February is apparently the month when we’re stuck inside and become obsessed with food and food celebrations. February 25 is National Chocolate Covered Nuts Day.
I made a version of this recipe but I used semi-sweet morsels rather than dark chocolate and added some spices for a little extra kick.
Spicy Chocolate Dipped Walnuts with Sea Salt
- 4 ounces walnut halves
- 4 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
Place chocolate, cinnamon, cayenne, and nutmeg in a microwave-safe bowl and heat on high for in 30 seconds increments, stirring, until smooth and creamy.
Dip each walnut half in the chocolate and place on a tray lined with parchment paper.
Sprinkle with sea salt then refrigerate walnuts until chocolate sets, 30 minutes or longer.
Takeaways: I will make this again and will toast the walnuts lightly first. And I found these pleasantly spicy but you can adjust the amount of cayenne if you don’t like heat.