5 Easy Pistachio Treats You Can Make at Home for Less Than an Hour

Winter is finally here and as it starts getting colder, I’ve only done these two things when I’m not working: eating and…… well eating. Do you ever have that unexplained crave and growth in appetite in the winter (or is it just me)? If you’re with me, fret not! Many studies have proven that having an increased urge to snack is totally normal and comes with many explanations. One of the reasons being it’s our body’s primary instinct as it needs extra energy to cope with the decrease in temperature.

If you’re concerned that you’re gaining weight and do not want to leave your summer body too far behind, we’re with you. We understand that while it can be hard to resist the urge to snack, we can always try to incorporate some healthy elements into what we eat. For instance, adding some nutrients packed super nuts! Pistachios are known to be an excellent source of protein, fibre and are great weight-loss snacks as they have the lowest calories among the other nuts. Here are five recipes from some of our favourite Australia based food bloggers that you can easily make at home to elevate your snacking game while leaving the guilt (slightly) behind.

Honey Chocolate Pistachio Bark by Cook Republic

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I mean, the title pretty much speaks for itself. That looks like one heavenly piece of crisp biscuit with a combination of all of our favourite elements. So fancy yet so easy to make.

Cardamom, pistachio and rose chocolate crackers by My Darling Lemon Thyme

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It’s hard to find someone who doesn’t like chocolate crackles since it’s such an Aussie classic. This recipe got me all mouth-watering and honestly, I wouldn’t mind stuffing 10 of these in my mouth at one go.

Pistachio white chocolate shortbread by Not Quite Nigella

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A no-fail shortbread recipe for the shortbread lovers out there! This recipe has elevated shortbread in possibly the most elegant way as it can be. We’re happy to take these any day of the week.

Pistachio, vanilla and honey protein balls by From My Little Kitchen

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Getting bored with your usual quick energy snack? This flavourful and healthy protein balls recipe is sure to brighten your day while satisfying your cravings and needs.

No bowl chocolate nut bars by RecipeTin Eats

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Looking for the perfect sweet treat recipe for those lazy days? Look no further, this recipe lets you make some goodness nutty chocolatey bars without using a single bowl (yup, you heard me right).

Try these recipes out and let us know what you think!