Crunchy almonds enrobed in the finest Swiss dark chocolate - perfect for a homemade gift at any time of the year. Plus it is vegan-friendly!
Ring the changes by swapping the almonds for hazelnuts or substituting half for plump and juicy raisins. If making this recipe for someone following a gluten free diet, always check the manufacturer's label to ensure your ingredients are free from gluten.
- 400 g Lindt EXCELLENCE 70% Cocoa Dark Chocolate, chopped
- 150 g almonds (see Tip)
Line a large baking sheet with greaseproof paper and set aside.
Put the chopped chocolate into a heat-proof bowl and set over a pan of barely simmering water. Stir until melted and smooth. Remove from the heat and leave to cool for 10 minutes.
Add the almonds and stir until completely coated.
Pour over the prepared baking sheet and, using a palette knife, spread into a large rectangle (about the size of an A4 sheet of paper).
Leave to set in a cool place (you can chill in the fridge to speed up the process but the chocolate may lose its gloss).
Break into shards (or leave as a giant slab) and wrap in pretty cellophane bags before tying with ribbons. Enjoy within 2 weeks.