3ouncesunsweetened chocolate (this reduces the sugar content further for an extra dark chocolate. For a low carb version, you could use ALL unsweetened chocolate and sweeten to taste using stevia and erythritol.
Melt your chocolate and palm shortening. I use a microwave or the stove top. It is important when using a microwave not to burn your chocolate and cause it to seize. I heat for 1 minute and 30 seconds, and if necessary, additional 30 second increments. Refer to the picture below to notice how there are still visible chunks of chocolate, but some visible melted chocolate as well. From here, you continue to stir it until smooth and fully melted.
Stir in your nuts and fruit of choice. There should be no additional chocolate pooling in the bottom of the bowl, add more nuts and fruit if necessary.
Drop spoonfuls of the mixture onto a wax paper or parchment lined cookie sheet. I use my beloved silicon baking sheets! Shape as necessary.
Sprinkle with a touch of coarse sea salt.
Place the pan into the freezer to hasten hardening.
10 Minute Paleo Salted Dark Chocolate Nut & Fruit Clusters
Amount Per Serving
Calories 170Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Vitamin A 5IU0%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.