Enjoy these delicious, bite-sized chocolate nut squares for a healthy snack or as a sweet treat. Learn how to make them easily at home using your favorite combination of nuts and seeds, with dark chocolate for dipping.
If good things come in small packages and chocolate makes everything better, well then these bite-sized chocolate nut squares are a very, very good thing. A mix of nuts and seeds dipped in dark chocolate they straddle the line between healthy snack and dessert.
What are Chocolate Nut Squares?
Chocolate nut squares or nut bites are a nut and seed based snack similar to a granola bar or a nut bar like a KIND bar but in a bite-sized version. They’re easy to make at home and make a wonderful snack or treat. Here’s what you’ll need:
(Here are a few notes about the ingredients you’ll need for this recipe. As always find the full list of ingredients and directions in the recipe card at the bottom of the post.)
- Honey – Use a mild flavored honey that won’t overpower the other ingredients in the squares.
- Butter or Coconut Oil – Butter or coconut oil is heated with the honey to create the syrup that binds together the nuts and seeds.
- Nuts and Seeds – I like a combination of almonds, pumpkin seeds and walnuts but you can use your favorite combination of nuts and seeds instead.
- Chocolate – I like dark chocolate best with these bites but feel free to use milk chocolate if you’d prefer.
- Salt – A pinch of fine salt like Fleur de sel is a nice finishing touch if you have it.
How to Make Chocolate Nut Squares:
- You’ll start by heating the honey, butter and a pinch of salt in a small saucepan until it begins to turn a deep golden caramel color. Throw in the chopped nuts and stir until well coated.
- Now you’ll pour the mix into a lined baking pan, cover with another sheet of parchment paper and press down firmly to form a uniform layer and let the whole thing cool in the refrigerator until hardened.
- Cut the nut bites into square pieces with a sharp knife and keep refrigerated until you are ready to dip.
- Melt your chocolate, dip one end of each square into the melted chocolate and sprinkle with a little pinch of salt.
- Refrigerate until chocolate sets and enjoy!
Oh and please consider making extra as they make excellent gifts this time of year!
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.
- Use whatever chocolate you like best to dip the nut bites.
A mixture of caramelized nuts and seeds are dipped in dark chocolate and sprinkled with fleur de sel for a salty/sweet treat.
- ½ cup/ 168g good quality honey
- 2 Tablespoons/28g of butter (or coconut oil)
- 1 cup/120g almonds coarsely, chopped
- 1 cup/120g pumpkin seeds, coarsely chopped
- 1 cup/120g walnuts, coarsely chopped
- 4 ½ oz/ 128g bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped
- Fleur de sel or fine sea salt
- Line an 8 inch square baking pan with parchment paper; set aside.
- Heat honey, butter and a pinch of salt in a small saucepan over medium heat for about 10 minutes until it begins to thicken and turn a deep golden caramel color. (Watch it as it will bubble up suddenly and you may need to turn down the heat.)
- Fold in the chopped nuts and stir until well coated.
- Remove from heat and pour into the lined baking pan. Cover with another sheet of parchment paper and press down firmly to form a uniform layer, let cool in the refrigerator until hardened.
- Cut into square pieces with a sharp knife and keep refrigerated until ready to dip.
- Melt chopped chocolate in the microwave or over a double boiler. (If you’d like to temper your chocolate see the instructions on tempering chocolate .)
- Dip one end of each square into melted chocolate, sprinkle chocolate covered end with a little of the salt.
- Place on parchment paper lined baking sheet and refrigerate until chocolate sets.
- If not using tempered chocolate, store dipped nut bites in the fridge in an airtight container between sheets of parchment paper.
Use your favorite combination of nuts and seeds.
Add vanilla to the caramel.
Use your favorite chocolate to dip the nut bites.
Store untempered nut bites in an airtight container in the fridge. Store tempered bites in an airtight container at room temperature.
Gluten Free, Grain Free, Vegetarian, Paleo, Egg-Free, Dairy-Free
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 105Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 3mgSodium: 44mgCarbohydrates: 8gFiber: 2gSugar: 4gProtein: 2g
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Sylvie Shirazi is the recipe developer and food photographer behind Gourmande in the Kitchen. For the last 10 years she's been making eating more healthfully easy and accessible with gluten-free, grain-free, paleo and vegan recipes that are free from processed ingredients.