Tuesday, 14 January 2014

Homemade (and Healthy) Chocolate-Drizzled Honey Nut Clusters

These Chocolate-Drizzled Honey Nut Clusters are quite possibly one of the most addictive things I have ever made.

One afternoon over Christmas, completely sick of tins of Quality Street and mountainous arrays of cheese boards, I stowed myself away in my kitchen, intent on making some healthy treats. And these Nut Clusters are just one of the many ingenious things I came up with.

Sweet, salty, and oh-so-delicious, they were literally gone in minutes. In fact, I haven't made any since because I just know I'll eat them by the handful.

Anyway, I just know that you're going to love these every bit as much as I do. Plus, even better, you probably have most of the ingredients stashed away in your kitchen cupboards right this moment.

So, what are you waiting for? Get baking, and then start munching!

Sam x


Chocolate-Drizzled Honey Nut Clusters

(Adapted from Oh She Glows)

250g nuts, halved (I used a mixture of almonds and pecans, but use whatever you fancy)
4 tbsp honey
6 tbsp oats
3 tbsp light brown soft sugar
2 tbsp desiccated coconut
1/2 tsp cinnamon
Pinch salt (or more, to taste)
One pack dark chocolate

1) Preheat the oven to 140C, then grease (I use coconut oil) and line a baking tray. Tip your nuts into a large bowl, then drizzle over the honey and stir well to cover each piece.

2) In a separate bowl, mix together the dry ingredients, then pour over the honey-coated nuts and stir well to combine.

3) Turn the entire mixture onto the baking tray, ensuring it's spread evenly, then bake for 25-30 minutes, turning the nuts half-way through. Leave to cool, then break apart and coat with drizzled, melted dark chocolate.