Chocolate Covered Cashews Recipe – Salty cashews covered in delicious chocolate and melted peanut butter chips with a pinch of chili powder. A bit of canola oil gets the chocolate and peanut butter all melty and delicious. If you are making chocolates for Valentine’s Day for your sweetie (which I am!) you NEED to make these!
Life is about balance….right?
On Instagram I’ve been reporting in my weight loss goals. Actually Dan and I both are working hard to loose weight. He’s lost seven pounds and I’ve lost six – YAY!!! Our goal is to loose fifteen pounds by March 31st and we are well on our way! We have both decided it’s time to loose some weight but, like I said earlier – life is about balance! 😋
So… having said that today I’m sharing one of my mom recipes AND Dan’s favorite treats! In fact when my folks visited at Christmas time, Mom made a batch of these chocolates. They were tucked away in the fridge and we all dove into them during the holidays!
But these little treats aren’t just for holidays and though I’m sharing them around Valentine’s Day, make these year-round. They are super easy and just that good.
Truth be told I’m not much of a baker, and sweets really aren’t my thing. However Dan does and I like to make sure Dan has something to satisfy his sweet tooth.
Chocolate Covered Cashew Recipe – shopping list
- semi sweet chocolate morsels
- package peanut butter morsels
You’ll also need a pinch of chili powder and canola oil.
Here’s how easy it comes together.
Chocolate Covered Cashew Recipe – easy to make!
- Add the chocolate and peanut butter morsels to a pan
- Add the canola oil and chili powder
- Melt the chocolate
- Stir in the nuts
- Scoop them onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper
- Freeze for one hour
See how easy these are to make? They are a real treat too! Even with our diet, we are still enjoying a simple sweet treat in the evening.
Here’s a funny story… when we got married Dan’s Mom wasn’t able to attend the wedding, but I knew she had a serious sweet tooth also. I made sure to pack up some cake and a couple of cupcakes from the wedding with instructions to Dan to drop it off.
A week later I asked her what she thought of the cake? She said … cake, what cake? I sure would have like to have tried it but I didn’t get any! I looked at Dan and he was smiling like a Cheshire Cat…. I said Dan what happened to your Mom’s care package? He smiled and said I ate it!
Oooh did his Mom give him an earful! 🤣
I know there are super fancy ways you’re supposed to make chocolate. Tempering to be sure it stays shiny and all that stuff. Here’s the deal – I think these look beautiful AND they only take minutes to make!
Yep! This one checks off all of the important things on my list!
If you’ve gotten this far, I’m thinking you really love easy sweet treats, so I’ve done the research for you! Check out –
- White Chocolate Pretzel Bites over from Typically Simple
- Low-Carb Dark Chocolate Candy with Pecans and Sea Salt from Lowcarb-ology
- Chocolate Caramel Pretzel Bites from Little Figgy
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Chocolate Covered Cashews Recipe – Salty cashews covered in delicious chocolate and melted peanut butter chips with a pinch of chili powder. A bit of canola oil gets the chocolate and peanut butter all melty and delicious!!!
Chocolate Covered Cashews Recipe
Chocolate Covered Cashews Recipe - Salty cashews are covered in rich delicious chocolate and melted peanut butter chips with just a pinch of chili powder. A bit of canola oil gets the chocolate and peanut butter all melty and delicious.
- 2 8 oz. cans cashews
- 1 10 oz. semi sweet chocolate morsels
- 1 8 oz. peanut butter morsels
- 1 tbsp canola oil
- 1/4 tsp red chili powder
Add the chocolate and peanut butter morsels to a heavy bottom pan on the stove. Place it over medium/medium low heat, stirring the entire time.
Add the canola oil and chili powder.
Melt the chocolate, continue stirring.
Stir in the nuts.
Using a small ice cream scoop, scoop them onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
Refrigerate immediately for at least one hour to allow them to harden. Store in the refrigerator or freezer.
These freeze great - wrap them individually in plastic and freeze.
If you’re looking for more decadent sweet treats from Bowl Me Over be sure to check out these recipes –
This is a delicious show stopping dessert! Strawberry Shortcake Brownies – Brownies drizzled with caramel and hot fudge topped with sliced strawberries and macadamia nuts and of course there HAS to be ice-cream! This might seem time-consuming, but it’s a delicious dessert that takes some quick and easy shortcuts!
Butter cookies are super easy to make! This is a tried and true recipe that has been in Dan’s family for years! His Grandma Bertha was quite the cook and I’m so proud to have this recipe on the blog. Make a batch of cookies for your sweetie!
Ok… one more sweet treat for you to consider – Strawberry Lemon Parfait – sweet strawberries, lemon curd mixed with homemade whipped cream and biscotti cookies are layered into your favorite serving dish and make an easy, delicious dessert!