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Caramel Chocolate Hazelnut Clusters Recipe

Try our delicious Caramel Chocolate Hazelnut Clusters Recipe

Credit: Lisa Guy

Tahini, made from sesame seeds, is particularly rich in healthy polyunsaturated fats and the antioxidant vitamin E, both of which have a protective effect against heart disease and stroke. Dark chocolate is a great source of polyphenols that also promote heart health by helping dilate blood vessels and in turn reducing blood pressure.

Makes: around 14 clusters



  • 7 Medjool dates, pits removed
  • ¼ cup tahini
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 2–3 tbsp coconut cream
  • 200g good-quality dark chocolate
  • ¾ cup roasted hazelnuts
  1. Cover baking tray with baking paper.
  2. Blend dates, tahini and maple syrup in food processor until smooth and well combined. Add coconut cream 1 tbsp at a time until you have desired consistency. It should be thick and creamy.
  3. Roll caramel mixture into balls, flatten a little and press 3–4 roasted hazelnuts into each ball.
  4. Melt chocolate in small bowl then place caramels on fork and dip them into chocolate. Make sure they are well covered, then place on tray.
  5. Put clusters in fridge to set.


Lisa Guy

Lisa Guy is a respected Sydney-based naturopath, author and passionate foodie with 16 years of clinical experience. She runs a naturopathic clinic in Rose Bay called Art of Healing and is the founder of Bodhi Organic Tea.

Lisa is a great believer that good wholesome food is one of the greatest pleasures in life and the foundation of good health. Lisa encourages her clients to get back to eating what nature intended: good, clean, wholesome food that’s nutrient-rich and free from high levels of sugars, harmful fats, artificial additives and pesticides. Her aim is to change the way people eat, cook and think about food.

Lisa is an avid health writer, being a regular contributor to The Sunday Telegraph's Body and Soul, and leading magazines including WellBeing. Lisa is an author of five books to date, including My Goodness: all you need to know about children’s health and nutrition , Pregnancy Essentials, Heal Yourself, Listen to your Body and Healthy Skin Diet .