Sea Salt Chocolate Almond Clusters

Don’t you just love chocolates? The ooey-gooey, creamy, and rich taste of chocolate is unmatched! You can use it to make anything! Milkshakes, smoothies, desserts, ice creams, and one-bite oatmeal bars. However, today I decided to make something a tad bit different than the regular chocolate desserts: I decided to make sea salt chocolate almond clusters!

a white ceramic bowl filled with sea salt chocolate almond clusters with almonds and chocolate chips scattered around

The best thing about this sea salt chocolate almond clusters recipe is that it only requires 3 ingredients. And all the ingredients are so basic that we usually have them in our kitchen cabinets or fridge at all times like chocolate chips and dry fruits.

Why We Love Sea Salt Chocolate Almond Clusters Recipe?

There are so many reasons for you to just fall in love with the sea salt chocolate almond clusters recipe! For starters, it’s so easy to make; you just need to mix and refrigerate. That’s right! There’s no cooking involved as it’s a no-bake recipe!

Did I mention that it only requires 3 ingredients? That’s the second reason to love this recipe! No running to the store to buy ingredients, no rummaging through aisles to find the right product, and no spending hours arranging the products on your kitchen counter.

Also, these sea salt chocolate almond clusters taste heavenly! The sweetness of chocolate, the nutty, woodsy, earthy, and toasty flavor of almonds, and the saltiness and unique crunch of the sea salt, all combine to give this snack a sweet and salty flavor.

But, there’s more! Apart from whipping up these delectable delicacies in less than 30 minutes, you can make them any time, any day, and for any occasion. Whether you’re looking for a lunchbox idea for your kids, a quick post-dinner dessert, something to take to a potluck supper, or if you’re simply craving something sweet, these sea salt chocolate almond clusters should be your go-to choice.

There’s no added sugar; just chocolates, almonds, and sea salt. Therefore, you can devour these chocolatey nutty clusters without any guilt!

a white ceramic bowl filled with sea salt chocolate almond clusters with almonds and chocolate chips scattered around and an open cluster showing almonds

Recipe Ingredients for Sea Salt Chocolate Almond Clusters

The 3 basic ingredients for this super quick and easy recipe are:

  • 1 Bag Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips: I used 12 ounces of semi-sweet chocolate chips for this recipe. However, you can use milk chocolate chips, dark chocolate chips, or just pieces of a chocolate bar to make these clusters.
  • 2⅓ Cups Almonds: To add a nutty crunch to the chocolate, the primary ingredient is almonds. You can use the salted ones or unsalted ones, based on your preference; however, I suggest using unsalted ones because we’re already adding sea salt to the recipe.
  • Coarse Sea Salt: To add a dash of saltiness to the chocolate almond clusters, sprinkle a little sea salt on top.
a close up view of a white ceramic bowl filled with sea salt chocolate almond clusters

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

While this recipe is super quick and easy to make, here are some common queries to help you with it:

Q. What is the best way to melt chocolate?

There are 3 ways to melt chocolate. You can either use a double boiler or if you don’t have it, you can make one yourself by placing the bowl of chocolate over a pot of simmering water. The third method is to melt the chocolate in the microwave. Although, for this recipe, I melted the chocolate chips in the microwave, the best way to melt them is via the double boiler method. It ensures that the chocolate melts evenly without getting burnt.

Q. Are chocolate-covered almonds considered a healthy snack?

Almonds are considered healthy because they are rich in fiber, protein, magnesium, and vitamin E. However, if you coat them in chocolate, they would still be considered healthy, if taken in moderation. But this also depends on the kind of chocolate you’re using. If you’re using sweetened milk chocolate chips, you should eat a small amount. However, if you’re using dark, semi-sweet, or unsweetened chocolate chips, the clusters can be considered relatively healthy.

Q. Can I freeze the sea salt chocolate almond clusters?

Freezing the chocolate almond clusters can make them too hard to bite into; therefore, I suggest keeping them at room temperature or in the refrigerator.

overhead shot of chocolate almond clusters dusted with sea salt on a piece of parchment paper and chocolate chips sprinkled around

Tips and Tricks

1. Roast the almonds before adding them to the melted chocolate.
2. Store the chocolate almond clusters in an airtight container at room temperature for them to remain soft enough to easily bite into.
3. Use good quality chocolate for the best taste.

a closeup view of chocolate almond clusters dusted with sea salt on a piece of parchment paper

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Sea Salt Chocolate Almond Clusters

Sea Salt Chocolate Almond Clusters

Make these easy and classic Sea Salt Chocolate Almond Clusters for the holidays or anytime you need a chocolate fix. It only takes three ingredients and a few minutes to prepare this decadent treat. Easy to make healthy as well!

Prep Time 7 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Additional Time 20 minutes
Total Time 29 minutes


  • 1 Bag Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips (12 ounces)
  • 2 ⅓ Cups Salted or Unsalted Almonds
  • Coarse Sea Salt


  1. Line a baking sheet or another moveable flat surface with parchment paper. Add the chocolate chips to a medium mixing bowl and microwave for 2 minutes, pausing every 30 seconds to stir. Microwave until the mixture is smooth and creamy when stirred.
  2. Add the almonds to the mixing bowl and fold them in until they’re fully coated.
  3. Using a 1-inch cookie scoop, fill the scoop until perfectly full and place on the prepared sheet.
  4. Repeat until all the mixture has been used.
  5. Immediately sprinkle each cluster with a bit of sea salt.
  6. Place in the fridge for 20 minutes or until set. Enjoy!


Items Needed:

●Parchment Paper
●Large Baking Sheet or Flat Surface
●1-Inch Cookie Scoop
●Medium Mixing Bowl


●If you leave the clusters out of the fridge, they will definitely need a cooler room to harden. If not, they will remain tacky. I tend to use the freezer if I’m in a hurry.
●These will keep in an airtight container in a cool area for about a week. They will keep in the ridge for a month, in an airtight container. They will keep up to 2-3 months when stored in the same manner in the freezer.
●You can swap out the almonds for another favorite nut.

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