Chocolate Cranberry Pecan Clusters

Chocolate Cranberry Pecan Clusters | The Gluten-Free Homemaker

Chocolate covered fruit and nut clusters have become my favorite quick and easy dessert that is well received. If you need something to take to a party, a support group meeting, or any gathering of friends, you can throw this together in minutes and have a sweet treat that is not too indulgent and that everyone will love.

Previously I used this recipe for chocolate covered almonds and cherries. Recently I made the version below for a card night with my girlfriends, and they were a hit. This recipe uses the combination of cranberries and pecans along with a little cinnamon. Remember to toast the nuts–it makes a big difference in flavor.

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Chocolate Cranberry Pecan Clusters
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Recipe type: Dessert
 
Ingredients
  • 2 cups pecan halves
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 12 ounces chocolate chips
  • coarse salt (I used Himalayan pink salt)
Instructions
  1. Toast the pecans by placing them on a baking sheet and putting them in a 350° oven for 5 – 10 minutes or until fragrant. This enhances the flavor.
  2. Let the pecans cool, then very coarsely chop them. They should still be in large pieces.
  3. Combine the pecan pieces, cranberries, and cinnamon in a bowl.
  4. In a microwave safe dish that is large enough to hold the chocolate, pecans and cranberries, melt the chocolate chips according to package instructions.
  5. Add the pecans and cranberries to the melted chocolate and stir to coat.
  6. Drop spoonfuls of the fruit and nut mixture onto a wax paper lined baking sheet.
  7. Sprinkle with coarse salt.
  8. Chill until the chocolate hardens.
Notes
If you need them to chill quickly, put them in the freezer for 5 – 10 minutes.

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Comments

  1. What a delicious looking candy! And not too sugar-laden. This is one to be made ASAP! Too bad that organic chocolate chips and organic chocolate is so expensive. . . (And non-organic would have genetically modified sugar, so buy organic).

  2. Oh my goodness, I WILL be making these – they look amazing!

  3. Susan Feurtado says:

    I’ve taken these to every potluck this Christmas and everyone has raved about them. I have made them with both dark and milk chocolate and it doesn’t matter, I’ve never had to take any home….

  4. This recipe is unbelievably good! We made this right before Christmas and just finished it Jan. 5th. It was still as good.

  5. Kate Vachon says:

    I made these for a holiday party. I put them in the freezer for about 30 mins to set up, and they stayed easy to handle even after they warmed up. And my guests loved them.

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