These quick little bite-sized clusters are a tasty blend of chocolate, coconut and almonds.
If you’re a chocolate lover (like I am), these chocolate clusters are the ideal treat to satisfy those all too familiar cravings. They have a rich chocolate flavor, with a firm truffle-like consistency and are filled with tasty bits of toasted almonds and coconut.
Also known as rochers, these bite-sized clusters are a delightfully easy chocolate candy that anyone can make. You may recognize the name from those ubiquitous boxed hazelnut chocolates wrapped in gold foil, but rochers actually refer to a number of chocolate confections with a cluster-like shape that resembles a craggy rock, after which they are named in French.
It’s a simple combination that can be made in just minutes from ingredients you may already have in your pantry, which makes it the perfect recipe to make with kids (big or little) anytime a craving strikes. All you need is a little bit of patience while they set up in the fridge.
The base is a mixture of chocolate, cocoa powder, maple syrup, almond butter and coconut oil which is all melted together until creamy and smooth. To that we add a generous amount of finely chopped toasted almonds and coconut and mix until well coated.
Little stacks of the mixture are then scooped out onto a piece of parchment and left to set in the fridge until firm. Luckily the chocolates keep well in the fridge for a while so you can store them in an airtight container to reach for whenever the mood arises, but I suggest you make a double batch as they never seem to last long enough! Whip some up for yourself or as a thoughtful homemade gift for Easter or Mother’s Day.
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