Have you ever tried the Trader Joe’s Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Almonds? They’re unbelievably addictive! I’ve just made your obsession worse by sharing the recipe so you can make them at home with just 5 ingredients!
I am rarely, if ever, at a loss for what to say in a post. I usually have a story or an anecdote that connects the food to a memory and together that makes a recipe post. But today I’ve got nothing. Mainly because I never expected this recipe to turn out.
Or perhaps more accurately, a part of me didn’t want this recipe to turn out…
You see, I have a deep deep obsession with Trader Joe’s Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Almonds. For many years (at least 4) they easily be found as the definition of “life weakness”.
But fortunately I had a plan in place to not eat an entire box at once. It’s called “living in Canada”.
Canada has many things: free health care, a sexy prime minister, my family, but it doesn’t have Trader Joe’s. This is both a blessing and a curse. A blessing, because I can’t eat their Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Almonds all day and a curse because life without TJ’s is a sad sad life.
But I just couldn’t do it anymore. I couldn’t NOT attempt to make this recipe one more day. Every ounce of me wanted it to fail. I wanted to discover I couldn’t make them as delicious at home. But I was wrong. So so wrong.
I’m sorry for recreating the best recipe ever. I’m sorry for challenging your willpower. I’m sorry for what will inevitably be the demise of all of your future dessert recipes. Trader Joe’s made me do it…
- 2 cups raw, unsalted almonds
- 3.5 oz (100 grams) dark chocolate - I used 72%
- 1/2 cup dutch-processed unsweetened cocoa powder*
- 1/2 cup Turbinado sugar or coarse sugar granules
- 1 tbsp himalayan sea salt
- Melt dark chocolate in microwave or using a double-boiler on stovetop. Be sure not to burn.
- Add almonds to dark chocolate and coat well.
- In a separate bowl combine cocoa powder, turbinado sugar and sea salt. Stir to combine.
- Adding about 5-10 almonds at a time, add dark chocolate covered almonds to cocoa mixture and coat using hands. Do not add almonds all at once as they won't coat well and will create a mess.
- Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
- Repeat until all almonds are covered.
- Let sit out for 1 hour to dry.
Do you have a recipe that you never want to succeed at? Favorite thing from Trader Joe’s, GO!
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