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Cocoa Dusted Dark Chocolate Coated Almonds

I split the almonds into 2 batches. One batch was dusted with cocoa powder and fleur de sel (for cocoa lovers only). The second batch was dusted with cocoa powder, fleur de sel and a little coconut palm sugar to make these heart healthy treats more kid-friendly.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
Servings 1 1/2 cups


  • 3.5 ounces organic dark chocolate I used Trader Joe's 73% cacao super dark
  • 1 1/2 cups dry roasted unsalted almonds
  • 1/2 cup sifted high quality unsweetened cocoa I used Scharffen Berger purchased from Home Goods, a discount store
  • fleur de sel optional
  • organic coconut palm sugar optional


  1. Break dark chocolate into pieces and place in a small bowl. Heat for one minute on high in the microwave. Stir. Heat another minute and stir. Chocolate should be just melted. Alternatively, melt in double boiler.
  2. Toss almonds with melted chocolate until evenly coated.
  3. Place cocoa in a small bowl. If desired, add a pinch of fleur de sel and coconut palm sugar to taste. Add a large spoonful of almonds to the bowl of cocoa and toss gently with a dry spoon, being sure to separate almonds so each almond is coated with cocoa. Remove to a plate and let chocolate dry. Repeat until all almonds are dusted with cocoa.