Celebrating Chocolate and Almonds Day: 12 Things You Can Do with it

Food.

If Halloween left you with a sweet hangover, November 7 may just be the cure for you. Today, join the world in celebrating Bittersweet Chocolate and Almonds Day.

Made from 35% chocolate liquor, cocoa butter and sometimes vanilla, Bittersweet Chocolate is essentially sweetened dark chocolate. It contains less sugar than other chocolate varieties and has been found to have several health benefits.

Equally if not more beneficial are Almonds. Versatile and tasty, almonds contain a ton of nutrients. A brain food, it even helps lower bad cholesterol and blood sugar, among other things.

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via Boston Common Coffee

Definitely not just a delicious treat, this powerful combination packs a healthy punch. So, indulge without the guilt. Satisfy your craving by sinking your teeth into these delectable chocolate almond concoctions.

 

1. Bittersweet Chocolate Almond Bars

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Choose from bake or no bake varieties. These delicious bars are not just a feast for eyes but also for your tummy.

 

2. Chocolate Chunk Cookies with Almonds

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via Whole Living

Go for the healthier chocolate chip cookie. Use bittersweet chocolate and add in some almonds. Wash it all down with a glass of milk – make it almond or chocolate, just to go with the theme.

 

3. Chocolate and almond brownies

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Who doesn’t love brownies? Just substitute cashews with almonds and you’re all set.

 

4. Flourless Chocolate Almond cake

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via Laurens Latest

Don’t just have your cake and eat it too. Have your chocolate cake with almonds and finish a slice or two.

 

5. Almond Chocolate Bark

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via Flickr

Now, this is the type of bark you’ll surely want to eat. Store in a jar, wrap with a pretty bow and share.

 

6. Almond Chocolate Biscotti

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via Flickr

You already know that even a regular biscotti pairs great with a hot cup of coffee. Try an almond chocolate variety and enjoy with a latte.

 

7. Raspberry Chocolate Almond Torte

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via Flickr

Add some fruity flavor to your dessert. Top your Chocolate Almond Torte with fresh raspberries.

 

8. Matzo Toffee

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via Flickr

This Passover favorite will certainly make for a great Bittersweet Chocolate and Almond day treat.

 

9. Chocolate Almond Parfait

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Create your own healthy and yummy parfait. Chocolate, Almonds, your favorite cereal and scoops of yogurt — simply perfect!

 

10. Peanut-butter filled Chocolate Almond Macaron

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via Flickr

It’s a peanut butter cup the way the French would eat it.

 

11. Peach Almond Tart

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via Flickr

Be a peach and bake some fresh peaches into your chocolate almond tart.

 

12. Chocolate Almond Cluster

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via Flickr

Easy to make, these rich, creamy and crunchy clusters will surely hit the right spot.

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