An easy, healthy recipe for chocolate covered pecans coated with a 3-ingredient homemade chocolate sweetened only with maple syrup. These are amazing!
Oh my goodness, I am so excited to share this recipe with you guys! Not only does it contain chocolate (uh, hello), but it is a simple, real food treat that is way better for you than other treats (but not better than broccoli, so it’s not that healthy, okay?), and you’re making your own chocolate – seriously. It’s so cool.
I don’t know why I constantly find this amazing that I can make or grow things that I grew up thinking you could only buy, but it never gets old to me.
And this? It’s three-ingredient chocolate. Now, to be fair, it’s a softer chocolate and needs to be refrigerated, but it’s chocolate – made from three ingredients! Gee, exclamations and italics – you can tell I like this, can’t you? Well, as if that wasn’t enough, let’s throw easy and delicious into the mix.
Healthy Chocolate Covered Pecans (or Walnuts)
Toast up some pecans, mix up your three ingredient chocolate (nope, sorry, it doesn’t get old…) from butter, cocoa powder and maple syrup (go ahead and add a pinch of salt because it’s good, but doesn’t count as a whole ingredient in my book at just a pinch…).
Then watch it magically thicken, throw in your nuts to coat them, freeze for a bit and then dust them with more cocoa powder. There’s the whole recipe for you right there.
Ha – we’re all going to be making our own healthy chocolate covered pecans now, aren’t we?
I’m so in love with how these turned out (inspired by this recipe) that I can’t wait to give them as a gift, either for the holidays or as a hostess gift.
And guess what I discovered? They fit beautifully in a reused tin lined with parchment! Yes I’m one of those people who has a hard time just recycling our mint tins since they seem so useful for something that I’ve got them stuffed in drawers everywhere. Now I have something to use them for.
Even though they do need to be kept in the fridge to remain somewhat firm, they’re perfectly fine for a few hours at room temperature, so these are going in my holiday goodie bags for sure. So, are you ready to make some chocolate?