Dark Chocolate-Covered Almonds with Sea Salt

Crispy and creamy combine in this Dark Chocolate-Covered Almonds Recipe with Sea Salt. You’ll enjoy the creamy chocolate coating over raw, crunchy almonds. This is another low-carb, keto-friendly recipe to add a sweet treat to a low-carb diet.

A black plate is topped with chocolate covered almonds.

I saw a bag of chocolate-covered almonds recently and I was like, I can totally make that. So you know what? I did!

These dark chocolate-covered almonds are so easy to make, and might I say, even easier to eat.

It’s good to have some go-to healthy sweet treats. I think for me, I love to have a little something sweet after dinner, but I have some criteria to meet. I want my sweet treats to be:

  • Fulfilling
  • Chocolate
  • Not too filling — don’t go for the bloat
  • Sweet, but not too sweet
  • Something to ease my pallet being done with food for the evening.

How’s that for a list? I like it! But the thing is, it’s not always easy to find the perfect sweet treat. Sometimes I’ll make my Vegan Chocolate Chia Pudding recipe or maybe even have a banana with a couple of dark chocolate chips.

Now I can add to my list these vegan dark chocolate-covered almonds. It’s amazing how satisfying it is to have a few of these.

Chocolate covered almonds sit on a pan coated with cocoa powder.

Why This Recipe is a Winner

  • Using dark chocolate adds an undeniable rich flavor that makes these almonds irresistible
  • Raw almonds or toasted, either way, chocolate, and almonds are the perfect flavor combination
  • Cocoa powder makes a great coating

Also, this recipe doesn’t require any special instruments or baking tools. In fact, it doesn’t even require an oven.

Of course, you could toast the almonds before coating them in chocolate, but I enjoyed these vegan dark chocolate-covered almonds with raw almonds coated as is! Besides, it made them even easier to make.

Are Chocolate-Covered Almonds Healthy?

Yes, dark chocolate-covered almonds are a healthy treat. Here are some of the nutritional elements found in almonds:

  • Fiber
  • Biotin
  • Vitamin E
  • Manganese

These are just the highlights. There are a lot of nutritients from almonds. I definitely add a few almonds to my diet every day now.

Dark Chocolate is Healthy

Here’s some of the nutritional elements found in dark chocolate:

  • Fiber
  • Iron
  • Magnesium
  • Copper.

I happen to love cocoa powder — I drink it like tea, by adding a teaspoon to a cup of hot water. It’s delicious! You can check out my recipe for Green Tea Infused Skinny Hot Cocoa. It’s my favorite go-to winter drink.

However, the same components in cocoa powder can also be found in the dark, semi-sweet chocolate used in this recipe.

Of course, it’s worth noting that there with any indulgence, it’s good to pay attention to the amount you eat. I’ve certainly had to learn this over the years, that even when you’re eating healthy, plant-based foods, you can still eat too much of it if you’re not careful.

What You Need

You can find the full printable recipe, including ingredient quantities, below. But first, here are some explanations of ingredients and steps to help you make this recipe perfect every time.

  • Lemon — We’ll use both the zest and the juice of the lemon.
  • Oats — I used rolled oats for this recipe, but you can substitute instant oats.
  • Chia — We’ll add some ground chia seeds to create a thicker texture. You can use whole chia seeds; I just prefer ground because it creates a smoother finished texture.
  • Syrup — I used maple syrup, but you can substitute agave nectar.
  • Milk — We’ll use almond milk for the best overnight oats! Substitute your favorite plant-based milk.
  • Yogurt — I love adding some plant-based yogurt (plain, unsweetened) for an even more tangy flavor.
  • Protein Powder — I add some vanilla protein powder for increased flavor and nutrients. If your protein powder is not sweetened, you may want to add an extra teaspoon or two of sweetener.
  • Cornstarch — We’ll use cornstarch to thicken the lemon curd topping.
  • Turmeric — A pinch of turmeric makes that lemon curd sunny yellow.
  • Sugar-Free Dark Chocolate Chips
  • Extra virgin coconut oil
  • Unsweetened Cocoa Powder (Or cacao powder)
  • Swerve, stevia, or Truvia
  • Coarse sea salt
  • Raw almonds

How to Make Chocolate-Covered Almonds

It’s easy to make this chocolate almond recipe. All you need are these ingredients: dairy-free chocolate chips, coconut oil, cocoa powder, stevia, sea salt, and raw almonds.

