These chocolate covered candied walnuts are coated with a crunchy maple caramel, melted dark chocolate and then dusted with cocoa for an elegant gift or favor.
In my house there’s not a holiday that doesn’t involve a hefty dose of chocolate. If that sounds familiar to you, then you’ve come to the right place today.
This time of year is clearly devoted to cookie baking and homemade, buttery, sweet, cookies of every kind abound. December afternoons and weekends are spent filling up cookie tins and bellies alike, but I propose we spare a moment for chocolate.
These chocolate walnuts may just steal the spotlight, not to mention that they make pretty terrific gifts or favors. Oh, and did I mention how easy they are to make? I know I say that often around here, but speedy and simple makes me happy.
Maple glazed walnut pieces are coated in dark chocolate and dusted with cocoa. Candying walnuts naturally with maple syrup on the stove-top is quick and easy. The rich chocolate coating is also entirely sweetened with maple syrup which makes these cocoa truffled walnuts both vegan and paleo friendly as well as refined sugar free.
But irresistible is the only word for these. No matter how much you make, they’ll disappear like magic, which doesn’t surprise me because, when you wrap a walnut half in a rich chocolate shell, the results are bound to be good.
I know because I consumed them in rather extravagant quantities and can confidently state that just a look in their direction will do you in. And don’t think these truffled walnuts belong only to holidays; they are perfectly compatible with every month of the year.
Chocolate and walnuts make a fine match indeed.