Toffee Almond Bites
My Toffee Almond Bites are the perfect sweet treat. These bite-sized candies combine the sweet taste of toffee with crunchy almonds and a creamy dark chocolate. Not only are these little candies tasty, but they are so very simple to make with an option to make them with no special ingredients.
I love to have recipes like these Toffee Almond Bites up my sleeve when I need candy but I don’t have a lot of special ordered ingredients on hand. Not only can some special ingredients be hard to find, they don’t always fit into our budgets. So that is why I am thankful that this recipe calls for just 5 basic ingredients I can find locally.
Now, with that being said, let’s talk about Lily’s Chocolate Chips. I am lucky enough to find and purchase Lily’s Chocolate Chips in a local store here in my town, but I know that for many they are hard to find locally and they can definitely be expensive.
No Special Ingredients Options
So in order to keep these to your basic and easy to find ingredients, I have a couple of suggestions. If you do not have access to Lily’s, like I do, then you can use any sugar-free chocolate chip that you enjoy. If you don’t have chocolate chips, then simply chop up 4 oz of 85% chocolate bar for the topping. I can get these bars at Aldi for the low price of 1.99!
Having made these a few times now and I can tell you that the Hersey’s Sugar-Free Chocolate Chips, found at WalMart, also work wonderfully. These were a nice treat that I have used in the past when I was unable to find Lily’s locally. Just remember that these have quite a bit of sugar alcohols in them and higher in carbs, so I like to limit how often I use them.
Lately, I have also been hearing some great things about the new Trim Healthy Mama brand of sugar-free chocolate chips, but I have not had the pleasure of trying them, so let me know in the comments below if you have tried them and your thoughts.
I have a feeling that no matter what route you take on choosing your chocolate that you will enjoy these Toffee Almond Bites as much as I do. I know that these crunchy sweet bundles of goodness will sure help me be prepared more for Easter. Who doesn’t need a backup plan with those pesky cream-filled eggs lurking about? Call me weak, but I sure do!
I am a southern girl through and through that loves to laugh, cook, read and spend time with family. My passions outside of home schooling my son are ministering to those in need and creating art in the kitchen! Every day is an adventure in our little house and I wouldn’t trade it or the chance to share here with you for anything!