Dark Chocolate Covered Cashews #SundaySupper

Hi Everyone,

Today for #SundaySupper we are celebrating National Grandparents Day.  My Grandparents are no longer with us, but I do have a few memories of them.  I remember visiting them in Orchard Park, NY in their red house and my Grandfather worked in construction. He would come home from work with his yellow hard hat and sit in his chair and crack nuts.  I remember a big bowl of nuts and a nut cracker.  I loved cracking them, but I didn’t like eating them.  I actually thought walnuts tasted horrible.  What’s funny is that I love them now.  My Grandmother knew I didn’t love nuts so one day she took me to the mall and had me try chocolate covered nuts.  Then I fell in love.  I don’t recall what kind of nuts, but they tasted good.  In memories of my Grandmother and Grandfather I made chocolate covered cashews.  I think my Grandma would be proud.

Dark Chocolate Covered Cashews #SundaySupper
They nuts taste amazing! But I will admit they are easy to make but a little bit hard to keep them separated. I used roasted salted cashews and Dark Chocolate melting wafers. Those are the only ingredients you need. Pretty easy and makes for a great gift.
Dark Chocolate Covered Cashews #SundaySupper Since the weather was warm out, I chilled my chocolate covered nuts in the refrigerator. That makes for easy separating. The only problem is when you chill chocolate it gets a grayish color. If you can let them cool naturally on the counter, you will have shiny chocolate. A bit of advise, don’t make them when it’s 90 degrees out.
Dark Chocolate Covered Cashews #SundaySupper

 

Dark Chocolate Covered Cashews
 
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Recipe type: Snack
Cuisine: American
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A simple, easy snack made with roasted cashews and dark chocolate.
Ingredients
  • 8 oz. Ghirardelli Dark Chocolate Melting Wafers
  • 3 cup, halves and whole Cashew Nuts, dry roasted,salted
Instructions
  1. Line two baking sheet with parchment paper; set aside.
  2. Melt the chocolate in a heatproof bowl in the microwave for 30 seconds, stir and cook for another 30 seconds, until chocolate is melted.
  3. Stir nuts into the melted chocolate, until completely covered with chocolate. Pour onto prepared baking sheet.
  4. With a knife, separate the nuts the best that you can. Let the nuts cool. You can refrigerate for 30 minutes if desired.
  5. Break apart any clumps and store in a sealed container for up to a month.

Dark Chocolate Covered Cashews  #SundaySupper

I just love my little creation. They may not be the prettiest nuts around, but they sure taste good and nothing beats homemade.  It’s less expensive, rewarding and fun to make.

I can’t wait to read other stories that the #SundaySupper gang is going to post today.  Plus all of the delicious recipes.

Have a wonderful Sunday!

Toodles,

Jennifer

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Comments

  1. Cashews and Ghiradelli Chocolate how can you go wrong?

  2. Cashews, Dark Chocolate, Double Dipped, all of the things I like to hear! I think your Grandma would be proud!

  3. They look so yummy! You had one smart grandma for introducing you to these.

  4. My mom would always have a bowl of nuts and a nutcracker in our living room for the holidays. We’d all fight over the almonds, and nobody wanted the walnuts 🙂 Nice memories of your grandparents—and what a yummy treat!

  5. This is such a great easy to make snack!

  6. chocolate makes everything tastier! I’d love to have these on hand for an afternoon snack.

  7. Love anything with Chocolate and Cashews! Delish!

  8. This is such a sweet post! Great recipe in memory of your grandparents.

  9. I could eat a handful of these!

  10. I have great memories of sitting in front of the fireplace at my Oma Engels and helping her shell the Hickory nuts we had gone gathering all afternoon.

  11. Cashews are my favorite nut by far! Looks so good — cathy from Delaware Girl Eats

  12. What a wonderful story. My family absolutely adores cashews. These would make a fabulous Christmas gift for neighbors, too.

  13. I agree with you, nothing beats homemade food and the nuts do look unique and quite yummy!! It’s also easy to make. Yay!!

  14. cynthial1956 says:

    I am sure your grandmother would be proud. These covered nuts look yummy and I know they would not last long in my house

  15. These sound delicious, I can imagine eating lots of them before I could stop! Thanks for sharing this and your memories of your grandparents.

  16. Cashews are my grandfather’s favorite nuts. I can’t decide if I like cashews or walnuts better, I guess it depends if I’m in the mood for salty or not. Either would be fantastic covered in chocolate!

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