These homemade chocolate almond clusters are made with melted dark chocolate and toasted coconut to make an irresistible quick and easy snack or sweet treat! These Coconut Dark Chocolate Almond Clusters are super simple to make (as you can see in a step-by-step video below), and a total crowd pleaser!
Did you guys see that Oreo released a limited edition Dunkin’ Donuts Mocha flavored cookie??
Totally pulling a Mia Thermopolis here and thinking, ‘Shut up.’
Coffee, chocolate, and Oreos? Umm… I neeeed these in my life. Stat.
Do you know that episode in Friends where Phoebe is dating that psychiatrist who psycho-analyzes all of them? He says something to Monica like, “Remember, those cookies are just food, they aren’t love.”
I would like to wager a bet that these Mocha Oreos are in fact love at first bite. 😉
Perhaps the only thing that could possibly make these better (I say as if I’ve actually found them in store and tried them–everyone is seriously sold out!) would be coconut. Think about it–a layer of coconut sandwiched between layers of mocha?! Oreo, get at me.
Since I can’t get my hand on a bag of these, I’ll just have to make do with these Coconut Dark Chocolate Almond Clusters.
It’s really such a hardship… 😉
Toasted coconut might be one of my favorite things on this planet.
I could eat it by the handful, if given the opportunity, and would probably put it in every dessert if people wouldn’t get sick of it.
I’ve used it in these Mocha Coconut Caramel Ice Cream Sandwiches, Lemon Coconut Cake, and Toasted Coconut Blackberry Ice Cream (umm…you should make this ice cream…just throwing that out there).
In my personal and humblest opinion, it’s the toasted coconut that makes these almond clusters. Chocolate and almonds are pretty great together, sure, but let’s just think about this for a sec. Would you really choose a chocolate almond candy bar over a Mounds Bar or an Almond Joy?
I think we all know the answer to that one.
So this is honestly one of the easiest recipes in the world.
It’s only 3-ingredients, and takes no time to make. I think the most difficult aspect of this recipe is the fact it can take 30-ish minutes for the chocolate to set before they can be eaten (although, there would be absolutely no judgement from me if you dug in early and ate them with melty chocolate–I can’t tell you how I know, but they’re pretty fantastic that way as well).
First, you toast the coconut. Next, you mix melted chocolate and almonds together. Spoon them out into little, super cute clusters, and top them with the previously toasted coconut.
Coconut Dark Chocolate Almond Clusters.
- 3 cups whole almonds
- 12 oz dark chocolate
- 1 cup coconut
- In a medium pan over low-med heat, toast coconut for 4-5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from the heat once the coconut begins turning brown. Set aside.
- Melt chocolate in the microwave (30 second increments on 50% power, stirring after each hit) or over a double broiler.
- Mix almonds and chocolate together until almonds are well coated.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, and spoon out small clusters of chocolate almonds (you can make these as big or small as you would like--mine were about the size of 1 1/2 Tablespoons).
- Sprinkle each cluster with toasted coconut.
- Allow chocolate to set completely before eating, either on the counter or in the fridge.
- Store leftovers in an airtight container.
Medha @ Whisk & Shout says
These are so my kind of dessert! Minimal ingredients and so easy to throw together- love it 🙂