Almond and chocolate heaven

Hey peeps

Yesterday I was perusing the internet and I saw that Marijke made some almond chocolate fudgy bars. They sounded amazing and I had all the ingredients to hand, so I went for it!

First I roasted some almonds (took about 15 mins in a low oven- shaking the tray every now and then).

And then I whizzed them up in the food processor.

Along with some dark chocolate.

I used Waitrose soft dates (these are soooooo yummy) and dark chocolate dreams instead of regular nut butter- thought it would go.

Then out came the nuts, in went the dates and pb, then after it was whizzed for a bit, the nuts went back in again. Yum.

Dollop it onto a lined brownie pan.

Then smooth down andΒ refrigerate.

Then cut into bars and enjoy πŸ™‚

I had one last night and it was delish- the crunch from the almonds is lovely and they are so rich and fudgy.

The rest are wrapped in cling film for another day.

On holiday I bought some of these (excuse the awful photo!)

Dark chocolate covered almonds (from Disney!) and they are lovely! So after eating the packet (and not being able to get any in the UK) I decided to attempt my own.

Roasted almonds in a bowl (one cup), dark chocolate melted in the microwave (probably around 40g?).

Mix it all up in a bowl.

Spread out on a baking tray and leave to set.

Put into a jar and try to make them last longer than a day! πŸ™‚ Mine are not as shiny as the shop bought ones, but are in big chunks and taste so good!

I never used to like almonds, but at the moment I think they are my favourite nut! And with chocolate they are amazing.

What combinations do you like?

This morning I did a 10 mile run- it took me 1 hr 49, which I was pleased with as I think on my GSR entry form I put my estimated finish time as 1hr50. I made sure I started off really slow, and that helped as I was more consistent for the whole run. Plus my batteries lasted on the mp3 for the whole run- phew.

I made a lovely almond chai latte- heated some almond milk, used my tea strainer thing filled with Whitards cinnamon chai (which is just spices, no tea) and then enjoyed.

Yum! It went very frothy and was delicious. Mmmmmm. πŸ™‚

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14 thoughts on “Almond and chocolate heaven”

  1. Mmm, both the fudgy bars & the chocolate almonds look amazing! πŸ™‚ my favourite chocolate covered nuts are brazil nuts, my Mum, my Grandma & I always used to give each other boxes of them at Christmas as we all love them πŸ™‚ almonds are the nut I seem to snack on plain the most though, not really sure how that happened – I used to eat Brazils all the time!

  2. Congratulations on the run – you’re going to do really well in your race πŸ™‚
    I love almonds too – they’re fighting it out with cashews to be my favourite. I love anything covered in chocolate as well, although I’ve never really got the chocolate and lime thing.

  3. This post has me on delicious food overload – those bars sound like my idea of heaven.

    Dark chocolate covered anything is a winner with me – I still want to try chocolate covered dates and see if they are as enticingly sickly as they sound πŸ˜‰


    1. I never have tried those, but I do like dates with peanut butter. I bet it would be nice , but very rich with chocolate.

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