Drown Your Sorrows in Chocolate: Cocoa Dusted Chocolate Cashews with Cayenne Pepper

Hi everyone! Well, whether you are attending the inauguration or going on the Women’s march in D.C., you’re definitely going to need some snacks. As I always say, some may be inspired to cook or bake because of a new gadget or tool. Well, you can thank the new recipe I created to the double boiler I just picked up at an estate sale for 4 bucks! It is a healthy alternative to a lot of chocolate desserts out there. Enjoy and drown your sorrows in chocolate…..

Cocoa Dusted Dark Chocolate Cashews with Cayenne Pepper:


10 oz dark chocolate 1 1/2 cups raw cashews (or almonds, pecans or any other nut) A few shakes of unsweetened cocoa powder (good quality like Valrhona)
A few shakes cayenne pepper (optional)

optional 1/2 cup raisins


In a double boiler, melt the chocolate and stir. If you don’t have a double boiler, put a stainless steel bowl over a pot with boiling water under it. Stir in the cashews  (and raisins if you are using) until coated with the chocolate Put small clusters of chocolate cashews on a wax paper lined baking sheet or large plate and place in the fridge for at least 15 minutes until the chocolate is hardened Remove from the fridge and sprinkle the clusters with cocoa powder until dusted and then sprinkle with cayenne Store in an airtight container in a cool place


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