Chocolate Nut clusters, Vegan, Gluten-Free, Keto-Friendly Candy

When valli announced candy theme for the Blogging marathon, i had quite a lot of recipes to try.  When you have lot of options to chose from, it is always confusing, you keep jumping from one recipe to another, unable to decide. That is what happened to me, i had 6 recipes decided from which i have to chose 3, all are easy recipes, loved by my kids, so had to literally do inky, pinky, ponky. 
This chocolate nut clusters is quickie recipe, all you need is roasted nuts and good quality chocolate. I always have lindt dark chocolate at home. Recently there was a discount sale in the nearby grocery shop, the usual price of these are 11dhs each, they were selling at 3.95 dhs each. So i grabbed 6 of them. 
In matter of 10 minutes, including the time for toasting the nuts, these delicious and uber tempting nut clusters gets done. I had hard time, keeping my kiddos away from these until i finished clicking the candies. 
These make a wonderful gift for any festive occassion. They are healthy, guilt-free treats , they make a great grab & go kind of snacks. Do try and let me know how you liked it.



Check out the youtube video on how to make chocolate nut clusters

Ingredients
100 grams dark chocolate, i have used Lindt 70% dark chocolate
75 grams roasted almonds, chopped
75 grams roasted cashewnuts, chopped
1/2 tsp cinnamon powder


Method
To roast the nuts

  • I have used the oven for toasting the oven. Take the chopped nuts in a oven-proof tray, add a tsp of oil and using your hands, mix it into the nuts well.
  • Preheat the oven to 180 C and toast the nuts 8-10 minutes. The temperature and timings vary from oven to oven, so keep an eye from 8th minute. Once done, remove the nuts and let it cool completely, before using it in the recipe.
To make the chocolate nut clusters
  • In a microwave safe bowl, add roughly chopped chocolate, microwave it for 60 seconds first. Remove it and give it a stir, check if all the chocolate is melted, if you have huge chunks of chocolate, then microwave it for another 15-20 seconds and mix it again. 
  • Remove the chocolate from the microwave, stir it until smooth. Let it sit for 10-15 seconds, now add the chopped, roasted and well cooled nuts to this chooclate, add the cinnamon and mix it well.
  • Keep a parchment lined tray ready by your side. Place spoonful of chocoalte nuts on the tray, giving some gap inbetween each lump you put on the tray. 
  • Refrigerate the tray until the chocolate is set. It would be ready in 10 minutes. Remove the clusters and refrigerate them. If the chocolate is well tempered it would stay good in room temperature also, if not it might start melting. 
  • Enjoy these nutty chocolate clusters, they make a great snack, healthy too.