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Delicious Chocolate Covered Nuts (Easy Recipe!)

Chocolate Covered Nuts are a simple no-bake Christmas treat that are great for gifting! This 3-ingredient recipe is easy to make … and even easier to eat!

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Chocolate Dipped Nuts is a guest recipe provided by Allison of Some the Wiser.

Making Dark Chocolate Covered Nuts

I have a real sweet tooth, but lately I’ve been trying to curb my sugar habit.  I’ve been looking for snacks that give me a good dose of protein and energy, without all the unhealthy sugars.  

This simple Chocolate-Covered Nuts recipe satisfies on so many levels.

When you use high quality dark chocolate — at least 60% cacao — this recipe for Chocolate Dipped Nuts is a healthy and delicious way to survive sweet cravings, especially around the holidays.  

Best of all, the nuts are so filling that you’ll only need a small handful at a time!

Tools Needed to Make Chocolate Covered Nuts

You’ll need a few different tools to prepare these chocolate nuts. Here’s what I recommend having on hand before beginning this easy recipe:

  • Saucepan – to melt chocolate and cream in.
  • Glass Measuring Cup – to measure the cream.
  • Kitchen Scale – to weigh the dark chocolate.
  • Parchment Paper – to line the baking pan with.
  • Baking Sheet – to place the chocolate dipped on while they harden.
  • Glass Jar – to use as a storage container for the dark chocolate nuts.
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Chocolate Covered Nuts Ingredients

This is a simple three-ingredient recipe — because what tastes better than plain chocolate and nuts?! Here’s what you’ll need to make this easy no-bake treat:

  • Raw unsalted nuts
  • Dark chocolate
  • Heavy cream

For the complete ingredient list and detailed instructions, scroll to the bottom of this post for the FREE printable recipe card.

What are the Best Nuts to Make Chocolate Covered Nuts?

Some of our favorites are: crunchy almonds, pecan halves, cashews, brazil nuts, and hazel nuts. I love to use a variety of different nuts to make a nut assortment, but you can also stick to one variety if you like!

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How to Make Chocolate-Covered Nuts

Making dark chocolate-covered nuts is very easy, but you do have to be patient when dipping each nut in the chocolate.

  1. Cover a large baking sheet with parchment or wax paper. Set aside.
  2. In a small saucepan, combine chopped chocolate and cream over low heat. Stir constantly until mixture is smooth and creamy. Remove from heat.
  3. Dip nuts halfway into melted chocolate mixture then place on parchment-covered baking sheet.
  4. When all of the nuts have been dipped, refrigerate until chocolate is set.

The above is simply a quick summary of this recipe. Check out the full recipe in the free printable recipe card at the bottom of this post for all the detailed instructions.

Tips for Making Chocolate-Covered Nuts

  • Raw, unsalted nuts like almonds, walnuts, and pecans are perfect for this recipe.
  • I simply dipped the nuts into the chocolate mixture, but you can fully submerge them using a fork to make true chocolate-covered nuts.
  • These chocolate dipped nuts make a great homemade gift for anyone who needs a little extra sweetness in their life. They are definitely something to keep in mind as a teach gift idea as the end of the school year approaches as well as for anytime you’re in need of a simple hostess gift.

Recipe Variations to Try

Dress up this basic dark chocolate-covered nuts recipe with a few fun variations:

  • Sprinkle freshly dipped nuts with coarse sugar.
  • Sprinkle freshly dipped nuts with cinnamon.
  • Add 4 drops of high quality orange essential oil to melted chocolate mixture
  • Try a combination of white chocolate, dark chocolate, and milk chocolate.

How to Store Chocolate Covered Nuts

After you’ve dipped the nuts in the melted chocolate and they’ve completely cooled, transfer them to an airtight container and store in a cool, dry place.

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Try these Chocolate Covered Nuts!

Next time you’re looking for a delicious snack to share during the holidays, give our favorite chocolate dipped nuts try!

Did you think they were the best chocolate nuts and a great addition to homemade holiday gifts? Leave a comment below and give it a review for others to see what you thought of this easy recipe.

