Blogiversary Guest Post : Chocolate Almond Treats by Living Lou

Louisa is our youngest foodie friend (who probably is so tired of hearing that :)) but she’s that girl I wish I knew I wanted to be at her age.  Does that make sense.  I love my blog and everything it has exposed me too and man do I wish I knew about this when I was a lot younger.  It would probably have completely changed the landscape of my life.  This is why Lou is so special in our group.  She’s young and fresh, yet has her head firmly screwed on tight. And it’s going to be so much fun watching her get bigger and bigger in the world as she chooses her route in life!

Plus when the rest of us are doddy little 80’s year olds she will help keep us spry!

Check out this awesome quick and easy treat (Lou-how did you know I love chocolate and almonds together!) and send love her way over at Living Lou.

Chocolate Almond Treats

When Heather asked if I wanted to do a guest post for her 5th blogging anniversary, of course I said yes. I love celebrating the success of friends and 5 years is a pretty big deal in this blogging world!

I guess that I’ve known Heather for about a year now, but it feels like so much longer. She’s actually the one who looped me in with the wonderful group of bloggers, well I would say friends really who get together on a regular basis to do fun foodie things. It’s been so nice to have a group of people who really “get” this blogging thing, and I’m so thankful to Heather for welcoming me into the group with open arms.

I wasn’t really sure what to make to celebrate 5 years of The Tasty Gardener, but I knew that it had to be something sweet. It also had to be something doesn’t require the oven because it has been hot with a capital H in Toronto over the past couple of weeks. I came up with these simple chocolate almond treats that are chilled in the fridge for a couple of hours. A bit of bittersweet chocolate, salted almonds, sweetened shredded coconut and white chocolate are all you’ll need for this 5 ingredient recipe.

Congratulations Heather on 5 years, I can’t wait for the next 5! 

Yields 20 pieces

Chocolate Almond Treats by Living Lou
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  • 4 oz bittersweet chocolate, melted
  • 3/4 cup salted almonds
  • 1/4 cup sweetened shredded coconut
  • 4 oz white chocolate, melted


  1. On a sheet of parchment paper, spoon out about 1 tsp of melted bittersweet chocolate. Repeat with all remaining bitter sweet chocolate.
  2. Top with 3-4 salted almonds.
  3. Sprinkle with sweetened shredded coconut.
  4. Drizzle with melted white chocolate.
  5. Refrigerate until set, at least 1.5 hours.
Recipe Type: Dessert


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