Good things come in small packages, right? And chocolate makes everything better?
Well, then, these bite-sized chocolate-dipped treats are a very, very good thing. A mix of nuts and seeds are held together by caramelized honey, enrobed in a rich layer of dark chocolate and then sprinkled with a hint of fleur de sel.
Every bite is an interplay of contrasts, the firm bittersweet chocolate cap giving way to a soft chewiness underneath with the subtle sweetness of honey.
The flavor of the rich, buttery nuts is bolstered by the sophisticated under-notes of caramelized honey, and amazing things happen when the buttery sweet richness meets that crucial finish of salt.
Thank goodness chocolate is acceptable any time of the day, as these delectably portable bites have been sneaking their way into my stomach at all hours.
They straddle the line between healthy snack and dessert; nutrition with a bit of indulgence. A little bit sweet a little bit salty, these have a depth of flavor that belies their simple components.
Treat this recipe as a blueprint for your own flavor combinations. Use your own favorite combination of nuts and seeds, feel free to add a splash of vanilla to the caramel if you’d like, and although I like these best with a bittersweet chocolate a rich dark milk would work nicely as well.
Oh, and please consider making extra, I’m running low…