Keto and Paleo Approved Chocolate Covered Nut Clusters

Written by Armine K — April 29, 2019

Our chocolate covered nut clusters are incredibly easy to make, but still pack such an amazing flavor! They are keto approved, paleo approved, high in protein, and make the perfect anytime snack. 

I don't know about you, but chocolate has always been a weakness of mine. You can keep your rainbow Skittles and cotton candy, I will take an almond Hershey bar over that any day. Unfortunately, as heavenly as those Hershey bars taste, we all know that they are definitely not healthy by any stretch of the imagination. With 19 grams of sugar per serving, I look at them more as a special occasion treat, as opposed to something I'd eat on a regular basis. 

For most people, one of the hardest parts of transitioning to a paleo or a keto diet is keeping your sweet tooth under control. There are a lot of amazing savory foods that we can enjoy on a low carb diet, but sweets can be a little more limited. This is why on those rare occasions that you do come across a dessert that is healthy, keto approved, paleo approved, only made from real whole food ingredients, doesn't use ANY sweetener and still tastes amazing, well... you cherish every bite.

Our goal for this recipe was simple: Create a dessert that satisfied those chocolate cravings, did not skimp on taste one bit, but were getting us closer to our heath and fitness goals, instead of further. 

With a decadent dark chocolate base, almonds and macadamia nuts for a good crunch, and a pinch of sea salt for a savory contrast to the sweet chocolate, the final outcome surpassed our expectations, and we think you will absolutely love it. 

1 Cup Cacao
1/2 Cup Coconut Oil
1/2 Scoop Rootz Protein Superfood
2 Cups Hazelnuts
1 Cup Almonds
Pinch Sea Salt


1. Melt cacao and coconut oil into a bowl
2. Mix in protein powder
3. Mix in Nuts
4. Scoop contents onto a dish or pan that is freezer safe 
5. Sprinkle sea salt on the clusters
6. Freeze for 30 minutes
7. Remove the sheet from the freezer and cut the contents into little clusters
8. Enjoy!

If you do end up making this recipe, we would love to see your creation! Tag us on instagram @rootznutrition and use the hashtag #getbacktoyourrootz. Hope you enjoy!


Jane Adams_

Is the cacao a powder or solid? If a solid, where could I buy it? I find cacao powder at Whole Foods but have never seen cacao as a solid.

Thanks in advance for your response.

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