It’s 8:45 Christmas morning and I’m waiting for child #2 to wake up. Christmas morning is very different with teenagers than with little kids! I thought while I’m waiting for the festivities to begin that I’d share a little Christmas gift with you—a recipe for chocolate nut clusters made in the slow cooker. I probably should have posted this before the holidays, but life has been hectic! My friend Joan shared this chocolate nut cluster recipe with me and I was so excited because there is very little sugar in them.
I’m always looking for desserts that are low sugar. The main reason for me is that the lower the sugar, the less I eat. I want to have fun treats and I think one or two is fine. But I can’t eat just one or two regular cookies. But, something made with dark chocolate and little sugar I can eat in moderation. The nuts in these chocolate nut clusters also make them pretty healthy. So indulge a little and enjoy! Merry Christmas.
Recipe: Chocolate Nut Clusters
Summary: Dark chocolate and nuts are a winning and healthy combination!
- 16 oz 80% or higher cocoa chocolate bar (I like Endangered Species), broken into small pieces
- 2 squares unsweetened chocolate, broken into pieces.
- 12 to 16-oz raw almonds, whole
- 12 to 16-oz raw walnuts pieces
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- Place chocolate, nuts and salt in slow cooker in the order listed above. Turn the slow cooker on to low. Cover and cook for 2 hours.
- After 2 hours, stir well to coat the nuts with the chocolate.
- Drop by spoonfuls onto waxed paper and let set.
- Store in the refrigerator or freezer.
The higher the percentage of cocoa, the lower the sugar. I use 80% or higher so it’s a little sweet, but not too sweet.
Preparation time: 5 minute(s)
Cooking time: 2 hour(s)
Diet type: Vegan