Saturday, March 3, 2012

Fruit & Nut Clusters

I wanted to finish using up some leftover chocolate I had sitting in the cupboard so I made this simple treat.  Choc full of almonds, cashews and raisins it's sure to be a hit with the whole family!

Homemade clusters are fun to make and even more fun to eat
2c semi sweet or dark chocolate chips (Ghirardelli 60% cocoa is my fav!)
1c roasted almonds (roast your own 350F for 10 minutes or until fragrant)
1c roasted salted cashews
1c raisins

1. Heat a saucepan with a few cups of water to a boil.  Then place a glass or metal bowl over the saucepan and fill with chocolate.   Turn to low to simmer.  Stir until chocolate completely melts.  Turn off heat.
2. Add as many nuts and dried fruit that can be evenly coated with the chocolate.
3. Line a baking sheet with nonstick foil or parchment paper.  Use a spoon to scoop out whatever size clusters you want (mine are a few tbs each).  Place in the refrigerator for 15-20 minutes, or until set.  Enjoy!

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