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Homemade Chocolate Brazils – Covered in Caramel and Dark Chocolate

Homemade Chocolate Brazils

Chocolates, Gifts, Vegan | 3rd January 2013 | By

These homemade chocolate Brazils may not be quite as healthy as the sugar-free We Should Cocoa challenge I have set for January, but they were jolly delicious and contained only a small amount of sugar. They are also suitable for vegans.

Brazil Nuts

Brazil nuts are high in selenium, a trace element we are short of in British soils. This is a shame as it’s reputed to be mood enhancing, immune system boosting and has anti-cancer properties. It’s also said to be good for the skin and circulatory systems. The chocolate coating I used was a dark 72%, so it can also said to be quite healthy, really.

Homemade Chocolate Brazils

There was plenty of chocolate left over from making the rosemary chocolate truffles last month, so I thought I’d try experimenting with my own version of homemade chocolate Brazils. I envisaged a Brazil nut coated in crunchy caramel then enrobed in dark chocolate. I just needed to see if I could make it happen.

Homemade Chocolate Brazils

These homemade chocolate Brazils turned out exactly as I hoped they would and they were truly delicious. I was so tempted to save them all for myself, but I womanfully packaged them up into bags and boxes along with the truffles to be given as Christmas gifts. CT did get a bag of them in his stocking and he generously shared, so I didn’t do too badly after all. My Christmas chocolates made a surprising nine boxes of chocolates plus one bag – not a bad total.
Boxes of Homemade Christmas Chocolates

Homemade Chocolate Brazils – The Recipe

5 from 2 votes
Chocolate Covered Caramel Brazils
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Setting Time
1 hr 15 mins
Total Time
50 mins
 

These Brazils are easier to make than you might expect. They're a definite step up form traditional chocolate Brazils and make an excellent homemade gift, especially at Christmas.

Course: After Dinner, Snack
Cuisine: British
Keywords: brazil nuts, chocolates, Christmas, dark chocolate, gifts, vegan
Servings: 80 Brazils
Ingredients
  • 150 g golden caster sugar
  • 200 g Brazil nuts
  • 200 dark vegan chocolate
Instructions
  1. Pour the sugar sugar into a large pan and place over a low heat.
  2. When the sugar has liquified and turned a light caramel colour, add the Brazil nuts and stir to coat.
  3. Pour onto a wooden board and quickly separate out the Brazils so they don't stick together. Leave for a few minutes to set.

  4. Melt the chocolate slowly in a bowl set over a pan of not quite simmering water, stirring once the chocolate has nearly melted.

  5. Dip the caramel coated Brazil nuts into the chocolate and place on some greaseproof paper to set.
  6. Place in pretty boxes or tie up in cellophane bags with a ribbon.
Recipe Notes

For a salted caramel version, add a pinch of salt to the sugar as it caramelises.

Swap milk chocolate for dark, if you prefer, or use a mixture of both.

If you want the chocolate Brazils to last a few weeks, you'll need to temper the chocolate. Otherwise, they should be good for a few days.

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13 Comments

  1. Foodycat

    3rd January 2013 at 12:02 pm

    They sound wonderful! I used to get macadamia nuts given a similar treatment and they were so delicious!

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  2. belleau kitchen

    3rd January 2013 at 3:46 pm

    I used to love those boxes of chocolate covered brazils you used to get, with them all lined up neatly in rows… my grandma used to bring them to London when she came to stay… LOVED them!… yours look wonderfully rich too and I think they are quite healthy too!… no?

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  3. Alida

    3rd January 2013 at 5:17 pm

    Mmm… these are really yummy Choclette. I could not resist to Brazils… a good start of the year indeed.X

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  4. Katie

    3rd January 2013 at 7:49 pm

    They sound delicious and I love how you used dark chocolate, great contrast to the sweet caramel. I love choc brazils but they must be dark chocolate in my opinion. Yum
    Quite healthy too, all the better for munching on 🙂

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  5. Janice Pattie

    3rd January 2013 at 10:10 pm

    Chocolate brazils are my husband’s favourite and these sound even better with the caramel. Well done on managing to part with them too!

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  6. Jen Price

    4th January 2013 at 1:32 pm

    I love chocolate brazil nuts and I like the sound of the caramel layer as well, not sure I would have been so good at letting them go though!

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  7. Recipe Junkie

    4th January 2013 at 3:49 pm

    These look just divine, especially with the praline. I didn’t make any foodie Christmas presents this year 9to my shame) – I would have bee delighted to get a box of these, although like Jen,, I’m not sure I’d have been able to give too many of them away if I’d actually made them!

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  8. Thomas

    4th January 2013 at 9:57 pm

    Look wonderful

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  9. Laura Loves Cakes

    5th January 2013 at 5:20 pm

    Yum these look great…the purple brazil one with caramel was always my favourite in the quality streets!! 🙂

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  10. Susan heavenonaplate

    5th January 2013 at 7:17 pm

    Would never dream of making these but they look SO GOOD, and its something I and my mother both love. X

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  11. Phil in the Kitchen

    6th January 2013 at 12:24 am

    I’ve often combined chocolate and nuts in recipes and even coated nuts in chocolate but I’ve never used brazil nuts for inexplicable reasons. I must correct that. Happy New Year.

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  12. cityhippyfarmgirl

    6th January 2013 at 5:51 am

    Yum! They look lovely. I love the look of the boxes too, I would have been very happy receiving one of them.

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  13. krishna

    8th January 2013 at 4:39 pm

    chocolate chocolate chocolate… lovely…
    nice blog..
    do you know? when i want to cut my chocolate intake, at that time i find your blog…

    Reply

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