Chocolate and raspberry covered almonds // Perfect for Valentine’s Day
Valentine’s Day is almost here and while it is just like any other Wednesday for me, then I know that some of you like to celebrate and spoil you partner and loved ones a little on this day, so I have put together this super easy and beyond delicious Valentine’s inspired recipe for you guys ♥
This pink treat have a core of crunchy toasted almonds that are covered with rich dark chocolate and a vibrant and flavorful layer of raspberry powder. They are so delicious that it is hard not to eat them all at once!
Make sure to check out my pink chocolate and berry flavored bliss balls as well ♥
2 deciliters (about 0.8 cup) almonds
100 grams chocolate (I used 70% cacao)
3 tablespoons freeze-dried raspberry powder
Start by preheating your oven o 150 c / 300 f. Place the almonds on a baking tray lined with parchment paper and roast the almonds in the preheated oven for about 15 minutes. Set the almonds aside to cool off while you melt the chocolate. Finely chop the chocolate, add half of it to the saucepan and melt it on low heat. Then take the saucepan off the heat, add the rest of the chocolate and stir until well until all of the chocolate has melted.
Allow the chocolate to set a little, you want it to be melted, but very thick. Then add in the almonds, stir well until they are covered in chocolate and use a fork to lift them out of the saucepan and gently shake off the excess chocolate before placing the chocolate covered almonds back on the parchment paper.
You can either roll the almond in the raspberry powder, which will give them a more powerful raspberry flavor or you can go for the easier option and simply sprinkle the almonds with the raspberry powder – they taste amazing either way!
Now all there is left is to allow the chocolate to set and then the almonds are ready to be enjoyed ♥