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My indulgence: Chocolate Covered Almonds


Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Today's challenge is to share one of my 'go to' recipes.

Here's a fav I came up with when I just gotta have something sweet.
It's quick and easy, and very satisfying.

Chocolate Covered Almonds
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1 ounce of raw almonds
1 serving of chocolate chips

Melt chocolate chips in microwave.
Dip and cover each almond with the melted chocolate
and place on a plate sprayed with Pam.
Place in freezer.

Lick chocolate off fingers and scape the rest of the chocolate out of the bowl.
(Well, at least that's what I do!)

Leave them to freeze for half an hour or so.

(Remember to count the number of almonds and calculate your calorie count
PER ALMOND and enter it into your nutritional tracker. Better do it now!)

Once the almonds are frozen, place them ALL in a zip lock bag.
Store in freezer until the urge grabs ya.

When ya just have to have something sweet,
remove ONE chocolate covered almond from the bag
and stash the rest of them back in the freezer.

Place that ONE chocolate covered almond on a pretty plate or napkin.

Find a comfy place to sit.
(My fav place is an overstuffed chair near the window
that overlooks the pond and back yard.)

Before you cram it in your mouth, think about how yummy it's going to taste

Place it in your mouth, and let it sit on your tongue and begin to melt.

When you can't stand it any longer. . . . devour that sucker and
savor every morsel.

Remember to serve yourself only one chocolate covered almond at a time.

This way you'll have to MOVE IT when you want another one.

Not only does this satisfies my sweet tooth, but it gives a shot of protein as well.

If I eat the whole recipe, it's still not all that bad:
1 oz chocolate chips = 70 calories
1 oz raw almonds = 160 calories


This was the nutritional breakdown info on my last batch
Chocolate covered almonds
Submitted by: CATINCJ
Servings Per Recipe: 12
Amount Per Serving Calories: 12.8
Total Fat: 0.9 g
Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
Sodium: 0.0 mg
Total Carbs: 1.1 g
Dietary Fiber: 0.1 g
Protein: 0.3 g

Here's the link, and you can get your 3 points for a recipe today:
http://recipes.sparkpeople.c
om/recipe-detail.asp?recip
e=2328683

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Member Comments About This Blog Post:
LANACOTTA 1/10/2013 7:34AM

    What a great idea... but I could never stop at just one. *sigh*

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KARIDIAN1 1/8/2013 11:24PM

    So are you counting the licking the fingers and bowl? That sounds good too.

From one chocoholic to another.

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-VIXEN- 1/8/2013 9:51PM

    Sounds delish and I love the way you savor them! :)

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MSLZZY 1/8/2013 8:59PM

    Yum! Either way, you are a winner! Thanks for the
recipe link! HUGS!

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BLESSED2BEME 1/8/2013 3:45PM

    I love the way you wrote the recipe here! Thanks for sharing. I love both almonds and chocolate.

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NOLOOKINGBAK 1/8/2013 3:09PM

    http://shop.somersaultsnackco.com/D
utch-Cocoa/p/SOM-DCOCOA


Dutch cocoa Somersaults...to die for. The entire 1 oz bag (about 14 pieces) is 140 calories, high in protein, low in fat. Just thought I would share...your recipe sounds yummy!

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KALANTHA 1/8/2013 2:56PM

    That sounds GREAT!

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LOSINIT52 1/8/2013 2:50PM

    Sounds delicious. Once I am sure my willpower is back for good, I will give it a try. I will by the almonds and the chocolate chips from the bulk food section so that I am not tempted with the leftovers I seem to have a hard time resisting nuts. Thanks for the very complete instructions.
Have a great ay.

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WALLAHALLA 1/8/2013 2:45PM

    Sounds yummity! I love cinnamon covered almonds, and keep trying different recipes, but I can't seem to find one like the ones I get at the fair. I do enjoy the experimentation though!

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BIGPAWSUP 1/8/2013 2:37PM

    Awesome! And I will follow the eating instructions!

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