Smoked sea salt makes ribs extra good in the summer, or in the winter when you wish it was summer. It also makes chocolate taste like a bonfire, in a really good way.
It’s subtle and tasty. I bet it’d be fun to eat these with wine, since bittersweet chocolate is wine’s BFF. They always talk on the phone about their days.
Can you believe I didn’t cut myself chopping all this nonsense? I’m kinda shocked myself. At least I now have bandaids for just-in-case. It’s way better than taping a paper towel to your hand.
This chocolate party is probably a bit prettier as bark because the almonds and salt are on top and you can see them and it’s bejeweled. But there’s just something about a one-bite snack, that makes me want to pour everything into my lollipop molds.
So next time you’re throwing a party, take a few minutes and melt some chocolate, stir in a party, and make lollipops. Everyone will think you’re Willy Wonka’s cousin.
Smoked Sea Salt, Almonds & Bittersweet Chocolate Lollipops
Recipe adapted from Cooking On The Side
- 8 oz. dark chocolate cut into small pieces, or chips
- 1/2 cup almonds, coarsely chopped
- 1/8 t smoked sea salt*
- lollipop mold + sticks
* You can always used smoked almonds and regular sea salt.
- Melt the chocolate in a double boiler or in a microwave, uncovered on high for a minute, stopping every 10 seconds to stir. Once it’s mostly melted stir until all of the chocolate is melted.
- Stir almonds and sea salt into the chocolate and spoon into lollipop molds. Place in the freezer until firm. Repeat with all the chocolate.
For Bark: Pour the melted chocolate into a wax paper lined 8-inch baking dish. Sprinkle with almonds and salt. Chill until firm then break apart and serve.
18 thoughts on “Smoked Sea Salt, Almond & Bittersweet Chocolate Lollipops”
I love that you made these in lollipop form!
Thanks Kathy. Your recipe’s a good one. 🙂
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Simple and brilliant! These would be so awesome to bring for work lunches 🙂
Dave – Thanks! I’ll check that Detroit biznass out. : )
Beckie – You’re so right! Lunch dessert is where it’s at.
Smoked salt is one of my most favourite things! I’ve been using it on everything but never thought sweet until today- d’oh!
Oh, Lucy! You know what’s up. I bought it a year or so ago and since then Jake and I haven’t been able to live without it.
It’s kinda fun with a super dark chocolate, can you even believe it?
sometimes i will have a handful of almonds, chocolate chips, and a sprinkle of sea salt…this is like that, but more awesome!
Yes! I love that you do that.
You’ll have to tell me more about smoked sea salt…I don’t know if I’ve ever used it. I’m intrigued…and these amazing pops of yumminess make me want to run out get get some now, even if it is 10 at night. MMMMM
It’s the dreamiest salt of all the salt. 🙂
And also these! Not usually a fan of super rich dark chocolate but these were OBVIOUSLY an exception!
Oh awesome! I’m glad you liked them. <3
An adult sucker, very nice, thanks for the recipe.
I love this! Such an amazing idea to add the smoked sea salt. I love sweet and savory. You’re right, perfect with a glass of wine.