Chocolate Nut Clusters is a delicious dessert where nuts are tossed together in melted chocolate, then left to harden into clusters. These nut clusters are super easy to make. This is the perfect little treat to include in your Thanksgiving dinner or in your Christmas celebration.
With your choice of nuts and chocolate, you can create this irresistible recipe that is suitable for a snack or as a tiny, edible gift. Kids will love this tasty holiday treat.
Since I did not have peanuts in hand, I added some peanut butter to the chocolate mixture. The addition of peanut butter gives a slightly salty and delicious taste to the chocolate mixture. If you want to omit peanuts altogether, avoid the peanut butter and sprinkle some sea salt on the chocolate nut clusters.
I love how quickly these can be made. These Chocolate Nut Clusters look so yummy and taste amazing as well. There is no way you will be able to stop eating these if you are a chocolate lover.
Why you will love these Chocolate Nut Clusters
A simple no-bake dessert
Made with just 3 ingredients
Can use the nut of your choice
A wonderful holiday treat
A great activity to involve kids in
Makes a great gift during this holiday season. Can also be made as a dessert for potlucks. Chocolate clusters are so easy to prepare and pack, even for a large group.
Semi-Sweet Chocolate – I have used semi-sweet chocolate in this recipe. You can use milk chocolate or a mix of both.
Assorted Nuts – Use your choice of favourite nuts. You can use assorted nuts or just one nut. It can be salted or unsalted.
Peanut Butter – I personally love the combination of peanut butter and chocolate. I added peanut butter to this recipe since I am not using peanuts as part of the assorted nuts.
How to make Chocolate Nut Clusters
Melt Chocolate in a double boiler.
Once melted, stir in the peanut butter and mix well.
Add in the nuts and coat completely.
Scoop out and place them on a tray lined with parchment paper.
Refrigerate for a few hours till they harden.
Store in an air-tight container and enjoy the little chocolate treats.
The most ideal way to store chocolate nut clusters is in a refrigerator, in an airtight container. This way, these can be stored for up to 2 weeks.
At room temperature, there is a high chance for the chocolate to melt. Especially in warm and humid places.
Store them in a freezer-friendly container for up to 3 months in your freezer section. To consume chocolate nut clusters, thaw them in the refrigerator.
Tips & Variations
Raisins, Dried Cranberries and other dried fruits can be added too.
Instead of using assorted nuts, one nut can be used in this recipe. Nuts can be roasted, unroasted, salted or unsalted. Pistachios, Hazelnuts, peanuts, walnuts, Almonds, Cashews, and Macadamia Nuts can be added.
Chocolate can be melted in a microwave instead of the double boiler method.
You can avoid peanut butter and sprinkle some sea salt on the chocolate nut clusters.
For some colour, add M&Ms and colourful sprinkles! These are extremely eye-catching, and kids would love them.
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Chocolate Nut Clusters
- 1 & 1/2 cups Semi Sweet Chocolate chocolate chips or bar
- 1 & 1/2 cups Assorted Nuts
- 1 tbsp Peanut Butter optional
- Line a baking tray with parchment paper.
- Add chocolate to a heat-proof mixing bowl. Place the bowl over a vessel of simmering water and melt the chocolate using the double boiler method, stirring in between. Ensure the bottom of the bowl doesn't touch the water.
- Alternatively, you can melt the chocolate in the microwave. Stir in between to melt evenly.
- Turn off the heat once the chocolate is completely melted.
- Add in the peanut butter and combine well with the melted chocolate.
- Add the nuts and mix until all nuts are coated well in the chocolate.
- Scoop out the chocolate covered nuts using a spoon and place them on the baking tray lined with parchment paper.
- Refrigerate the chocolate covered nuts for an hour or until they are set well.
- Chocolate Nut Clusters are ready to serve!