Rants, Rules & Recipes

An Effort to End Nutritional Ignorance

RECIPE: Walnut Clusters

I used to hit the McDonalds drive thru for a large McFlurry when I had a hankering for something sweet.  Thankfully now that I actually care about the quality of food I eat, I have a different approach.  Don’t get me wrong, I still have to feed the ole’ sweet tooth, so I’ve gotten in the habit of just whipping up desserts from the healthy, all-natural foods I keep at home.
I whipped these up when we had friends over for a cookout and the girls were emailing me for a recipe.  As usual, I hadn’t measured anything out, I just eyeball these concoctions; so adjust as your see fit!
walnut cluster
In a medium-sized bowl combine:
~1/2 cup almond butter
handful of walnuts
3 shakes of cinnamon
pinch of sea salt and
~1-2 Tbsp honey
Stir up and freeze on wax paper for 15 minutes, or keep ’em in the freezer (if they don’t get eaten!)
I made a 2nd batch dipped in melted dark chocolate, which was an even bigger hit. Oh yeah!!!!

7 comments on “RECIPE: Walnut Clusters

  1. All Seasons Cyclist
    June 16, 2014

    I just sent a link to this page to my dear wife — this sounds like something we would both enjoy! Thanks for sharing!

    • rantsrulesandrecipes
      June 30, 2014

      Great! I hope you two enjoyed them!
      A semi-portable snack sans chocolate for a high-energy cycling Gu substitute!

  2. thehomeschoolingdoctor
    June 16, 2014

    Agree with All Seasons Cyclist! These look and sound delicious! I have a couple hours here without kids, and I’m thinking maybe I should just go make some up for ME! I had to laugh because your old eating habits sound just like mine! Printing recipe now.

    • rantsrulesandrecipes
      June 18, 2014

      Oh Good! hope you like them as much as we do! Yeah, I’m afraid to admit how many Mc Flurries I’ve devoured during my Medical school days!

      • thehomeschoolingdoctor
        June 18, 2014

        I am enjoying these right now! Awesome! I love the unique crunch the walnuts add to the creaminess. I did dip them in chocolate. And I substituted cashew butter for almond butter due to some minor almond intolerances. Otherwise, followed recipe and LOVE them! Will make again for sure. (For me it was McDonald’s diet coke and fries–and Indian buffets–and lattes. Indianapolis’s Riley’s Children’s Hospital was right there and had a McDonald’s inside. Ugh.) And the photograph for this post was exceptional!

      • rantsrulesandrecipes
        June 30, 2014

        Oh yeah, I used to tear up a Chinese Buffet—would’ve hit Indian too if there was one around!thanks Re: photo (just taken with my iPhone, before I devoured!!)

        Date: Wed, 18 Jun 2014 15:50:33 +0000 To: maddy9000@hotmail.com

  3. Krock
    July 1, 2014

    Mmmmm this looks great! Kiki

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