There are few things that I simply cannot resist. One of them is cherry tomatoes. If I were to buy a kilo of cherry tomatoes, I'd eat them. Two kilos? I'd eat them. Three kilos? I'd eat them. I never buy more than that for this reason though, because they make me turn into an Argentinian Wide Mouth Frog (an amphibian glutton that will eat until it explodes *sniff*) and Zeus know that's not how I want to give up the ghost. Anyways, few things make it into my list of The Dangerously Irresistible. That's because I like to practice the art of moderation (e.g. I can house a jar of nut butter for weeks, eat just a square or two of dark chocolate, enjoy only one or two servings of cake, pudding, brownies, ice cream, etc. while saving the rest for later). Ah!!! though, moderation gets forcefully drop-kicked out the window it comes to Chocolate Covered Nuts. There, you lose me. Or, rather, I lose myself ;-)
Because, the thing is, I LOVE dark chocolate covered nuts. LOVE them. I can honestly sit there and munch dozens of them, going up the ladder of elation as I do without a care in the world. It is for this very reasy (because they're irresistible to me), that I only make them using ultra dark chocolate and I always add some protein powder to them. I add the powder to add in some sweetness POW! and the ultra dark chocolate for two reasons: one, because I like to keep them sugarless and two, because with dark chocolate, they last longer ;-) Indeed, with ultra dark chocolate, just a handful and you're set (it's the beauty of dark chocolate really, the fact that, because it's so intense and rich, a little is enough to send your tastebuns into a pleasure-induced stupor of sorts, hehe). OK, enough bla bla from me. Are you ready for the recipe? Because, I tell ya, these protein powder dark chocolate covered nuts are a revoluuuuuuution!
1 cup of walnut halves (100 grams)
2/3 of a 100% dark chocolate bar
1 tsp of 100% cocoa powder
1/4 cup of chocolate covered whey protein powder (I used Metapure Q2 because their chocolate is delish!)
This is what you do: first, melt 1/3 of your bar of dark chocolate in a bain marie (i.e. a glass bowl on top of a pot of boiling water). When the chocolate has melted, throw in the protein powder and the walnuts and mix it around with a spoon. Take the nuts out and place them on a tray (you want them more of less separated from one another). Then, melt your other 1/3 of dark chocolate (again, in a bain marie) and, when melted, pour it over the nuts. Sprinkle with cocoa (you can sprinkle with cinnamon too, mmmmm) and then simply place the tray in the freezer for half an hour. BOOOOOM! READY!