Sea Salt Chocolate Almond Clusters

by Alli

Sea Salt Chocolate Almond Clusters are perfect for the holidays or anytime you crave chocolate. You only need three ingredients to make these delicious clusters. 

During the holidays, I like to keep the ingredients on hand to make easy chocolate candy like these almond clusters or 2-Ingredient German Chocolate Fudge

Ingredients For Chocolate Almond Clusters (Find the full recipe card at the end of this post)

  • Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips (12 ounces)
  • Salted or Unsalted Almonds
  • Coarse Sea Salt

Ingredients You'll Need To Make Chocolate Almond Clusters - almonds, sea salt and chocolate chips

You’ll need the following items to make this delicious candy!

  • Parchment Paper
  • Large Baking Sheet 
  • 1-Inch Cookie Scoop
  • Medium Mixing Bowl

Directions For Making Sea Salt Almond Clusters

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

In a medium-sized microwave-safe bowl, add the chocolate chips and microwave for 2 minutes, pausing every 30 seconds to stir. Microwave until the mixture is smooth and creamy when stirred.

clear glass bowl full of melted semi sweet chocolate chips

Fold the almonds into the melted chocolate until they’re fully coated.

almonds and melted chocolate stirred together in glass mixing bowl

Using a 1-inch cookie scoop, fill the scoop until perfectly full and place on the prepared baking pan. Repeat until all the mixture has been used.

Chocolate Almond Clusters being scooped onto parchment lined baking sheet

Immediately sprinkle each cluster with a bit of sea salt. Place the clusters in the refrigerator for at least 20 minutes or until set. 

sea salt being sprinkled onto an almond cluster

Tips For Making Sea Salt Almond Clusters

If you leave the clusters at room temperature to harden, make sure the room is cool. If not, they will remain tacky. You can also use the freezer if you’re in a hurry. 

You can swap out the almonds for another favorite nut. Pecans are a great substitute. 

I used unsalted almonds because the sea salt adds enough saltiness for me. However, if you like things a touch saltier, use salted almonds. 

You can also make bigger clusters if preferred. For me, the 1-inch cookie scoop is the perfect size for these candies. The amount of clusters this recipe makes depends on the size of your cookie scoop. 

close up photo of hardened sea salt chocolate almond clusters in a white bowl

How To Store Chocolate Almond Clusters

These will keep in an airtight container in a cool area for about a week. You can store them in the refrigerator for a month, in an airtight container. They will keep for up to 2-3 months when stored in the same manner in the freezer.

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Sea Salt Chocolate Almond Clusters

Chocolate Almond Clusters With Sea Salt in a white bowl

You only need three ingredients to make delicious Chocolate Almond Clusters with Sea Salt.

Prep Time 7 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Additional Time 20 minutes
Total Time 29 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 Bag Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips (12 ounces)
  • 2 ⅓ Cups Salted or Unsalted Almonds (I use unsalted)
  • Coarse Sea Salt

Items Needed:

  • Parchment Paper
  • Large Baking Sheet
  • 1-Inch Cookie Scoop
  • Medium Microwave-Safe Bowl

Instructions

  1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a medium microwave-safe bowl, add the chocolate chips and microwave for 2 minutes, pausing every 30 seconds to stir. Microwave until the mixture is smooth and creamy.
  3. Add the almonds and fold them in until they’re fully coated.
  4. Using a 1-inch cookie scoop, fill the scoop until perfectly full and place the scoop of chocolate almond mixture on the prepared sheet. 
  5. Repeat until all the mixture has been used.
  6. Immediately sprinkle each cluster with a bit of sea salt.
  7. Place in the refrigerator for at least 20 minutes or until set.

Notes

  • If you leave the clusters out to harden at room temperature, they will definitely need a cooler room to harden. If not, they will remain tacky. You can also use the freezer if you're in a hurry.
  • You can swap out the almonds for another favorite nut. 
  • I use unsalted almonds because the sea salt adds enough saltiness for me.
  • You can make bigger clusters if preferred. I just found the 1-inch cookie scoop to make a perfect size.
  • Nutrition Information

    Yield

    21

    Serving Size

    1

    Amount Per Serving Calories 56Total Fat 4gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 3gCholesterol 0mgSodium 33mgCarbohydrates 4gFiber 1gSugar 2gProtein 2g

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