Valdosta Chocolate Nut Cups Recipe

As I sat snacking on my favorite Sahale snack, Valdosta Pecans, I rummaged through my mind of Christmas treats I could make for the neighbors. I’ve never actually done this before (give gifts to the neighbors) and we aren’t even close with any of them (heck, I don’t even know their names) but what better time than the Holidays to reach out and spread some cheer? And then it hit me. My favorite snack itself, reminds me of Christmas. Consisting of just the right blend of pecans, cranberries, black pepper and orange zest, the flavor profile starts out with mild sweetness, then tart berry, creamy nut and a kick of pepper at the end. Totally Christmas, right?

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Inspired by my recent trip to Sahale Headquarters, and their new layered nut bars (OMG), I decided that a simple Chocolate Nut Cups embedded with Valdosta mix would be the perfect way to sweetly say, “Happy Holidays neighbor!” (and they might come in handy at our family Christmas party too!)

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Valdosta Chocolate Nut Cups Recipe

INGREDIENTS:

DIRECTIONS:

  1. sahale valdosta chocolate nut cups recipe 2Place silicone cups on a baking sheet or cutting board. You can use any shape/design/mold you like – you just want them to be on a sturdy surface so you can move them around easily. I used small round cups but placed them in my Wilton Silicone Brownie Squares Baking Mold to create a more square shape. I could have also simply used the brownie mold itself for smaller bites – it’s totally up to you!
  2. sahale valdosta chocolate nut cups recipe 6Melt chocolate in a double boiler or a chocolate melting pot, if you have one. In a pinch, you can easily make your own double boiler by placing a heat-safe bowl in a pot of boiling water using a metal stand inside like I did or you can use a bowl with a wider rim that can simply hang inside without needing a stand. Place chocolate in bowl and stir until completely melted and smooth.
  3. sahale valdosta chocolate nut cups recipe 6Fill cups to about 2/3 full using a small spoon. To make a layered effect, just fill half with one color and then finish off with second. Add a few pieces of Valdosta to each making sure to push them snuggly into the chocolate. 
  4. Let cups stand for about 15-20 minutes and then refrigerate for at least an hour to set.
  5. Remove silicone cups, serve and enjoy! You can store these in an airtight container in the fridge as well.

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37 thoughts on “Valdosta Chocolate Nut Cups Recipe”

  1. Wow these look incredible. I’m a huge chocolate and huge nut fan so these would really be up my alley. I will have to give them a try!

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  2. Wow, those look so decadent!!! I often make my own chocolates with coconut oil and cocoa powder…but I’ve never made them into molds like this!

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  3. Those look so so good! Nuts and chocolates always go perfectly together, I can’t wait to try this. I just have to!

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  4. These chocolate nut cups are an amazing gift idea and such a great Christmas treat for all. I have yet to get the silicone baking molds which is on my Christmas list. These chocolate cups I will have to make for sure. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

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  5. Wow! I do t think I could stop eating these! They look like the right blend of sweet and salty! I love that you did them in silicone cups. I bet they came out better than paper would have. Got to try this recipe!

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  6. I can make this! So easy to follow and I just love how yummy it turns out. I am sure me and my daughter will have a great bonding time making these goodies.

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  7. So yummy! I am going to have to find this brand. My mother and I make homemade candy every year for holidays and gifts. We make bouquets and baskets. I will have to show this to her.

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  8. Those look absolutely amazing. Nuts of any sort covered in any type of chocolate are my fave, so I can’t wait to make this.

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