Maple Glazed Hazelnut Chia Snack is truly exquisite and an awesome crowd pleaser. It’s a great back to school snack or delicious crunch to just munch on it in those odd hours of the day. I bet you can’t stop eating it all until the jar is empty. My family went crazy for this snack and finished the entire jar in a whoooshhh.
I am generally fond of snacking on nuts and especially if it’s nicely roasted with some exotic flavors. It gives me a sense of satisfaction and extreme pleasure. Also, I am always on a lookout for some different nuts and this time I got hold on some raw hazelnuts. Thereon, my recipe was created in my mind and I eagerly started jotting down my idea on a piece of paper while I was still in the grocery store . Maple Glazed Hazelnut Chia Snack is definitely a winner and absolutely divine. Its luscious flavors and delectable aroma still lingers in my taste buds and thoughts. Even though I have made couple of more batches for my relatives on a high demand I still can’t get enough of this deliciousness.
Even though it has some amount of maple syrup which after all is a kind of sugar yet I would recommend trying it. The only trick is to limit to the mentioned serving. Of course we all failed to limit to our serving sizes but it was totally worth it. We experienced immense satisfaction and happiness after munching on this crunchy snack.
For this, I heated some pure maple syrup (100% pure) and to add a shine I added little olive oil. You can make this without oil as well if desired. Thereafter, I tossed in raw unsalted hazelnuts and let it cook for a while. My entire kitchen smelled delicious. Lastly, I folded in some super food chia seeds and a pinch of salt to balance the sweetness. Afterwards, I crushed hazelnuts with a pestle roughly before they cooled down. Then immediately, I spread this snack as a thick layer on a cookie sheet and let it rest in the freezer for 15 minutes or until completely cooled. Hungrily and excitedly, we all waited for the last finishing touch. Just before serving I roughly chopped them into crumbly cluster and we all enjoyed this snack thoroughly directly from the cookie sheet.
I am sure by now you all must be drooling. So what are you waiting for? Grab some hazelnuts and quickly make this snack. Added bonus…………Maple Glazed Hazelnut Chia Snack stays good for couple of weeks in an air tight glass container at the room temperature………Hooray!