Chocolate Nut Clusters
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)
Optional: Pure/high quality essential oil for flavor (see notes below)
Heat chocolate chips and coconut oil in a sauce pan over low heat until melted. Stir well to combine.
Meanwhile, line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Add vanilla, orange oil and sea salt (if desired) and 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.
Optional: Sprinkle coconut (and/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!
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.