Cherry-Almond-Chocolate Clusters

Cherry-Almond-Chocolate Clusters
Prep Time:
15 mins
Chill Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
12 clusters


  • 1 cup whole almonds, toasted and coarsely chopped

  • ½ cup dried cherries, coarsely chopped

  • 6 ounce dark or bittersweet chocolate (60 percent to 70 percent cocoa), finely chopped


  1. In medium bowl toss together almonds and cherries. Line baking sheet with parchment or 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 parchment or 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 (per serving)

109 Calories
8g Fat
10g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 109
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Sodium 1mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 10g 4%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 2g
Calcium 30.3mg 2%
Iron 1.1mg 6%
Potassium 62mg 1%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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