Are you a fan of eating nuts? If yes, then you must have eaten specialty nuts either raw nuts or with your food and dessert. But the fun does not have to end here. You can use specialty nuts to create some of the tastiest and healthiest treats. Let me share with you some of the ideas to make mouth-watering nut treats to share with your family and friends.
Chocolate peanut clusters
This is one of the easiest treats to make with a guarantee that everyone will love them. You just have to buy some shelled peanuts and semi-sweet from the nearest grocery store. You can use salted or unsalted peanuts, the choice is yours. Break the chocolate into small chunks and heat it in a microwave proof dish until it melts. Dip a small number of peanuts into the chocolate and place the chunks on a sheet of wax paper to dry. This recipe is very simple and can also be used with any other dried fruit that is your favourite. It works particularly well with dried apricots and almonds.
Healthy Snack mix
Another quick recipe is to create a snack mix with different varieties of dried nuts and chocolate chunks. Kids in particular will love to eat this snack. A fun activity can be to assemble the ingredients in bowls beforehand and then ask each family member to make their own customized mixed bowl of nuts.
If you have more time on your hand, you can try baking a nut pie. Walnut pies taste great with vanilla ice-cream, but if you are in a mood for something different, you can try making a chocolate hazelnut pie. A pie may not be the healthiest of foods, but it sure can work once in a blue moon or on some special occasions.
Crunchy nut salads
If you are tired of eating the same vegetable or fruit salad every day, you can try bringing a mouth-watering change to your traditional recipe. Just add a handful of nuts to add the crunchy texture to your bowl of salad. You can try this recipe out and decide for yourself if roasted nuts work better and which nuts go best with which type of salad.