National Chocolate Covered Nuts Day

photogrid_1487988595690.jpgFebruary 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
  1. 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.
  2. Dip each walnut half in the chocolate and place on a tray lined with parchment paper.
  3. 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.




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