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Chocolate Almond Clusters (Vegan)

Jaggery sweetened chocolate almond clusters - just 4 ingredients, subtle sweetness, rich chocolate taste!!

Course: nuts, snacks
Cuisine: American, Indian
Keyword: chocolate almond
Author: Swetha Sivakumar
  • 1.25 cups Almonds
  • 0.5 cup Jaggery syrup
  • 0.25 cup Cocoa Powder (I used Trader Joe's brand)
  • 0.25 cup Fine blanched Almond Flour (I used Trader Joe's brand)
  1. Roast almond in a 350F / 180C oven 6-8 minutes until they are crunchy.

  2. Create jaggery syrup by adding jaggery chunks and water (just enough to submerge) and let it boil. After all the jaggery dissolves in water, strain it with a cheesecloth or tea filter to remove any dirt particles.

  3. In a saute' pan, on medium heat, add jaggery syrup, almonds, cocoa powder and almond flour. Stir until they come together in a thick sauce. Switch off and cool.

  4. Once the pan cools to touch, take chunks containing 3-4 almond together, press lightly and set aside. 

  5. Once it cools completely, store in an airtight container.

Recipe Notes

It is important to use good quality cocoa powder for vegan dishes. Use cocoa powder that has extra cocoa butter in it (like Trader Joe's brand). This allows the powder to be less bitter and thus be tasty even without any milk.