These Chocolate Caramel Nut Clusters are made up of 3 parts: a toasted nut layer, a creamy caramel layer, and a rich and smooth chocolate layer which basically makes them a flavour explosion in your mouth.
I love the holiday season because it’s the perfect excuse to bake and create in my kitchen. Ok, I don’t really need an excuse, but I do especially love cooking for the holidays! Today I’m sharing a delicious holiday treat made with Lindt chocolate! Seriously, any recipe with Lindt chocolate as an ingredient is guaranteed to be amazing.
Truth be told, Lindt chocolate is a favourite of ours and has made an appearance in our home for many, many years. And here on Christmas morning, after Santa comes, if you dig into the very bottom of your stocking you can find a few of the Lindor Milk Chocolate Truffles! Actually first it’s a mandarin orange, followed by these truffles…so basically it’s breakfast!
For this holiday season I decided to make one of my favourite chocolate treats, which are nut clusters. These Chocolate Caramel Nut Clusters are made up of 3 parts: a toasted nut layer, a creamy caramel layer, and a rich and smooth chocolate layer which basically makes them a flavour explosion in your mouth.
These homemade chocolate treats are so delicious especially if you make them with the best kind of chocolate. Serve them up as a little sweet treat after dinner, or make a batch for giving away as gifts…homemade gifts are the best…especially delicious chocolate ones.
For this recipe I used Lindt chocolate: The Swiss Classic Milk Chocolate Bar and the Excellence 70% Dark Chocolate Bar. I love dark chocolate but I wanted to cut the flavour with some milk chocolate, and the combination was perfect.
For the nut base, I used a combination of pecans, hazelnuts and macadamia nuts, but you could use walnuts, peanuts or brazil nuts…what ever you like! The great thing about making chocolate nut clusters is that you can tailor them to your taste buds.
Once the nuts are toasted and gathered into little clusters, it’s time to add the homemade caramel. The addition of the creamy caramel pairs so perfectly with the nuts and chocolate.
Swirl on a layer of creamy warm chocolate…you’re almost there.
Then to finish off these treats I sprinkled a coarse sugar and vanilla blend onto the tops, but you can also use sea salt. Delicious. These Chocolate Caramel Nut Clusters are definitely worth the effort!Print
Disclosure: Although this post has been generously sponsored by Lindt & Sprüngli (Canada), Inc., the opinions and language are my own, and in no way do they reflect Lindt & Sprüngli (Canada), Inc. Lindt chocolate is mega-delish. 😉