Salted Almond Chocolate Bars: the vegetarian, sugar-free dessert recipe you’ll love

Total time: 30 Min
Difficulty: Low
Serves: 8 people
By Cookist

These Salted Almond Chocolate Bars are perfect for any occasion. It’s a quick and easy dessert recipe that is gluten-free, vegetarian, and can be made vegan (see our tips below). Dark chocolate and milk chocolate are mixed to produce the perfect balance of bitter and sweet. The chocolate is mixed with whole almonds to create a crunchy, sweet treat.

It’s hard to believe you only need three ingredients for this recipe: chocolate, almonds, and salt. You can easily customize the recipe according to your liking, so make sure to check out our tips below for variations. Do you have unexpected guests? No worries, this treat comes together quickly!

How To Make Salted Almond Chocolate Bars

Set up a bain-marie or double boiler. Break the chocolate pieces into the glass bowl and heat. Stir until the chocolate has melted completely. Once the chocolate is melted completely (it should be smooth), add the almonds and stir through.

Pour the almond-chocolate mixture onto a baking sheet. Sprinkle with coarse sea salt and allow to cool and harden (this will take 15-20 minutes). Once the chocolate is hardened, use a wooden roller to break it up into pieces.


To set up a double boiler, you’ll need a medium-sized pot and a heatproof bowl (usually glass). Make sure that the bowl and pot fit nicely onto each other—the bowl should be resting on top of the pot (in other words it should be larger). Place water inside the pot (it should not touch the bowl) and place over medium heat.

If you want to make the bars less sweet, use only dark chocolate. If you want it sweeter, use more milk chocolate. If you prefer, you can use white chocolate too.

Don’t limit yourself to these ingredients, here are a few variations you can try:

  • Most nuts will taste great in these bars: hazelnuts, walnuts, cashews, macadamias, pistachios, or pecans.
  • To add more texture and variety, add other seeds: pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, and sesame will all work.
  • If you want a bit of chewiness, add chopped dried cranberries, apricots, or cherries. Candied citrus peel or crystalized ginger will also work well.
  • If you have a sweet tooth, add chopped peppermint candies, M&Ms, or peanut butter cups.
  • Make a matcha variation. Use white chocolate only, and use cashews instead of almonds. Sprinkle with black sesame seeds instead of salt.
  • Toast the almonds before you use them for a more intense nutty flavor.

How To Store Salted Almond Chocolate Bars

The Salted Almond Chocolate Bars can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 10 days. If you live in a hot and humid area, it’s best to refrigerate them!

Dark Chocolate
400 g
Milk chocolate
140 g
260 g (2 cups)
Sea salt
1 tbsp


Melt the chocolate in a bain-marie.

Add the almonds and stir.

Pour the mixture onto an oven tray with baking paper.

Add sea salt and cool for 15 minutes.

Break into several pieces.

Serve and enjoy!

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