Not only are these nut clusters dairy free, they are relatively low carb in limited amounts. I wanted a dairy-free candy that wasn’t too high carb, that had the TASTE of candy but yet that offered some protein with it, and that satisfied after a few bites. So I created these.
Chocolate-Peppermint Nut Clusters (Dairy Free)
1 – 10 oz bag Equal Exchange Organic Bittersweet Chocolate Chips (These are, as of currently, produced in a facility that does NOT process peanuts, tree nuts, milk, eggs, wheat and soy)
1.5 cups walnut pieces
2 cups pecan pieces
1/2 cup canned, unsweetened coconut milk
1 teaspoon peppermint extract
In large microwave proof bowl, mix chocolate chips and coconut milk. Microwave for 2 minutes, stirring at 1 minute. Remove and whisk smooth. Whisk in peppermint extract. The mixture will be glossy smooth. Stir in nuts and coat well.
Line mini-muffin pans with foil muffin liners. Spoon nut mixture into cups. Chill in refrigerator until hardened up.
Makes 36 candies at 3.5 net carbs each. (Note: using other chocolate chips may increase the carb count, these chips are not only dairy free but relatively lower in carbs).
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