Dark chocolate and nuts, a delicious healthy and easy snack or special treat. I used unsweetened 70% cacao pure dark chocolate chips, raw unsalted premium walnut halves and roasted unsalted peanuts. Then, topped them all off with a little sprinkle of flaky sea salt.

Dark Chocolate Walnuts & Peanut Clusters

These are perfect for holidays or for a quick healthy snack anytime. Dark chocolate contains a ton of nutrients. Of course, the darker the chocolate the better, but any 70 percent dark chocolate or higher contains antioxidants as well as vitamins and minerals.

Heart heathy, omega 3 rich walnuts, dipped in dark chocolate are a guilt-free indulgence for me. While, peanuts are a good source of protein and fiber, they also contain potassium, phosphorous, magnesium, and B vitamins and taste wonderful with dark chocolate.

Dark Chocolate Walnuts & Peanut Clusters

THE NUTTY CHOCOLATELY INGREDIENTS

Dark Chocolate Walnuts & Peanut Clusters

Begin by lining two large baking sheets with parchment paper. Then, place half the chocolate chips and half the coconut oil in two separate heat-safe bowls. Take one bowl and microwave for 1 minute. Stir, then continue microwaving, stirring every 20 seconds, until melted.

Dark Chocolate Walnuts & Peanut Clusters

Now, dip each walnut half in the melted chocolate and place it on the parchment lined baking sheet. I used stainless steel cooking tweeters with serrated tips that helped grab the nuts without slipping, but use any other chocolate dipping tools you have.

TIP: I found if I placed the chocolate covered nuts directly on a plate, they stuck and were very difficult to remove. Parchment paper works best until they are set.

Dark Chocolate Walnuts & Peanut Clusters

When finished, sprinkle the walnuts with flaky sea salt and place them in the refrigerator for 30 minutes to set. While the walnuts are setting, take the other bowl of chocolate and coconut oil and microwave for 1 minute. Stir, then continue microwaving, stirring every 20 seconds, until melted.

Dark Chocolate Walnuts & Peanut Clusters

I melted the chocolate one bowl at a time, because the longer melted chocolate sits the harder it is to work with. Once the second bowl of chocolate is melted, pour the peanuts into the bowl and stir gently until they are well coated.

Dark Chocolate Walnuts & Peanut Clusters

After that, using a tablespoon, spoon out the chocolate peanut clusters and place them on the prepared baking sheet. Continue until you have used all the mixture. Sprinkle your clusters with flaky sea salt and refrigerate for about 30 minutes or until the chocolate is set.

Dark Chocolate Walnuts & Peanut Clusters

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TIP: Chocolate covered nuts can be stored at room temperature or refrigerated. I left them out for a couple of days, then put them in cellophane bags and put them in the fridge.

Dark Chocolate Walnuts & Peanut Clusters

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Dark chocolate and nuts, a delicious healthy and easy snack or special treat. I used unsweetened 70% cacao pure dark chocolate chips, raw unsalted premium walnut halves and roasted unsalted peanuts. Then, topped them off with a little sprinkle of flaky sea salt. These are perfect for holidays or for a quick healthy snack anytime.

Ingredients

  • 2 Cups Dark Chocolate Chips, Divided (I used organic unsweetened 70% cacao pure dark chocolate chips.)
  • 1 Tablespoon Coconut Oil, Divided (I added Organic Virgin Unrefined Coconut Oil for a smoother melt. It could be omitted.)
  • 50 Premium Unsalted Walnut Halves (Maybe less depending on the size, mine were small.)
  • 1 Cup Unsalted Peanuts (You can add more or less peanuts. It depends on your chocolate to peanut ratio preference.)
  • 1 Tablespoon Flaky Sea Salt, Divided (I Use Maldon Sea Salt Flakes)


Preparation

  1. Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper. I found if I placed the nuts directly on a plate, they stuck and were very difficult to remove. Parchment paper works best until they are set.
  2. Place half the chocolate chips and half the coconut oil in two separate heat-safe bowls.
  3. Take one bowl and microwave for 1 minute. Stir, then continue microwaving, stirring every 20 seconds, until melted.
  4. Dip each walnut half in the melted chocolate and place it on the parchment lined baking sheet. I used stainless steel cooking tweeters with serrated tips that help grab the nuts without slipping, but use any other chocolate dipping tools you have.
  5. When finished, sprinkle the walnuts with flaky sea salt and place in the refrigerator for 30 minutes to set the chocolate.
  6. While the walnuts are setting, take the other bowl of chocolate and coconut oil and microwave for 1 minute. Stir, then continue microwaving, stirring every 20 seconds, until melted. I melted the chocolate one bowl at a time, because the longer melted chocolate sits the harder it is to work with.
  7. Once the chocolate is melted, pour the peanuts into the bowl and stir gently until they are well coated.
  8. Using a tablespoon, spoon out the chocolate peanut clusters and place them on the prepared baking sheet. Continue until you have used all the mixture.
  9. Sprinkle your clusters with flaky sea salt and refrigerate for about 30 minutes or until the chocolate is set.
  10. Once they are set, place your dark chocolate covered nuts on a pretty dish or in cellophane bags for gifts and Enjoy!
  11. Chocolate covered nuts can be stored at room temperature or refrigerated. I left them out for a couple of days, then put them in cellophane bags and put them in the fridge.  


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