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This quick Chocolate Covered Walnuts Recipe requires only three ingredients to create delicious nut clusters, perfect for snacks or as edible candy gifts for the holidays!

Walnut chocolate clusters with bite taken out of one.

Chocolate Covered Walnuts Recipe

These quick and easy chocolate covered walnuts are the perfect treat, requiring only 3 ingredients and one bowl to prepare.

Made with tasty morsels of walnuts, peanut butter, and melted semi-sweet chocolate, these clusters are not only delicious but also incredibly versatile.

Just like my popular chocolate-covered almonds, these chocolate nut clusters make wonderful festive edible gifts. Whether it’s for the holiday season or another special occasion, you can present these delightful treats as perfect edible candy gifts.

Simply wrap the clusters in a cellophane bag, tie them with a bow, and you have a special homemade gift that is sure to impress your family and friends.

Enjoy these chocolate clusters as a quick snack, a sweet end to a meal, or gift them to spread some joy. Whatever the occasion, they are guaranteed to be a hit!

Chocolate nut clusters with whole walnuts next to them.

Can I use a different nut other than walnuts?

Yes, you can swap the walnuts for peanuts, almonds, cashews, pecans, or pistachios. Use just one variety of nuts or use a mixture of different nuts.

Making chocolate covered walnuts in mixing bowl.

Expert Tips

  • Use chocolate chips or a block of chocolate. When the chips melt, the consistency is thicker compared to that of a melted block of chocolate, however, both the chips and block work well for these nut clusters.
  • Substitute the walnuts for peanuts, almonds, pecans, cashews, or pistachios. Or a mixture of nuts. 
  • Use either smooth or crunchy peanut butter. The peanut butter is optional but it does add a delicious flavor paired with the dark chocolate. 

Can I use milk chocolate or white chocolate instead?

Absolutely! Try using either milk chocolate or white chocolate drops or a block of chocolate for your nut clusters. Use the same melting method in the recipe but use your choice of chocolate.

Walnut Recipes

The rich, decadent essence of my Moist Chocolate Walnut Cake, is a luxurious dessert that combines smooth chocolate with crunchy walnuts in a perfectly moist cake. It’s a chocolate lover’s dream!

Delight in the aromatic charm of Cinnamon Walnut Cookies where the warmth of cinnamon and the crunch of walnuts come together in a cookie that’s as comforting as it is delicious. Perfect with a cup of coffee or tea!

The old-fashioned goodness of Date Loaf with Walnuts features moist, sweet dates and hearty walnuts in every slice. This classic treat is a nostalgic nod to simpler times and pure, homemade flavors!

Roasted Pears with Walnut Crumb boasts tender, oven-baked pears topped with a crunchy walnut crumb offering a delightful contrast of textures and flavors, making it a sophisticated dessert option for any dinner party!

Chocolate covered walnuts displayed on board.

How to Store Chocolate Covered Walnuts

Store chocolate nut clusters in an airtight container, refrigerated, for 1 week – 10 days.

Freeze nut clusters in a freezer-friendly container or freezer zip-lock bags and freeze for 2-3 months. Thaw in the refrigerator.

Chocolate covered walnuts on board.

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A bite taken out of one chocolate cluster.

Chocolate Covered Walnuts Recipe

Samantha Pickthall
These quick Walnut Chocolate Clusters are made with 3 ingredients and are delicious nut clusters perfect for a snack or as edible gifts for the holidays! 
4.35 from 32 votes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Chill Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Course Dessert, Snack
Servings 25 clusters
Calories 114 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

  • 1 1/4 cups (220g) dark chocolate/semi-sweet chocolate chips or block
  • 1 Tbsp smooth or crunchy peanut butter, optional
  • 2 cups raw whole walnuts

Instructions
 

  • Line a flat baking tray with parchment paper and set aside.
  • Prepare a double boiler with a heat-proof mixing bowl over simmering water.
  • Add the chocolate to the bowl and gently melt over the simmering water, stirring occasionally.
  • Once the chocolate has completely melted, turn off the heat.
  • Stir through the peanut butter if using.
  • Pour in the walnuts and mix until coated well in the chocolate.
  • Using a teaspoon or fork, spoon out a small bundle of walnuts, allowing the excess chocolate to drip back into the bowl. Place it on the lined tray, ensuring they stay together in a cluster.
  • Repeat the above method with the remaining mixture. TIP: If there is still some chocolate left over and no walnuts, add extra walnuts to use up the chocolate and create even more clusters!
  • Transfer the tray with the clusters to the refrigerator for 1-2 hours or until they’re set.
  • Serve and Enjoy!
  • Store clusters in an airtight container, refrigerated, for 1 week – 10 days.

Notes

Use chocolate chips or a block of chocolate. When the chips melt, the consistency is thicker compared to that of a melted block of chocolate, however, both the chips and block work well for these nut clusters.
Substitute the walnuts for peanuts, almonds, pecans, cashews, or pistachios. Or a mixture of nuts. 
Use either smooth or crunchy peanut butter. The peanut butter is optional but it does add a delicious flavor paired with the dark chocolate. 
Store chocolate nut clusters in an airtight container, refrigerated, for 1 week – 10 days.
Freeze chocolate nut clusters in a freezer-friendly container or freezer zip-lock bags and freeze for 2-3 months. Thaw in the refrigerator.

Nutrition

Calories: 114kcalCarbohydrates: 6gProtein: 2gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 5gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 0.1mgSodium: 13mgPotassium: 102mgFiber: 1gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 3IUVitamin C: 0.2mgCalcium: 37mgIron: 0.4mg
Keyword chocolate clusters, nuts
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