Chocolate and nuts are a match made in heaven.
Treat yourself and your loved ones this year with this yummy recipe – it’s really quick and easy to make.
I made these last year and distributed them as gifts as well as keeping some for ourselves. They don’t last long in my house. I have the current batch well hidden!
The recipe is originally from Super Healthy Kids, a really great American site featuring some fantastic ideas for fun kid’s food!
I have changed it a little to make it healthier and thermified it.
Healthy Chocolate Coated Nuts
Vital stats: Dairy-free, gluten-free, grain free, vegetarian
Okay, so this is what you need:
500g organic mixed, raw nuts (or nuts of your choice)
1 organic, free range egg white
1 vanilla pod, scraped or 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons organic, raw cacao (not cocoa)
1/2 cup organic coconut sugar
Okay, so this is how you do it:
Preheat the oven to 120 degrees celsius.
Fling the egg white into your thermy with the butterfly and no MC. On temperature 50 and speed 4, whizz for about 3-5 minutes.
Chuck in the sugar, cacao and vanilla and whizz again. Speed 4, 10 seconds, scrape down and redo if you need to. Take out the butterfly.
Whack in the nuts to mix. Reverse, speed 1, 10 seconds. I am repeating reverse, because if you don’t hit reverse, you will have crushed nuts!! 😀
Spread them out in a single layer onto a large baking paper-lined tray.
Bung in the oven and slow roast, for about one hour. Stir every fifteen minutes.
Cool right down and store in an airtight jar.
If you would like the directions without the thermomix, go here.
*Make a double batch – you are going to need them!
*Hide from the kids.
*Don’t package them in cellophane or plastic bags for gifts! Be eco-friendly and recycle a glass jar with a pretty ribbon. The op-shop usually has really pretty jars if you don’t have any.
*Last year when I made them, they kept for weeks in a sealed jar.
*They aren’t overly sweet or overly chocolatey but they are overly moreish.
Okay, that’s it – super easy, super healthy and super yummy!
Would you give them a go?