These chocolatey treats can use any sort of fruit and nut combination, from cherry cranberry pecan to date fig walnut. Their health benefits include powerful antioxidants, fiber and potassium.
- Makes: 30 to 36 clusters
- Difficulty Rating: Easy
- Nutrition Highlights: Dried tart cherries are rich in powerful antioxidants called anthocyanins.
- Recipe Created By: Kim Galeaz
- Cover a large baking sheet with parchment or wax paper; set aside.
- Melt chocolate chips in double boiler over slightly simmering water.
- Combine the dried fruits and nuts in a small bowl.
- Add to melted chocolate and stir to completely coat all ingredients.
- Using a measuring tablespoon, dip leveled clusters onto covered baking sheet about 1-inch apart. They will look uneven and shaggy.
- Refrigerate 30 minutes or until clusters are hardened and set. Store clusters in a tightly covered container in the refrigerator.
- Serve cold or at room temperature. (The clusters taste most flavorful at room temperature.)
Tips & Notes
Create your own double-boiler by using a small saucepan or heat-proof bowl over a bigger saucepan that contains the simmering water.