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No-Bake Chocolate Nut Clusters


This recipe could not be easier.  All you need is coconut oil, chocolate chips, and the nuts of your choice.  Heat 1-2 cups dark chocolate chips and 1 tablespoon coconut oil in a microwave safe bowl at 30 second intervals, stirring between, until melted.  Mix in 3-4 cups of nuts of your choice.  (I used blanched, sliced almonds and chopped walnuts.)  Spoon small mounds of the mixture onto parchment paper or wax paper, allow to cool/set, and enjoy!

Variations: add shredded coconut, a sprinkle of sea salt, a dash of vanilla extract or cinnamon… get creative!

ETA: One of my students mentioned adding raisins or coffee beans.  I’ll have to try this next time!


Coffee Mug Banana Raisin Blondie

If you’re like me, “special treat” preparation can often create horrible conflicts of temptation vs. willpower for days… gazing at the leftover delectable morsels every time you pass the kitchen… thinking, “How bad could it be if I had just ONE more….” Continue reading