Yep, I called something ammmaaaaazing! There is nothing better than little snacks or bites, nothing better than your favorite nut or fruit, and definitely nothing better than chocolate! Add all those things together into a cute little package? Well amazing is what you get! How cute are walnuts to begin with, and then add chocolate? Nothing. Better. I hope you get to pop some of these awesome vegan and gluten-free Amazing Walnut Blueberry Chocolate Bites into your mouth!
These little walnut bites are so amazing – I just can’t stop saying it! Walnuts are so versatile and can be used in any dish you create and they are the perfect nut to add to baked goods – like the classic banana walnut bread, because they just seem to melt and be crunchy at the same time. But have you ever tried to buy chocolate covered walnuts? No? Me either – why? Because they don’t make them! There are chocolate and dark chocolate covered all-types of nuts, except walnuts. Well it was time to change that and liven them up with some dried blueberries, and veganize and gluten-free them with my favorite chocolate too! And how cute are they? The perfect little gift, too!
Who needs a large meal when you want a small snack full of the same protein and fiber right? A nutritious snack with a favorite that complements anything it’s used with? You need these little babies in your life! This is the most simple thing you can do – just whole walnuts, dried blueberries, melted chocolate and boom. Little jewels! Start by placing the walnuts on a wax paper covered baking sheet, evenly spaced. Carefully place a tiny squished-between-your-fingers dried blueberry on the ridge of the walnuts so the stay in place. In a microwave safe bowl melt the chocolate in 30 second intervals. Using a spoon, drizzle the chocolate over the walnuts and blueberries – no need to douse them with the chocolate, just drizzle enough to hold the blueberries on the nuts. Place the baking sheet in the fridge or freezer to harden the chocolate then just try really hard to eat them all! Because, yum!!
Amazing Walnut Blueberry Chocolate Bites,
24 Whole California Walnuts
24 Dried Blueberries
1/3 C Enjoy Life Mini Chocolate Chips
1. Place a sheet of wax paper on a small baking sheet.
2. Place walnuts evenly spaced on the wax paper.
3. Place 1 blueberry on the walnuts – be sure to squish the blueberry flat between your fingers.
4. Melt the chocolate in a microwave safe bowl in 30 second increments.
5. Use a spoon to drizzle chocolate over the walnuts and blueberries.
6. Place the baking sheet in the fridge or freezer to harden the chocolate.
7. Enjoy – be sure to keep the walnuts in a little container in the fridge or the chocolate will melt before you eat them!
“I received free samples of California walnuts mentioned in this post. By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by the California Walnut Commission and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time.”