dinner treat that’s also fancy enough to serve at your next dinner party…
You’re going to love these! It’s super easy, no baking required, and the flavors are sophisticated and rich enough to serve to guests. They’re also low in sugar and full of healthy fats from the almonds and almond butter AKA way healthier than that pint of ice cream in the freezer. Keep them chilled and you’ll always have a midnight snack waiting for you!
I love entertaining with the Blue Diamond Crafted Gourmet Almonds. The flavors are all sophisticated and great for snacking and pairing with your favorite cheeses and fruits. This time, we used the Pink Himalayan Salt flavor in our dark chocolate cherry almond clusters which added the perfect amount of sea salt to balance the sweet flavors of the chocolate and dried tart cherries. Check out all the new flavors right here, do you have a favorite yet?
Dark Chocolate Cherry Almond Clusters
1 bag of Blue Diamond Crafted Gourmet Pink Himalayan Salt
1 bar of dark chocolate
Dried tart cherries (I love the new ones from Trader Joes)
Here’s how to make them:
Tear a piece of parchment paper and place on a cookie sheet. Make small clusters of almonds in little piles and spread out the piles like you would drop cookies.
Then add a dried tart cherry or two right in the middle.
A dollop of almond butter on each cluster is next.
Now it’s time for the dark chocolate. Chop your bar into small pieces and place over a double boiler (or place the chocolates in a glass bowl over a pot of simmering water). When the chocolate is melted, pour a spoonful over each cluster. I tried to leave bits of almonds and cherries showing so you can see what you’re eating.
Sprinkle a bit of sea salt on top, and then pop these in the freezer for about 20 minutes and they’re ready to eat! After you give them a flash freeze, you can remove them from the pan and place in a sealable bag but they’ll need to be kept in the freezer until eaten.