Chocolate Covered Nuts and Bolts

chocolate covered buts and bolts

In my neighbourhood nuts are not allowed at school, just like Mary’s lamb. I believe in the healthy goodness that is nuts and there’s no allergies at my house, so we eat our nuts at home.

And I cover them in chocolate for good spirits. You can skip the chocolate but I don’t advise it.

This recipe is simple to throw together and perfect for an after school snack.


Chocolate Covered Nuts And Bolts
Recipe type: snack
Nuts and pretzels and dried fruit, baked and covered in chocolate.
  • 1 heaping cup of each- walnut halves, pecan halves, almonds
  • 2 heaping cups of pretzels, I use glutino gluten free pretzels
  • 4 tbsp melted butter
  • 3 tbsp cane sugar or maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup of chocolate chips (optional)
  • 1 cup of dried cranberries or raisins (optional)
  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Toss nuts and pretzels together in a large bowl.
  3. Mix melted butter, sugar, vanilla and salt together and toss with nuts and pretzels.
  4. Layer nut mixture on a cookie sheet and place in the oven for about 20 minutes. Stir often.
  5. When the nuts and pretzels start to dry and toast they are ready.
  6. Let cool for a few minutes.
  7. If you want the chocolate chips to melt, add them while the nuts and pretzels are still warm. Mix everything together in a large bowl. If you want them to be chunks let the nuts and pretzels cool before mixing.
  8. Add dried fruit either before or after chocolate, as per your taste.
  9. Enjoy!



  1. I’m not a big fan of nuts but chocolate covered pretzels are my favourite indulgence and your recipe looks so yummy!!

  2. yummy! gonna try it :)

  3. You had me at chocolate….

  4. Jessica Anne says:

    Yum! This “optional” business with the chocolate chips I don’t understand. Chocolate is never optional. Looks yummy!

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