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Cherry-Almond-Chocolate Clusters

Makes: 12 servings Yield: 12 clusters
Prep 15 mins Chill 20 mins
Cherry-Almond-Chocolate Clusters
Ingredients
  • 1  cup  whole almonds, toasted and coarsely chopped
  • 1/2  cup  dried cherries, coarsely chopped
  • 6  ounces  dark or bittersweet chocolate (60 percent to 70 percent cocoa), finely chopped
Directions

1. In medium bowl toss together almonds and cherries. Line baking sheet with waxed paper.

2. Melt half of the chocolate in top of double boiler over slightly simmering water, on lowest possible heat setting. Stir chocolate frequently, making sure water in bottom pan does not touch top pan. Remove double boiler from heat. Stir in remaining chocolate until melted. Remove top pan and wipe water from bottom of pan; set aside To keep chocolate at the right temperature while making clusters, replace the simmering water in the bottom pan with warm tap water and place the pan of melted chocolate on top of the warm water.

3. Stir fruit-nut mixture into chocolate. Spoon heaping tablespoon-size clusters of the chocolate mixture onto waxed paper-lined baking sheet about 1 inch apart. Refrigerate to cool and set, about 20 minutes. Store and serve at room temperature. Makes 12 clusters.

Nutrition Facts (Cherry-Almond-Chocolate Clusters)
  • Servings Per Recipe 12,
  • cal. (kcal) 109,
  • Fat, total (g) 8,
  • chol. (mg) 0,
  • sat. fat (g) 2,
  • carb. (g) 10,
  • Monosaturated fat (g) 1,
  • Polyunsaturated fat (g) 0,
  • Trans fatty acid (g) 0,
  • fiber (g) 2,
  • sugar (g) 6,
  • pro. (g) 2,
  • vit. A (IU) 97,
  • vit. C (mg) 0,
  • Thiamin (mg) 0,
  • Riboflavin (mg) 0,
  • Niacin (mg) 0,
  • Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0,
  • Folate (g) 0,
  • Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (g) 0,
  • sodium (mg) 1,
  • Potassium (mg) 62,
  • calcium (mg) 30,
  • iron (mg) 1,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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