Almond Pistachio Chocolates
Prep time: 5 mins
Cook time: 45 mins
Total time: 50 mins
Ingredients
  • 3¾ oz (105 grams) 80 percent or higher chocolate chopped(I used this unsweetened baking chocolate and sweetened it with stevia)
  • 2 Tablespoons almond butter
  • 6-7 pistachios shelled
  • ½ teaspoon Stevia or ¼ cup honey
  • small chocolate mold(any mold will do but in the spirit of the upcoming valentines day I highly recommend this heart mold and this rose mold)
Instructions
  1. Melt chocolate in a double boiler or in the microwave. (If your using unsweetened baking chocolate and sweetening it with stevia add ½ a teaspoon of stevia, I noticed this makes your chocolate seize almost every time so it might be better to use a couple of packets of stevia instead) otherwise just melt your chocolate
  2. Pour some of the melted chocolate into chocolate molds about ⅓ of the way high each and make sure to reserve at least ½ of the melted chocolate after filling the molds.
  3. Once molds are filled place in the refrigerator for 10-20 minutes or until chocolate is hardened.
  4. Take pistachios and toast them in a small pan over medium heat. Keep them moving and make sure they don't burn. Once they become fairly fragrant and slightly browned they are ready.
  5. Place them to the side and let them cool slightly then crush them slightly coarse. You want a consistency in between fine and coarsely crushed.
  6. Mix almond butter, crushed pistachios and Stevia or honey in a small bowl until thoroughly combined and place mixture in a piping bag or zip-lock bag and cut the tip off for piping.
  7. Pipe just enough of the mixture into each mold but not touching the sides (try and keep it mostly in the center and press it down so that it doesn't pass the edge of each mold you might have some of the mixture left over, simply pipe it into your mouth and problem is solved)
  8. Then divvy up the remaining melted chocolate between each mold evenly (enough to cover the tops so that there is no mixture poking out of the top)
  9. Place back in the fridge for 20-30 minutes or until hardened.
  10. Pop them out and serve immediately or store in the fridge.
Notes
Just to let everyone know, this makes a fairly easy and wonderful Valentines Day gift for the health conscious valentine or if you want to just give them a delicious chocolate that packs a healthy punch without them knowing. I filled the chocolate molds with this incredibly revolutionary device. You might have some filling or melted chocolate left over but I don't really see that as a problem. You can leave these chocolates out at room temperature but they will start to get a little bit soft and then after a while they get a little powdery and chalky so it's not recommended.
Recipe by Slim Palate at https://slimpalate.com/almond-pistachio-chocolates/