Low-FODMAP Salted Chocolate Hazelnut Clusters; Gluten-free, Vegan
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A simple dessert recipe that everyone loves. Salted chocolate hazelnut clusters are amazing for birthdays, holidays, or a weeknight snack. Using dark chocolate provides antioxidants, while hazelnuts are loaded with nutrients, healthy fats, and fiber. A treat that you can feel good about!
This recipe preps in under half an hour, uses only a few ingredients, requires no baking, and is as easy as they come. What’s not to LOVE?
FODMAP facts: Hazelnuts are low FODMAP in servings of 15 grams, while 30 grams of dark chocolate is a low-FODMAP portion.
Dr. Rachel’s Notes:
- This recipe easily doubles or triples for larger gatherings
- Try this recipe with any type of low-FODMAP nuts and seeds you enjoy! Walnuts, pecans, peanuts, macadamias, pumpkin, and sesame seeds are all delicious. It’s so versatile!
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Be healthy and happy
Rachel Pauls, MD
Although this recipe has not been lab tested, a single serving should be low-FODMAP based on the ingredients (using available FODMAP data at time of testing)
Yield: 12 clusters; 2 per serving
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 5 minutes
Total time: 15 minutes
- 1/2 cup (85 g) semisweet chocolate, broken into pieces (vegan, if necessary)
- 1/2 teaspoon coconut oil
- 1/2 cup (64g) whole roasted hazelnuts
- Flaked sea salt, for sprinkling
- Line a large baking sheet with parchment or wax paper and set this aside
- Place the chocolate and coconut oil in a medium microwave-safe bowl (large enough for your nuts) and microwave in bursts of 20 seconds, stirring between, watching so the chocolate does not burn
- You may also perform this step on the stovetop in a double boiler
- Once the chocolate is smooth, stir in the hazelnuts to coat completely with the chocolate
- Using a small cookie scoop, or 2 spoons, portion out the chocolate hazelnuts onto your prepared baking sheet (about 5 hazelnuts per cluster)
- Repeat until the mixture is gone
- Sprinkle with flaked sea salt and allow to cool in the refrigerator
- Once cool, enjoy immediately, or store in an airtight container in the refrigerator or freezer
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