Chocolate Nut Clusters

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INGREDIENTS:

  • 4 ozs Dark Organic Chocolate (at least 75% cacao, chopped)
  • 1 tsp Coconut Oil
  • 1 cup nuts (i used a mix of raw walnuts, macadamia and almonds)
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt (mix into chocolate and/or add on top of nut clusters)

INSTRUCTIONS:

  • Microwave dark chocolate and the coconut oil in a large glass bowl at 50% power for 30 seconds at a time until melted. Stir well to combine.
  • Meanwhile, line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Add nuts to the melted chocolate and stir to combine. Use a spoon to drop small, even clusters (containing about 4 to 5 nuts each) onto the parchment paper. The number of clusters you make should be equal to your serving size.
  • Sprinkle coconut (or sea salt flakes) overtop of each cluster immediately. Transfer to the freezer until the clusters are set, about 15 minutes.
  • Remove from the freezer and enjoy!

NOTES:

  • Mix up the flavor and add 2-3 drops of a pure ingestible essential oil like doTerra. I love wild orange and peppermint.
  • Paleo or avoiding refined sugar?  Use 100% cacao dark chocolate and add honey or maple syrup to achieve desired sweetness, starting with 1-2 teaspoons.