Sea Salt Dark Chocolate Cashew Clusters


Candy Chocolate Desserts Eggless Gluten Free Gut Healthy High Altitude No Bake Desserts No Seed Oils Sweet & Salty Desserts Vegan | Published December 10, 2023 by Mimi Council

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This minimalist no bake dessert only requires 3 ingredients! My Sea Salt Dark Chocolate Cashew Clusters use dark chocolate, roasted and salted cashews, and a sprinkle of flaky sea salt for a naturally vegan, gluten free, and incredibly delicious dessert.

If you’re looking for more simple candy recipes with minimal ingredients, try some of my other favorites like my Vegan Dark Chocolate Covered Pretzels, Chocolate Peanut Caramel Candies, or my Mint Chocolate Coconut Squares.

sea salt dark chocolate cashew clusters
sea salt dark chocolate cashew clusters

Why You'll Love This Recipe

3 Ingredients: This recipe for Sea Salt Dark Chocolate Cashew Clusters only requires 3 ingredients! Dark chocolate, roasted and salted cashews, and flaky sea salt are all you need to have a homemade candy recipe!

Sweet & Salty: These Sea Salt Dark Chocolate Cashew Clusters are both sweet and salty – which is my favorite combo! The flaky sea salt is optional, so if you want to omit that, you totally can and you’ll just have dark chocolate cashews.

Conscious Indulgence: I used to buy the Organic Dark Chocolate Sea Slat Cashews from Nuts.com all the time. But they contain soy lecithin and recently I have been avoiding soy because it’s a hormone disrupter (who knew?!). So, this recipe is just like these favorite candies of mine, but with conscious ingredients! Soy lecithin is used a lot in commercial candy making as a stabilizer for chocolate. It allows the chocolate to mold easier and become tempered, so you’ll see it in many chocolate candies, even organic ones as there is an organic soy lecithin. But, if you make your own candy, then you can avoid this potentially harmful ingredient!

sea salt dark chocolate cashew clusters

Ingredients

Mama Ganache Organic Dark Chocolate

Organic Roasted & Salted Cashews

Flaky Sea Salt

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Tools Needed

Digital Food Scale

Heatproof Bowl

Spatula

Baking Sheet Half Sheet Pan (use code MIMIBAKES for 10% off my favorite stainless steel sustainable bakeware!)

Parchment Paper (get my favorite nontoxic parchment paper and get 10% off with MIMIBAKES)

sea salt dark chocolate cashew clusters

Step by Step Instructions

Step 1

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper (I actually used a quarter sheet pan as you don’t actually need a full half).

Step 2

Using a double boiler, melt the chocolate. Alternatively, you can use a heatproof bowl and microwave for 30 second intervals, stirring between each one to prevent burning.

Step 3

Add the cashews into the bowl with the melted chocolate and stir to combine completely. Transfer onto the prepared baking sheet and spread evenly.

Step 4

Sprinkle with flaky sea salt. Allow to set completely. You can place into the fridge or freezer to speed up the setting.

sea salt dark chocolate cashew clusters

Baker's Tips

  • Use a high quality organic dark chocolate for this recipe. With only a few ingredients, they really matter!
  • In addition, the same goes for cashews, use high quality organic cashews that you like the flavor of when eaten alone. As those will make the best cashews for covering in chocolate.
  • I use a flaky sea salt for topping as I love the sweet and salty combo. But if you don’t have flaky sea salt, you can use fine sea salt as well and it will still be delicious!
  • If you want to temper the chocolate in this recipe, if you are gifting this candy or making for a party, then follow my instructions for tempering chocolate in my post How to Temper Chocolate for Candy Making.
sea salt dark chocolate cashew clusters

FAQ's

Can I use another kind of nut?

You can use any kind of nuts you like or even a mixture of a few different kinds. This recipe would be really good with almonds, pecans, walnuts, or pistachios, even brazil nuts.

What if I don't have flaky sea salt?

If you don't have flaky sea salt, you can just use regular fine sea salt too. It just won't have the same look but you'll still get that sweet and salty vibe. You can also omit the salt completely if you don't like sweet and salty chocolate.

How should I store this?

This should be stored in an airtight container. If you didn't temper the chocolate, the you will most likely want to store this in the fridge. If you did temper the chocolate you can store this in your pantry.

sea salt dark chocolate cashew clusters

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sea salt dark chocolate cashew clusters

Sea Salt Dark Chocolate Cashew Clusters

Mimi Council
This minimalist no bake dessert only requires 3 ingredients! Sea Salt Dark Chocolate Cashew Clusters combine rich dark chocolate and cashews.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Makes 12 servings
Calories 275 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

Instructions
 

  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper (I actually used a quarter sheet pan as you don’t actually need a full half).
  • Using a double boiler, melt the chocolate. Alternatively, you can use a heatproof bowl and microwave for 30 second intervals, stirring between each one to prevent burning.
  • Add the cashews into the bowl with the melted chocolate and stir to combine completely. Transfer onto the prepared baking sheet and spread evenly.
  • Sprinkle with flaky sea salt. Allow to set completely. You can place into the fridge or freezer to speed up the setting.
  • If you want to temper the chocolate you can definitely do that! If you don’t temper the chocolate, you may have to store in the fridge.

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Notes

High Altitude – Follow the recipe as noted.

Nutrition

Calories: 275kcalCarbohydrates: 18gProtein: 6gFat: 21gSaturated Fat: 7gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 0.01gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 185mgPotassium: 295mgFiber: 3gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 7IUCalcium: 26mgIron: 4mg
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