- 2 min
- 5 min
Submitted by Barbara Day, M.S., R.D.
- 1 12-ounce bag of dark chocolate chips
- 1 cup of walnuts (or pecans, cashews)
- 1/8 teaspoon flaked sea salt
I make this recipe for my friends & family for Christmas gifts. It’s easy-to-make and it does have some healthy aspects. Dark chocolate is full of flavonoids which help to decrease the damaging free radicals in our cells which are known for increasing the aging process and heart disease. Walnuts are full of omega 3 fatty acids which are helpful as an anti-inflammatory agent as well. Enjoy!
Per Serving: 164 calories, 2 grams protein, 12 grams of fat, 14 grams of CHO, 2 grams of dietary fiber, 41 mg sodium.
Place chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave on medium for 30 seconds. Stir & repeat until chocolate is completely melted. Stir in ¾ cup walnuts. Pour on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper or waxed paper. Spread mixture with a spatula to about ¼ inch thick. Sprinkle slab evenly with sea salt and add remaining walnuts over top of mixture. Mash walnuts using the back of a spoon to ensure they are secure when they set or when you break apart they walnuts will fall off. Chill in refrigerator to set. Cut into 16 2-inch squares or break up into pieces. I usually break them in pieces. Store in the refrigerator.
12-ounce bag of dark chocolate chips
walnuts (or pecans, cashews)
flaked sea salt
Barbara Day, M.S., R.D., is a registered dietitian with a Master’s Degree in clinical nutrition. The former publisher of Kentuckiana HealthFitness Magazine, Kentuckiana Healthy Woman magazine and radio show host of Health News You Can Use, Barbara has over 44 years of experience in promoting healthy lifestyles to consumers. Barbara worked as Nutrition Consultant to the Navy SEALs (8 years) and the University of Louisville Athletic Department (10 years). Barbara currently writes a weekly nutrition column for the Southeast Outlook. Barbara is a runner, cyclist, hiker, a mother and grandmother to 13 grandchildren.