Halloween is coming up next week, and avoiding sugary candies can be difficult. They can be very tempting not just because they taste good but because they are interwoven with traditional celebrations that many of us have enjoyed for years. Try these chocolate covered nuts as a healthier choice. Keep them in the refrigerator or freezer until ready to serve the next time you entertain or when you want to begin a new holiday tradition. This will help to keep you on the path to reaching your health goals.
Chocolate Covered Nut Clusters
8 oz Unsweetened Bakers Chocolate
5 tsp Powdered Stevia
4 Cups Walnuts, Macadamia nuts, or Pecans (or a mix of these)
1. Melt all chocolate in a double boiler or pan, stirring occasionally.
2. Stir in Stevia.
3. Add in a handful of nuts at a time, stirring and coating with the chocolate mixture. Keep dding until chocolate is used up.
4. Drop by spoonful on a wax paper covered cookie sheet. Freeze for 15 minutes.
5. Transfer to sealable container or bag and store in refrigerator or freezer.
*These can be messy, but a great treat for those sweet-tooth cravings. Make these ahead of time and keep in the fridge or freezer for an easy on the go dessert!