Chocolate Walnuts

These chocolate walnuts are an easy, elegant, nutrient-dense treat. They’re perfect for entertaining and make a great addition to any dessert table. These chocolate covered walnuts are subtly sweet, crunchy, and totally satisfying. They also make great homemade Christmas gifts or hostess gifts.

Ingredients 

You can use either raw or toasted walnuts in this recipe. Be sure to use walnut halves as opposed to chopped walnuts.

I like using dark chocolate in this recipe but you can use any type of chocolate that suits your taste and dietary requirements. 

Chocolate covered walnuts displayed on a plate.

How to make them 

Start by adding the dark chocolate to a microwave safe bowl, then cook on high power for 20 seconds. 

Stir, then cook for another 20 seconds. Repeat this process until the chocolate has melted (this takes 120 seconds total in my microwave, but individual microwave strengths will vary). Alternatively you can melt the chocolate in a pot on the stove set to low heat, stirring constantly until melted. 

A bowl of warm, melted dark chocolate.

Next you’ll drop one walnut half into the bowl of melted chocolate, then use a spoon to gently stir and evenly coat it in chocolate.

Use two forks to lift the walnut half out of the melted chocolate, allowing any excess chocolate to drip back down into the bowl, then place it on a large plate lined with parchment paper.

A walnut half coated in melted dark chocolate.

Next you’ll place a second walnut half (don’t dip this one in chocolate) directly on top of the chocolate dipped walnut half.

A walnut half resting on top of a chocolate dipped walnut half.

Then you’ll use a spoon to drizzle some melted chocolate on top. 

One walnut dipped and drizzled with chocolate.

Repeat this process with the rest of the walnuts. 

Nuts dipped in chocolate on a piece of parchment paper.

Place the plate of chocolate covered walnuts in the fridge to harden for at least 45 minutes before serving. 

Chocolate dipped nuts on a piece of parchment paper.

Storage 

Store them in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week.

Giving these as gifts

These treats would make great homemade Christmas gifts or hostess gifts. Just add some to a cellophane bag, paper box, or tin and add a pretty ribbon and a label.

A nutrient-dense dessert option for parties

These chocolate walnuts are the perfect addition to a holiday dessert table. They’re a nutritious option you can include at dinner parties, cocktail parties, or other special occasions.

Chocolate covered nuts on a white plate.

More chocolate covered treats

Chocolate Walnuts

These chocolate walnuts are an easy, elegant, nutrient-dense addition to any dessert table. These chocolate covered walnuts also make great homemade Christmas gifts or hostess gifts.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Chilling time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 6
Calories 183.1kcal

Equipment

  • Parchment paper
  • Microwave safe bowl

Ingredients

  • 24 walnut halves
  • 3/4 cup chopped dark chocolate or chocolate chips

Instructions

  • Add the chocolate to a microwave safe bowl, then cook on high power for 20 seconds.
  • Stir then cook for another 20 seconds. Repeat this process until the chocolate has melted (this takes about a minute total in my microwave). Alternatively you can melt the chocolate in a pot on the stove set to low heat, stirring constantly until melted.
  • Drop one walnut half into the bowl of melted chocolate, then use a spoon to gently stir to evenly coat it in chocolate.
  • Use two forks to lift the walnut half out of the melted chocolate, allowing any excess chocolate to drip back down into the bowl, then place it on a large plate lined with parchment paper.
  • Place a second walnut half (don’t dip this one in chocolate) directly on top of the chocolate dipped walnut half, then use a spoon to drizzle some melted chocolate on top.
  • Repeat steps 3-5 with the rest of the walnuts.
  • Place the plate of chocolate covered walnuts in the fridge to harden for at least 45 minutes before serving.

Notes

  • Store these chocolate walnuts in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week.

Nutrition

Serving: 2Chocolate Covered Walnuts | Calories: 183.1kcal | Carbohydrates: 11.1g | Protein: 2.9g | Fat: 14.5g | Saturated Fat: 5.8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3.5g | Cholesterol: 0.7mg | Sodium: 4.5mg | Potassium: 191.7mg | Fiber: 2.9g | Sugar: 5.5g | Vitamin A: 10.1IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 23.8mg | Iron: 2.8mg