Home » cookies » Chocolate Covered Nuts & Coconut Bits

Chocolate Covered Nuts & Coconut Bits

Pin It
chocolate covered nuts and coconut bits

chocolate covered nuts and coconut bits

I am crazy about dark chocolate, nuts and coconuts.  So why not put them all together?  My local Whole Foods makes chocolate covered clusters that you can buy in bulk for about $18.99 a pound.  I know it’s expensive but this is because the mix includes sprouted nuts, raisins, blueberries, coconut bits and chocolate.   I figured why not try to make my own home version with a good dark unsweetened chocolate and about two cups of whatever I had on hand?

pseudo trail mix

pseudo trail mix with goji berriesMy mix has some sprouted ingredients and some not.  You can do whatever you want as long as delicious chocolate is covering it all.

chocolate shavings for clusters

chocolate pourSuper snack attack?  No need to feel guilty with these treats unless you throw down too many of them.  Nuts are to be eaten in small batches otherwise you’ll just feel weighted down. This is a great snack for kids as well and you can sneak in protein and energy all at the same time.  Unfortunately my toddler is still too small to give him nuts but I’ll pick out the coconut flakes, date pieces and raisins and he will be thrilled.

chocolate covered everything and moreNo more to say except for make a batch and share half with a friend.  I am bringing half my batch to share with Gabriel’s teachers at school for a pick me up afternoon treat!


Chocolate Covered Nuts & Coconut Bits
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 8
You can substitute the coconut oil in the chocolate for earth balance and the coconut sugar for pure cane sugar. When letting mixture set on baking sheet you have the option of not tossing it and letting it create clusters instead of individual pieces.
  • 2 cups mix of raisins, walnuts, almonds, goji berries, date pieces and coconut flakes (or use whatever you have on hand and toss it together)
  • 2 teaspoons coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons coconut sugar
  • ½ cup unsweetened dark chocolate
  1. Place wax paper on baking sheet
  2. Spread nut and coconut mix on baking sheet
  3. In a small sauce pan add coconut oil and melt over the lowest heat
  4. Add coconut sugar and dissolve with a small spoon
  5. Add dark chocolate to coconut/sugar mixture and gently swirl around lifting pan about an inch of the flame while chocolate melts. Stir chocolate as necessary with a spoon making sure it does not stick to the bottom and burn
  6. Turn flame off and quickly pour chocolate over nut and coconut mix tossing gently with a fork covering mixture well with chocolate
  7. Let mixture set until chocolate is hard for an hour or two gently tossing every half hour
  8. Keep in an airtight container until serving



Pin It

8 Responses

  1. Hi Tabatha! This is a great idea…everything is better with chocolate on it!

    Does you little guy like goji berries? My youngest will eat them by the handful and I love it because they are so much better to snack on than raisins.

    • Tabatha says:

      Hi Karielyn! Actually, my little guy does love goji berries. I should definitely give him more of those than raisins. Thanks for the reminder!

  2. Hi Tabatha. I love this! I have made variations and was wondering the type of chocolate brick that is posted above? I have used a variety of dark chocolates and am looking for a good baking one.

  3. […] just did a post on her website for Chocolate Covered Nuts & Coconut Bits and I have had chocolate on my brain ever […]

  4. […] Recipe & Photo credit to kitchentonirvana.com […]

Leave a Reply

Name (required)

Mail (will not be published) (required)


Your Comment

Rate this recipe: