Dark Chocolate Nut Clusters with Sea Salt

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These easy 5-ingredient nut clusters are made with almonds, pecans and walnuts dipped in dark melted chocolate and finished with a touch of sea salt for the tastiest and healthy-ish Holiday treat!

These easy 5-ingredient nut clusters are made with almonds, pecans and walnuts dipped in dark melted chocolate and finished with a touch of sea salt for the tastiest and healthy-ish Holiday treat!Dark Chocolate Nut Clusters with Sea Salt

 

Almonds, pecans and walnuts are dipped in dark melted chocolate and finished with a touch of sea salt for the tastiest Holiday treats!

I’ve been testing this recipe for several weeks and they are just to-die-for!!! And as a holiday treat, they are healthier than cookies and make great desserts. I brought them to my Moms for Thanksgiving and put each cluster in a mini cupcake liner and placed them in a cookie tin. They were a hit and everyone raved!

You can make as many or little as you want, I’m using 20 as an average amount but there will be plenty of extra chocolate left to make more. To calculate I weighed the nuts and the chocolate used on each cluster. Of course, the size of the nuts you buy will vary. I used Fisher nuts and Ghirardelli Dark Chocolate Melting Wafers which worked beautifully. Also, the amount of chocolate will vary depending how much chocolate stays on the nut. I let as much drip off each and calculated accordingly. As the chocolate cools more chocolate will stick to the nut, so you may have to reheat it a few more seconds.

Almonds, pecans and walnuts are dipped in dark melted chocolate and finished with a touch of sea salt for the tastiest Holiday treats!

Almonds, pecans and walnuts are dipped in dark melted chocolate and finished with a touch of sea salt for the tastiest Holiday treats!
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Dark Chocolate Nut Clusters with Sea Salt

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54 Cals 1 Protein 3 Carbs 5 Fats
Prep Time: 30 mins
Total Time: 30 mins
Yield: 20 clusters
COURSE: Dessert
CUISINE: American
Almonds, pecans and walnuts are dipped in dark melted chocolate and finished with a touch of sea salt for the tastiest Holiday treats!

Ingredients

  • 20 almonds, total weight 20 grams
  • 20 pecan halves, total weight 20 grams
  • 20 walnut halves, total weight 60 grams
  • 1 package Ghirardelli Dark Chocolate Melting Wafers*
  • sea salt

Instructions

  • Place chocolate wafers in a medium, microwave safe bowl. Melt in 30 second increments, stirring until melted, about 1 1/2 minutes total.
  • Working quickly, dip a walnut into the melted chocolate with a fork and shake the excess off. Transfer to a piece of wax paper. Do the same with the pecan, then lay the pecan on top of the walnut. Repeat with the almond, finishing the cluster. Repeat with the remaining nuts.
  • Finish each with a pinch of sea salt, to do this you will want to sprinkle it on top once they are are almost dry so it doesn't absorb, but not too dry or it won't stick. Enjoy!!

Notes

*Calculated with 80 grams Ghirardelli Dark Chocolate Melting Wafers for 20.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cluster, Calories: 54kcal, Carbohydrates: 3g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 5g, Sodium: 3mg, Fiber: 0.5g, Sugar: 2g
Blue Smart Points: 2
Green Smart Points: 2
Purple Smart Points: 2
Points +: 2
Keywords: chocolate nut clusters, Dark Chocolate Nut Clusters with Sea Salt, dark chocolate with nuts, how to make chocolate nut clusters, nut cluster

Almonds, pecans and walnuts are dipped in dark melted chocolate and finished with a touch of sea salt for the tastiest Holiday treats!

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35 comments

  1. So good.

  2. 1, How do you store them? 2, how long are they good for?

  3. Has a anyone tried toasting the nuts first? Or is raw the best way to go?

  4. These are so good!

  5. How would you store these?

  6. I don’t like walnuts or pecans….if I were making them for someone else I wouldn’t mind using those…do you know if you used peanuts…would that work?

  7. Hi I’m not sure if you received my question or not because I didn’t see it on here.
    I was wondering if you can make these ahead of time and freeze them?
    Thank you
    Michele 

  8. Hi,
    I was wondering if u can make these ahead and freeze them?
    Thank you,
    Michele Magni 

  9. These look great! I would love to try them, however I have a allergy to walnuts. Would you have any suggestions for another nut I could use?

  10. I have family and friends who have enjoyed your Holiday dishes that I have brought. Have you ever considered a Holiday Gift book? Thank you, Kathy 

  11. I made this with some real chocolate, as I try to avoid the partially hydrogenated palm kernel and palm oils, which are in these wafers. Takes a little more work as you have to temper the chocolate, but it’s worth it!

  12. Were the almonds raw and unsalted? Recipe didn’t clarify. I’m assuming they were blanched?

  13. Quick question: You have “Melt in so second increments, stirring until melted, about 1 1/2 minutes total.” Is that 20 second increments? Don’t want to burn my chocolate!

  14. do you ever toast the nuts first? Thanks

  15. I have made nut clusters before for gifting! Set up your mini muffin tray with colorful holiday foil muffin liners, and layer the nuts as they come out of the cohocolate in them, instead of on waxed paper. As they dry, they are already in “presentation” mode !!

  16. Gina, there appears to be a typo in the directions for melting the chocolate. How many second intervals should it be? Thanks! These sound so good.

  17. Hi, How long do we micro the chocolate for? The directions say “Melt in so second increments”. I’m assuming that it is supposed to be “10 seconds”.

    I can tell right now that these are amazing and just what I was looking for, quick and easy. Thank you so much for being so generous with your recipes.

  18. I make a lot of chocolate covered things, so I’m a fan of this post already. However,I love that these are so simple but  look pretty enough to gift. Right on!

  19. I came to your page looking for a recipe you posted a few days ago and was greeted with this beauty! I know what I’m bringing to Christmas this year 🙂 So simple and delicious, can’t wait to try it.