Easy Mexican Chocolate Almond Clusters

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Recipe: #41238

July 19, 2023

"I love chocolate and cinnamon! This is an easy recipe (my daughter can pretty much make this on her own). You can omit or cut back on the cayenne, if you're nervous about the heat (but we like it!). Don't forget to add in cooling time (about half an hour)."

Original is 12-16 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (44.5 g)
  • Calories 121.9
  • Total Fat - 9 g
  • Saturated Fat - 5.2 g
  • Cholesterol - 3.1 mg
  • Sodium - 9435 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 8.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 2.1 g
  • Sugars - 4.5 g
  • Protein - 1.5 g
  • Calcium - 20 mg
  • Iron - 2.3 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0 mg
  • Thiamin - 0 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Microwave Chocolate: Place the chopped chocolate and butter in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave the mixture on medium power for 30 seconds. Remove the bowl from the microwave and give it a stir. Repeat the process, microwaving for 20-30 seconds at a time and stirring in between until the chocolate and butter are fully melted and smooth.

Step 2

Add Cayenne, Vanilla & Cinnamon: Stir in the cayenne pepper, vanilla extract, and cinnamon into the melted chocolate mixture. Stir until well combined.

Step 3

Mix in the Almonds: Add the almonds to the chocolate mixture. Gently stir until all the almonds are well coated with the spiced chocolate.

Step 4

Form the Clusters: Using a spoon or a cookie scoop, drop small clusters of the chocolate-coated almonds onto a parchment-lined baking sheet. You can make them as large or as small as you like.

Step 5

Cool and Set: Allow the almond clusters to cool at room temperature for about 20-30 minutes until the chocolate sets.

Step 6

Serve and Store: Once the clusters have fully cooled and the chocolate has set, transfer them to an airtight container or store them in a cool place. They will keep well for several days.


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