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Almond Hot Chocolate & Chocolate Dipped Almonds

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Almond Hot Chocolate

  • 6 ounces bittersweet or semi-sweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon unsweetened cocoa, plus more for garnish
    Almond Hot Chocolate & Chocolate Dipped Almonds
  • 2 cups almond milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Chocolate-Covered Almonds (recipe below)

Place the chocolate and cocoa in a mixing bowl. Bring almond milk to a boil in a saucepan. Pour over chocolate and cocoa and whisk well to melt and make frothy. Stir in vanilla. If available, use a hand blender or hand mixer to make it even more frothy on top. Pour into mugs and serve immediately. Dust with cocoa to garnish and serve with Chocolate-Covered Almonds.

Makes 4 Servings

Chocolate-Covered Almonds

  • 1/2 cup almonds, roasted
  • 2 ounces bittersweet or semi-sweet chocolate, chopped

Place a metal bowl with chocolate on top of one inch of water in a small saucepan. Bring water to a low simmer; stir chocolate until melted. Remove pan from heat. Working quickly, dip half of each almond in melted chocolate. Let dry on waxed paper, and serve.

Makes 2 Servings

Hot Chocolate (per serving): Calories 278, Cholesterol 0 mg, Total Fat 15 g, Fiber 4 g, Saturated Fat 7.9 g, Calcium 168 mg, Monounsaturated Fat 4.7 g, Magnesium 85 mg, Polyunsaturated Fat 1.6 g, Sodium 77 mg, Carbohydrate 36 g, Potassium 378 mg, Protein 6 g Vitamin E 4.4 mg* * Total Alpha-Tocopherol Equivalents
Chocolate-Covered Almonds (per serving): Calories 168, Cholesterol 0 mg, Total Fat 13 g, Fiber 3 g, Saturated Fat 3.2 g, Calcium 47 mg, Monounsaturated Fat 7 g, Magnesium 64 mg, Polyunsaturated Fat 2.2 g, Sodium 2 mg, Carbohydrate 12 g, Potassium 177 mg, Protein 4 g, Vitamin E 4.7 mg* * Total Alpha-Tocopherol Equivalents

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