This super easy Chocolate Covered Macadamia Nuts recipe is made with only 4 ingredients, and it’s easily made into a dairy free, Keto, Paleo or vegan dessert!
This easy treat is made up of clusters of nuts covered in semi sweet chocolate and topped with sea salt. It’s a no bake dessert and prepared in under 15 minutes!
Ingredients you’ll need for these Chocolate Macadamia Nuts
There are only 4 main ingredients for these Chocolate Covered Macadamia Nuts recipe that you can find in any big grocery store:
- Semi Sweet Chocolate bar. Can Also be substituted for white chocolate, dark chocolate or creamy milk chocolate, depending on your personal taste
- Macadamia Nuts. I used whole and halved macadamia nuts, but feel free to use macadamias in small pieces if that’s what you can find. You can also substitute them for your favorite nut
- Coconut Oil. To add to the chocolate when it’s being melted for a shinier coating and to help it harden
- Sea Salt. Helps enhance the flavors
How to make these Chocolate covered Macadamia Nuts
To make these chocolate-covered macadamia nuts you’ll need only a few steps:
- First, prepare 2 cookie sheets lined with parchment paper and set aside.
- The next step is to melt the chocolate and coconut oil in a double boiler or a microwave-safe bowl. Take a look at some tips and tricks on how to melt chocolate here.
- Last, add the cold nuts and the melted chocolate over a large mixing bowl; then, mix with a wooden spoon until nuts are completely coated. Use a 1 1/2 Tablespoon cookie scoop for equally sized clusters and scoop some of the chocolate mixture and place it over the lined baking sheet. Last, sprinkle with sea salt on top of the chocolate clusters straightaway. Repeat this process until all of the mixture is gone. After that, refrigerate for 30 minutes so that chocolate is completely set.
Are Macadamia Nuts healthy?
Macadamia nuts are linked with various health benefits. They’re rich in nutrients and high on healthy fats. Also, they’re low in carbohydrates and sugar and have a moderate fiber content.
These nuts are linked to benefits like weight management, heart health and blood sugar control, and they’re also loaded with antioxidants. They may improve gut health because of their fiber content, along with many other potential benefits.
*Many of their health benefits are still being studied, and many more studies are needed to claim them.
Substitutions for special dietary needs
- Keto diet friendly clusters: Substitute the chocolate for a keto chocolate, such as the sugar free lily’s chocolate chips.
- Paleo diet friendly clusters: In the same way, substitute the chocolate for a paleo friendly chocolate. Lily’s sweets has a dairy free and sugar free option too
- Dairy free friendly clusters: Substitute the chocolate for a dairy free chocolate
- Vegan friendly Clusters: Likewise, substitute the chocolate for a vegan version
How to store
Wait until the clusters are at room temperature, then store in an airtight container, covered and away from the sun and from heat.
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Chocolate Covered Macadamia Nuts Recipe
- 12 ounces 340 grams Semi sweet Chocolate bar, chopped in equally sized pieces
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- 8 ounces 230 grams macadamia nuts
- Sea salt
- Prepare 2 cookie sheets lined with parchment paper and set aside.
- Melt the chocolate and coconut oil in a double boiler or a microwave-safe bowl. Take a look at some tips and tricks on how to melt chocolate here.
- Over a large mixing bowl, add the cold nuts and the melted chocolate and mix with a wooden spoon until nuts are completely covered. Using a 1 1/2 Tablespoon cookie scoop, scoop some of the chocolate mixture and place it over the lined baking sheet, then sprinkle with sea salt on top. Repeat this process until all of the mixture is gone. Refrigerate for 30 minutes or until chocolate is completely set.
- Moisture is the enemy of chocolate, keep it dry at all times!
- High heat will burn your chocolate, you should always work with very low temperature
- Chop your chocolate in small, equally sized pieces so they melt evenly