Valentine’s Day is almost here which means it’s time for all the festive treats! These chocolate hearts are on the Reese’s eggs but shaped into hearts for getting festive around the holiday. These Chocolate Almond Hearts are great to make for your friends, family or significant other. Plus, you’ll feel good eating them because they are made with all simple ingredients. That’s a win if you ask me!
I do love a good Reese’s Heart around Valentine’s Day, but there’s something about making your own at home is not only fun but makes you feel better enjoying them. Plus, how fun are these with sprinkles! I like these because they are are made with simple ingredients, pantry staples and perfect to make for those you love! These chocolate hearts are also dairy free and can be nut free if you use a sunbutter or creamy alternative.
What you need for Chocolate Hearts:
- Almond Flour
- Creamy Almond butter
- Maple syrup
- Dark Chocolate Chips
- Mini chocolate chips or favorite candy bar
- Vanilla extract
- Sea Salt, flaky sea salt
- Optional: sprinkles!
Can I substitute the almond butter?
Yes! You can use any creamy, drippy nut butter here. I love to use peanut butter too! It’s important to make sure the nut butter that you do use is a creamy one. I like using the Trader Joe’s Almond and Peanut butter for this recipe. If you plan to make it nut free, I would recommend a Sunbutter.
Is almond flour healthy?
Almond flour is a great gluten free alternative to flour. Almond Flour is also rich in vitamin E and magnesium which are great supplements to your health.
How to store these Chocolate Almond Hearts:
These can be stored in the fridge or freezer. If you decide to keep them in the freezer, I recommend letting them sit out for a couple minutes before taking a bite! I like to store mine in these reusable bags or containers in the fridge or freezer.
Making these as a gift? Try doing this!
I love gifting my friends and family with homemade treats. If you make these Chocolate Almond Hearts to give as a Valentine’s Day treat, try packaging them up in these bags! I think these are so cute and a festive gift to give those you love.
What I used to make these Chocolate Almond Hearts:
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- I cup almond flour
- 1 cup creamy almond butter
- 2 tbsp maple syrup
- 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- dash of sea salt
- 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips (or chopped up favorite candy bar)
- 1 bag dark chocolate chips
- 1 tbsp melted coconut oil
- In large bowl, add almond flour and creamy almond butter. You want to make sure it's creamy (can easily be stirred with a spoon!)
- Add in maple syrup, vanilla extract, cinnamon and mini chocolate chips or finely chopped up candy bar to mix together.
- Place mixture in the fridge for 20 minutes.
- Roll into balls and then press mixture firmly on counter to use heart cut outs.
- Do this until you've used all of your mixture.
- Place in the freezer for 20 minutes.
- Prepare chocolate mixture by heating up a bag of chocolate and coconut oil on the stove or in microwave. Continually stir until heated through.
- Dip almond hearts into chocolate to fully cover. Sprinkle with a little sea salt or festive sprinkles on top.
- Store in the freezer or fridge. Enjoy!
You can dip these in any dark, milk or semi-sweet chocolate. White chocolate works too!
I've used mini chocolate chips and finely chopped chocolate bar in these. You can also leave out the chocolate mixed into the almond butter mixture.
until next time...