Chocolate Walnut Cups

Yesterday, I shared my Lemon Pepper Walnuts recipe that I made with the free bag of walnuts provided to me by the California Walnut Organization.  Today I share with you a sweet treat.

Every now and then it’s okay to indulge in a sweet treat.  The holidays are fast approaching and we will definitely be faced with many food choices.  Keep it simple and you will be sure to make the right choices between now and the end of 2012.

We are all faced with choices every day.  I have been vacillating between continuing this food blog and giving it up completely.  There is one major reason that I am considering putting this to an end.  Sometimes when you get pushed down you just don’t want to get back up again.  I am not usually a quitter, which makes my decision a very difficult one.  I am committed to working on dusting myself off, picking myself up, and carrying on.  If I can get myself through this, and if there is one person that will convince me to continue, it will make my decision a whole lot easier.

Until then, enjoy this easy candy making recipe


Makes approximately 14 pieces

3 PP per piece

  • 1 cup semisweet, chocolate chips, melted
  • 1/2 cups walnuts, coarsely chopped
  • 1/8 teaspoon sea salt


Place  mini cupcake liners in a mini muffin tin* (you don’t really need the muffin tin)

Add chopped nuts in each cupcake liner

Pour the melted chocolate on top of each one

Sprinkle with sea salt.

Refrigerate until set, about 20 minutes.

Sea Salt Chocolate Walnut cups recipe


Sea Salt Chocolate Walnut cups recipe

I love the combination of the sweet chocolate, the crunchy walnuts and the salty top.
Sea Salt Chocolate Walnut cups recipe

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Chocolate Walnut Cups — 10 Comments

    • Thank you Bill. Sometimes all it takes is for one person to say the right thing. I do believe you jump started my weekend. Thanks a bunch.

  1. It’s all about balance. I mean, I had PIE for breakfast. However, that means I won’t have anything else sweet today and I’ll move on. It’s tough having lots of great food around, I agree. That’s why I generally make a quarter batch or something unless I’m working on a recipe. I make this sort of nut/chocolate mixture for my husband all the time with everything scaled down to be around 3-4 pieces. If it’s not fun anymore, give it up for a bit. If it’s just annoying at times work on maybe expanding content. The recipes are awesome but they can be stressful to put together even though the outcome is awesome. If you still just want to keep to food, maybe favourite products you buy for the family, eating out reviews and such.

  2. Moderation, doll…moderation! I balance treats with healthy soups, salads, etc. I have been reading since San Francisco, but haven’t had much time to post. That said…these little cups are cute, portion-controlled, and have sea salt. Love sea salt and chocolate!

    • Hi Wendy. I have been reading yours since we met too. Thanks for adding me to your blogroll. You are on my link love page too 🙂 It was great to meet you. Let me know when you go to Napa, I am sure we can meet you and enjoy Napa with you while you are visiting.

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