Dark Chocolate Covered Cashews

These dark chocolate covered cashews are an easy and delicious treat. The earthy, slightly bitter flavor of dark chocolate complements the decadent texture of toasted cashews in these tasty confections. They also make great homemade gifts for any occasion.

Ingredients and substitutions

I like to use roasted, unsalted cashews when making these treats. The roasting process enhances both the texture and flavor of the cashews. You can substitute raw cashews or salted cashews if you prefer. If using salted cashews, omit the optional sea salt topping, otherwise the end result will be too salty.

Chocolate cashew clusters sprinkled with sea salt on a white plate.

I prefer to use chopped dark chocolate when making these treats, but you can substitute any type of chocolate you prefer. If you’d rather skip the step of chopping the chocolate, you can substitute chocolate chips.

How to make them

Start by adding the chopped dark chocolate to a pot on the stove set to low heat. Cook, stirring constantly, until the chocolate has melted, then immediately remove the pot from the heat.

Melted dark chocolate in a steel pot.

Add the cashews to the pot of melted dark chocolate, then gently stir to coat the cashews completely.

Melted dark chocolate and cashews in a steel pot.

Spoon a heaping tablespoon of the melted chocolate and cashew mixture onto a sheet pan or large plate lined with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.

A cluster of cashews coated in melted chocolate.

Immediately add a small sprinkle of sea salt on top, if desired.

A cluster of cashews coated in melted dark chocolate and sprinkled with sea salt.

Repeat with the rest of the chocolate and cashew mixture.

Chocolate cashew clusters on a sheet pan lined with parchment paper.

Place the sheet pan or plate of chocolate cashews in the fridge to let the chocolate harden for at least an hour before serving.

Chocolate dipped cashews on a white plate.

Storage

Store these treats in an airtight container in the fridge for up to two weeks.

Giving these as gifts

These cashews make great homemade gifts for any occasion. To give these as gifts, add them to a paper gift box, tin, or cellophane bag. Add a pretty ribbon, label tag, and you’re all set for gifting these treats.

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Chocolate cashew clusters sprinkled with sea salt on a white plate.
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Dark Chocolate Covered Cashews

These dark chocolate covered cashews are an easy and delicious treat. They're a lovely addition to a dessert table and also make great homemade gifts for any occasion.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 12 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Chilling time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 14
Calories 107kcal

Equipment

  • Parchment paper or silicone baking mat

Ingredients

  • 1 cup roasted, unsalted cashews
  • 3/4 cup chopped dark chocolate
  • Optional topping: sea salt

Instructions

  • Add the chopped dark chocolate to a pot on the stove set to low heat.
  • Cook, stirring constantly, until the chocolate has melted, then immediately remove the pot from the heat.
  • Add the cashews to the pot of melted dark chocolate, then gently stir to coat the cashews completely.
  • Spoon a heaping tablespoon of the melted chocolate and cashew mixture onto a sheet pan or large plate lined with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
  • Immediately add a small sprinkle of sea salt on top, if desired.
  • Repeat steps 4-5 with the rest of the chocolate and cashew mixture.
  • Place the sheet pan or plate in the fridge to let the chocolate harden for at least an hour before serving.

Notes

  • Store these treats in an airtight container in the fridge for up to two weeks.

Nutrition

Serving: 1Cluster | Calories: 107kcal | Carbohydrates: 7.1g | Protein: 2.4g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.8g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3.4g | Cholesterol: 0.3mg | Sodium: 44.5mg | Potassium: 127.9mg | Fiber: 1.3g | Sugar: 2.8g | Vitamin A: 3.7IU | Vitamin C: 0.05mg | Calcium: 10.3mg | Iron: 1.7mg

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2 thoughts on “Dark Chocolate Covered Cashews”

  1. Green and Black’s has a dark chocolate bar with 85% cacao solids that I like. Any brand that has 75% cacao solids or higher and no milk products listed in the ingredients should be pretty low in sugar. Hope that helps!

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