Hazelnut chocolate clusters
Recipe by Dr. Michelle Braude aka The Food Effect Doctor.
Quick and easy to make, these ‘no-bake’ clusters (my take on those famous Hazelnut balls) require just a few ingredients. Delicious and low in sugar, they’re perfect home-made treats.
340 g 90% cacao dark chocolate
226 g hazelnuts (or other nuts)
Pinch of salt (*if using unsalted nuts)
Xylitol to sweeten
Line a large baking tray with baking paper or foil and set aside.
Melt the chocolate in a heavy-based pan over a low heat. Keep stirring, making sure you don’t burn the chocolate. As soon as the chocolate has melted, turn off the heat.
Add the nuts to the melted chocolate, and xylitol to sweeten to your taste, and stir well until they are fully mixed in and coated.
Spoon heaping tablespoons of the mixture onto the prepared baking tray. Allow to cool.
Place in the fridge and allow to set for several hours. Remove from the baking paper or foil.