Roasted almonds, dark chocolate, and homemade caramel come together in these dark chocolate caramel almond clusters that whip up in minutes for whenever that sweet tooth craving hits!
Are we all cookie-ed and generally all things sweet-ed out yet, guys? I’m absolutely not. My sweet tooth is running on ALL cylinders right now and I have no choice but to give it what it wants.
And that would currently be chocolate + caramel. In the form of dark chocolate caramel almond clusters. Eat. Repeat.
I sincerely hope you’re not over sweets yet either because I come bearing totally the simplest New Years Eve party finger food dessert in all the land.
Also the most addicting stuff EVER because salad doesn’t come a’knockin til January. 😛
And I refuse to open the salad door until January 1st. We have a solid four days of the sweet-palooza left and there’s still LOTS of cookies and chocolate yet to be eaten.
Like, seriously. My list of must-eat-sweets goes on for days, but it mostly consists of me eating these dark chocolate caramel almond clusters as many times as humanely possible.
Let’s put everything in bullet points, shall we? It makes everything so neat and orderly for the OCD inside all of us. I’m weird, moving on…
- Dark chocolate. Oh glory, I eat the stuff practically daily.
- Caramel. Simple, no-frills, and no candy thermometer-needed caramel sauce that will quite frankly change your life.
- Blue Diamond Lightly Salted Almonds. Oh, geez. Sweet ‘n’ salty lovers REJOICE!
What’s next? Mix caramel sauce into almonds. Drop into little clusters on parchment paper. Drizzle with waterfalls of dark chocolate. Chill for a little bit and your job is DONE here.
Go concentrate on those cocktails. *multiple winks*
Also, you should probably get your fat pants ready to do their duty. You are NOT going to be able stop eating these clusters and that’s just a fact.
A sad, sad fact that to be honest, I’m not really too sad about at the moment. 😉
Dark Chocolate Caramel Almond Clusters
- 1/4 cup butter
- 1/3 cup coconut sugar or brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons agave nectar
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3/4 cup Blue Diamond Lightly Salted Roasted Almonds
- 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips melted
- In a medium saucepan over medium heat, melt butter. Whisk in sugar and agave and bring mixture to a simmer, stirring occasionally until caramel is golden brown and slightly thickened. Remove from heat and stir in baking soda, vanilla, and almonds.
- Working quickly, use a cookie scoop to scoop almond/caramel mixture into 1-in clusters onto a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Drizzle clusters with melted dark chocolate and chill 30-60 minutes until clusters are firm. Enjoy!
This post is sponsored by Blue Diamond Almonds, however all opinions are completely mine alone. Thank you for supporting the brands that keep Whole and Heavenly Oven running!
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Kristine | Kristine's Kitchen says
I’m a little over the cookies right now, but dark chocolate and almonds are always welcome! These sweet little bites are calling my name! I bet they’d disappear all too quickly at a New Year’s party!
Nothing beats dark chocolate with nuts, right?? A nice little break from the holiday cookies. 😉 Thanks Kristine!
Oh yes! It doesn’t matter how many sweets I ate over Christmas, I always have room for chocolatey treat like this. And I love Blue Diamond almonds! These would be perfect for NYE. 🙂
Yes! There’s always room for more sweets if you ask me. 😉 Thanks for the kind words, Marcie!
Tracy | Baking Mischief says
I agree with you on the sweets. I say enjoy them guilt-free until January!!
These look so beautiful and simple! Definitely a perfect New Year’s Eve treat.
Haha! Thanks so much Tracy! You definitely need to try these clusters! 🙂
Cyndi - My Kitchen Craze says
I’m over sweets too, but I could always eat almonds and chocolate. These look delicious!! And a perfect treat for our NYE party! 🙂
Thanks Cyndi! These clusters would be the star at any NYE bash!
Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice says
Oh do these look good, Sarah! I love the combination of dark chocolate, caramel and almonds. Such a delicious sweet treat! And I KNOW that I would devour this all in no time. Love it!
Thanks Gayle! I’m glad I’m not the only one with a HUGE dark chocolate/almonds/nuts weakness!
I don’t think I’ll ever be over sweets. 🙂 There is nothing about this that I don’t like. Dark chocolate, caramel and nuts? Yum!
Yes! Sweets are totally needed all the time! 😉 Thanks Amanda!
aimee @ like mother like daughter says
caramel, chocolate and almonds sound amazing together in these almond clusters!!
It’s totally a trio of the BEST flavors ever! Thanks Aimee!
I’m definitely not tired of the sweets just yet! These little clusters look soooo good, Sarah! I have an entire container of those almonds just waiting to be used too 🙂
Aren’t those almonds soooo good, Danielle?? I can’t stop eating them!
Jen | Baked by an Introvert says
Oh wow, these clusters look delicious! I love the caramel and dark chocolate drizzle. I need these!!
Thanks so much Jen!! 🙂
Manali @ CookWithManali says
this looks downright addicting! awesome flavor combination Sarah!
They are SO addicting, Manali! You totally need to try them. 😉
Jess @ whatjessicabakednext says
I always have room for even more sweets and chocolate! These clusters look delicious and seriously addictive too! Love the gooey caramel, dark chocolate and crunchy almonds! 🙂
Sweets know no limits in December right?? 😉 Thanks for the sweet words, Jess! xoxo
Rachel @ Bakerita says
SWOON! These Dark Chocolate Caramel Almond Clusters are my kind of snack and I could pack down a few of them right now. Loving the drizzle 🙂
Wishing I could send you a few Rachel! My freezer is currently loaded with them and they’re totally teasing me! LOL. 😉