I am not the one who invented the chocolate-macadamia nut combination. This much is true.
But there’s nothing wrong – not. a. thing. – with improving upon something that’s already fabulous! Since we’ve been going through Maui withdrawals for the past week or so I decided to make one of my favorite treats to go with my coffee: macadamia nut chocolates.
It’s simple really, but I made sure to add some Mexican sea salt to the mix to amp things up a bit. That extra bit of saltiness elevates everything to a whole new level and makes these bad boys ultra crave-worthy.
Really, I’d suggest making small batches unless you plan on sharing or have self-control. Which I do not. Clearly.
Especially when coffee, chocolate, and macadamia nuts are involved.
Just tellin’ it like it is.
- 1 cup chocolate chips
- 1 cup dry-roasted macadamia nuts (NOT salted)
- 1 tsp sea salt (you could use Kosher, but sea salt really is the way to go on this one!)
In a microwave safe bowl slowly melt the chocolate chips by heating for 30 seconds at a time at 20-30% power and stirring well in between. You could also melt them over a double-boiler, but I’m lazy and the microwave method is faster with less clean-up. Let the chocolate cool for about 3 minutes. Scoop it out 2 tsp at a time onto a sheet of parchment paper. Sprinkle very lightly with sea salt (that stuff is strong!). Place a pinch of macadamia nuts on each one and press the nuts into the chocolate to make sure they’ll stick. Wait about 10-15 minutes while the chocolate hardens, and then enjoy with a cup of coffee…or just by itself!