Almond Chocolate Clusters
1 cup toasted almonds, coarsely chopped
½ cup dried cherries, coarsely chopped
6 oz dark, organic chocolate, coarsely chopped
Toss together the almonds and cherries. Line a baking sheet with wax or parchment paper.
Melt half the chocolate in the top of a double boiler over slightly simmering water. Stir frequently. When melted, remove from heat and mix in the rest of the chocolate.
Stir the fruit-nut mixture into the chocolate. Spoon out heaping tablespoon sized clusters of the chocolate mixture onto the baking sheet about 1 inch apart. Put in the refrigerator to set for 15 minutes. Store and serve at room temperature.
I purchase small candy boxes at The Container Store and fill them with these little treats to give out to co-works, neighbors, friends, etc. at the holidays. You can change this recipe by adding any type of nut or dried fruit that sounds good. You can also make the clusters bigger (cookie size) or smaller (bite size). It’s a fun recipe to make with kids since it’s easy and quick.
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