Combine the dark chocolate chips and coconut oil in a microwave-safe bowl. Heat in 30-second increments until the chocolate is soft and able to be stirred. Stir until creamy.

In a separate bowl stir together the cocoa powder, stevia, and salt.

Drop the raw almonds in the dark chocolate and then immediately follow that by rolling them in the cocoa powder mixture. Transfer to a tray lined with waxed paper. Once all the almonds are coated, transfer the tray to the fridge so the chocolate can set.

Marly’s Tips

  • Use a fork to dip the almonds in the melted chocolate so you can tap off any excess chocolate before transferring to the cocoa powder mixture
  • If you want double dipped chocolate almonds, allow the chocolate to set then dip again before rolling in the cocoa powder mixture
  • For sugar-free chocolate almonds, I used Lilly’s Dark Chocolate Stevia Sweetened Chocolate Chips
  • You could add a sprinkle of cinnamon to the cocoa powder topping for a change in flavor.
  • If you prefer a crunchier almond, could toast the almonds for about 5 minutes in an oven heated to 300F before coating them in chocolate
  • You could try different nuts, or combine several together in one batch
  • I love coconut so I could see adding a little bit of finely shredded coconut instead of rolling the finished product in cocoa powder.

Low-Carb Desserts

These Vegan Dark Chocolate Covered Almonds are a perfect lightly sweet treat. Here’s the nutritional estimate based on the current recipe:

Calories: 107 Carbs: 8g Protein: 3g Fat: 9g Fiber: 4g Net Carbs: 4g

Chocolate covered almonds on a pan covered with cocoa powder.

More Chocolate-Coated Treats

If you love vegan chocolate treats, check out these yummy chocolate-coated treats:

A plate full of dark chocolate covered almonds with cocoa powder sprinkled all around it.

Vegan Dark Chocolate-Covered Almonds

Enjoy the healthy phytonutrients in these Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Almonds as a snack, or served with popcorn for movie night, too.
5 from 1 vote
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 12
Calories: 107kcal



  • Place a piece of wax paper on a baking pan. 
  • Place dark chocolate and coconut oil in a microwave-safe bowl. Heat for one minute. Put a plate or lid on top of the bowl and set aside until the chocolate has melted.
  • In a small bowl, combine the cocoa powder, sweetener, and sea salt. Stir to combine.
  • Once the chocolate is melted, stir to make sure there aren't any lumps. Then drop the almonds in the melted chocolate, in batches of 4 to 5 pieces at a time. Stir to coat each almond. Then use a fork to transfer almonds to the cocoa mixture. 
  • Once almonds are thoroughly coated with both the melted dark chocolate and cocoa powder mixture, place them on the prepared pan and place the pan in the fridge to allow the chocolate to set. Repeat until all the almonds have been coated.
  • Once the chocolate sets, transfer to a sealed container. Keep refrigerated.

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*If you don’t have sweetener, you can substitute coconut sugar.
Calories: 107kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 194mg | Potassium: 111mg | Fiber: 4g | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 0.8mg

The nutrition information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator and should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

Whatever vegan chocolate almond recipe you’re creating, enjoy!

3 Responses to Dark Chocolate-Covered Almonds with Sea Salt

  1. Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyLeona Reply

    5 stars
    I love almonds and chocolate. This looks good!

  2. Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyCandy Reply

    Allergic to chocolate. How about Carob? How can store bought Vegan Carob dots be melted without making a mess?

    • Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyMarly

      I’ll be honest, I’m not a big fan of Carob so I haven’t worked with it much. I have noticed that it doesn’t melt very easily. Did you know they have a vegan white chocolate? Why not try that and make a white chocolate covered almonds? I bet it would be SO good! 🙂

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