Indulge in homemade chocolate covered nuts in just a little over an hour. Melt chocolate, stir in nuts, drop on cookie sheets & let set. That’s it!
Since today is National Chocolate Covered Cashews Day, I thought it was the perfect time to bring you this easy recipe. In fact, this recipe is so easy I am almost embarrassed to do an entire post about it.
I have since seen many recipes on Pinterest on how to cover the nuts in chocolate and some included the crockpot method but this one is just one I knew would always comes out delicious. And the good part, it takes less than 1 hour from start to finish. It takes just minutes to melt the chocolate, stir in the nuts and then, relax, sit back, and let those nuts get happy chillin’ in the refrigerator til they’re set!
These are not only a delicious snack but a pretty healthy one too. Kind of on the order of my No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Energy Bites or my Healthy Trail Mix Granola Bars, only more indulgent! Dark chocolate contains powerful antioxidants, increases blood flow helping lower blood pressure, increases the good cholesterol and is beneficial to heart health and may even prevent some cancers. If that isn’t enough, cashews can improve heart health, support healthy brain functioning, and improve digestion and nutrient absorption. OK, ‘nough said!
‘Cause the main reason I’m eating these nuts is ’cause they taste so darn good! I’m a confirmed chocoholic and a few of these at night appeases my sweet tooth and I feel less guilty about my little indulgence. They also make great hostess gifts and after school snacks for the kids (and big kids too!). Oh, and you can use any nut that your family likes best. I’ve tried it with peanuts and mixed nuts and they are both insanely delicious. Just a word of advice – make a double because you won’t believe how fast they disappear!
Indulge in homemade chocolate covered nuts in just a little over an hour. Melt chocolate, stir in nuts, drop on cookie sheets & let set. That's it!
- 8 squares Ghiradelli Dark Chocolate, at least 72% cacao
- 1 cup unsalted cashews, peanuts or mixed nuts
Prepare a cookie sheet by covering with wax paper.
In a microwave safe measuring cup or bowl, break up pieces of chocolate and cook in microwave on high for 30 seconds. Stir and repeat in 30 second intervals until the chocolate is almost melted. It usually takes about 1-1/2 minutes. Stir until completely smooth.
Add nuts to chocolate and stir to coat.
Drop by heaping teaspoonfuls onto prepared cookie sheet. When all candies are made, place cookie sheet in refrigerator until set, about 1 hour.
Once set, you can store them in a resealable plastic bag until your next chocolate craving.
Total time does not include the 1 hour they take to set in the refrigerator.