It’s National Chocolate Covered Nuts Day! Nuts have been a
staple of the human diet for thousands of years. The ancient Greeks and
Romans were fond of the walnut, Native Americans enjoyed the pecan, and
the Chinese believed the hazelnut was one of the five sacred
nourishments. People also believed that chocolate had divine properties.
The Aztecs and Mayans prepared drinking chocolate for all their
sacred rituals. In the 17th century chocolate became a very fashionable
drink throughout Europe and people soon learned that everything tastes
better when it’s covered in chocolate. By the middle of the 19th century
it was a common practice to dip items like pretzels, nuts, and fruits
into melted chocolate.
Celebrate National Chocolate Covered Nuts Day with your favorite chocolate and nut combination!
one of my favorites!