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  • 17 Ratings

These nutty no-bake treats are filled with all the spiced flavors of the holidays and drizzled with melted chocolate.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens


Credit: Kritsada Panichgul

Recipe Summary test

25 mins
1 min
30 mins
56 mins
about 20 clusters


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Line a large baking sheet with foil; set aside. Place puffed rice cereal in a resealable plastic bag; seal bag. Using a rolling pin, roll over bag to crush cereal lightly. In a large bowl combine crushed cereal, the 1 cup cashews, and the cranberries; set aside.

  • In a medium microwave-safe bowl microwave candy coating, nutmeg, and cinnamon, uncovered, on 100 percent power for 1 to 1-1/2 minutes or until candy coating melts, stirring every 30 seconds. Pour melted candy coating mixture over cereal mixture; stir until thoroughly combined.

  • Quickly drop spoonfuls of the mixture onto the prepared baking sheet. Let clusters stand about 30 minutes or until firm. In a small saucepan heat chocolate pieces and shortening over low heat until melted and smooth. Drizzle clusters with melted chocolate mixture. Sprinkle with additional finely chopped cashews.

To Store:

Layer clusters between sheets of waxed paper in an airtight container; cover. Store in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.


Freshly grated nutmeg tastes so much better than purchased ground nutmeg. Find whole nutmeg seeds in the spice aisles of supermarkets.

Nutrition Facts

150 calories; fat 9g; saturated fat 5g; carbohydrates 16g; insoluble fiber 1g; sugars 12g; protein 2g; niacin equivalents 0.2mg; sodium 17mg; potassium 61mg; calcium 10.1mg; iron 0.9mg.