Nothing says I love you like something sweet for your significant other. By sweet I mean something chocolatey, and even better if it is pair with salt. I often wonder what salt and sugar make such an alluring pair. Maybe it is because opposites attract but balance each other out. My hubby and I don’t do big gestures for Valentine’s Day. I’m not the romantic type, my husband is, but me…not so much.
I would prefer a day of relaxation, no cooking, cleaning, or taking care of anyone. That is my idea of a great gift. Or maybe that relaxing day combined with a day at the spa. Or better yet a relaxing day of not lifting a finger at a spa eating chocolate! Ok did I mention chocolate? Check out these Salted Dark Chocolate Almonds. They say dark chocolate is good for you so if you don’t think about how many you eat maybe you can say they are good for you.
- 1 cup Semisweet Chocolate Chips
- 2/3 cup whole Almonds
- 1/8 tsp Sea Salt
- Line cookie sheet with parchment paper.
- Melt chocolate by microwaving for 1 minute stirring and repeating until chocolate is smooth and melted.
- Place half the almonds in chocolate and stir to coat.
- Lift out a tablespoonful at a time and place on prepared sheet.
- Sprinkle with sea salt.
- Add remaining almonds and repeat process.
- Allow to set.
Now really how hard can that be? Not to mention there will be no guessing what is in the center! Ok I do have one tip for you. Have you ever melted chocolate in the microwave before. Oh you have? Ok well I hadn’t (past tense). For Christmas my daughter and I made some amazing chocolate pretzel snaps but unfortunately I lost a whole bag of chocolate to over cooking it. When you over cook chocolate it becomes hard and not creamy. Umm….I don’t think I’ve ever left chocolate out in the sun and it has turned hard. However leave it too long in the microwave and that is exactly what is going to happen!
What is your favorite salt and sweet treat?