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Dark Chocolate Nuts are an Easy Homemade Christmas Gift!

Chocolate-covered almonds, pecans, and cashews make the perfect gift for friends, neighbors, and teachers during the holiday season.

Just package them in a cute bag with some holiday ribbon, or add them to a tin with a variety of homemade holiday goodies.

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More Desserts Using Chocolate and Nuts:

Bittersweet Chocolate Swirl Fruit and Nut Bark pairs bittersweet chocolate, white chocolate, almonds, raspberries, strawberries, pumpkin and chia seeds for a delectable holiday treat.

Classic pecan Christmas turtles meet dark chocolate bark in this Pretzel Bark recipe. The crunchy, salty addition of mini pretzels makes for an extra delicious sweet and salty Christmas candy treat!

Pecan Pie Bites feature soft caramel and pecans nestled on top of a gingersnap molasses crust, all drizzled with chocolate and topped with pecans.

These Pecan Thumbprint Cookies have a spiced cookie base that’s topped with a pecan half, caramel sauce, and then drizzled with melted chocolate.

This recipe for Chocolate Chip Pecan Blondies is one of my favorite quick recipes when I want that chocolate chip cookie taste but can’t be bothered to roll out individual cookies!

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Chocolate Dipped Nuts

Yield: 12 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Additional Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

Chocolate-Covered Nuts are a simple no-bake Christmas treat that are great for gifting! This 3-ingredient recipe is easy to make ... and even easier to eat!


  • 3 cups almonds, cashews, and pecans (raw, unsalted)
  • 4 ounces dark chocolate, at least 60% cacao, coarsely chopped
  • 3 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon flaky sea salt (optional)


  1. Cover a large baking sheet with parchment or wax paper. Set aside.
  2. In a small saucepan combine chopped chocolate and cream over low heat. Stir constantly until mixture is smooth and creamy. Remove from heat.
  3. Dip nuts halfway into melted chocolate mixture then place on parchment-covered baking sheet.
  4. Sprinkle a small amount of salt on the chocolate of each nut before the chocolate has dried.
  5. When all of the nuts have been dipped, refrigerate for 30 to 40 minutes or until chocolate is set.
  6. Eat immediately or store in the fridge or freezer.

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Nutrition Information
Yield 12 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 275Total Fat 23gSaturated Fat 4gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 17gCholesterol 5mgSodium 705mgCarbohydrates 14gFiber 5gSugar 6gProtein 8g offers recipe nutritional information as a courtesy and is an estimate only. This information comes from online calculators. Although makes every effort to provide accurate information, these figures are only estimates.

Did you make this recipe?

I’d love it if you let me know what you think! Snap a photo and tag me on Instagram at @goodlifeeats with the hashtag #goodlifeeatsrecipes so I can see what you’re cooking up in YOUR kitchen!

Nancy Morgan

Monday 25th of February 2013

I have dipped apple slices into straight melted chocolate without adding anything to the chocolate. It should be the same for anything else you may want to dip (nuts, pretzels, etc.). Enjoy!!

Jackie {La Casa de Sweets}

Monday 18th of February 2013

These look delicious!

Kim - Liv Life

Friday 30th of November 2012

I think this goes into the OMG category!! I think I'm going to make this as a gift from me... to me!! LOVE this idea. I'm with you on the calorie reduction, but a handful of these would fill me up as well as curb my chocolate craving. FAbulous!!!


Saturday 10th of November 2012

Do you have to use the heavy cream? I am trying to stay away from too much dairy, but have a need for dark chocolate almonds! :)


Saturday 10th of November 2012

The only other dipping chocolate recipes I am familiar with call for a tablespoon or so of shortening instead of the cream. I haven't ever tried it without the cream, but as long as you are prepared to dip quickly, I think it would work okay. Just don't add water because that will cause the chocolate to seize up.

Lasuch w kuchni

Tuesday 24th of April 2012

I am so making these nuts at home :-) thanks for inspiration :-)

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