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Looking for Healthy Dessert Recipes? Why Not Try These Delicious Chocolate, Fruit, & Nut Clusters?

posted Dec 2, 2014, 10:43 AM by   [ updated Dec 2, 2014, 10:43 AM ]

 They make a great treat for the holiday season!

Chocolate, Fruit, & Nut Clusters

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cooling time: 30 minutes


9 oz. dark chocolate (minimum 70% cocoa), chopped
2 cups roasted pistachios, unsalted
1 cup dried cherries, unsweetened
1 cup diced dried apricots
1 cup golden raisins

• In a small pot, bring 2 cups of water to a boil. Remove from the heat. Put the chocolate in a large, heat-resistant bowl. Put the bowl on top of the pot, and stir until the chocolate has melted.
• Mix the pistachios, cherries, apricots, and raisins into the chocolate, then spread into a 10″ x 3″ rectangle on a parchment-paper-lined baking sheet.
• Allow to set at room temperature (about 30 minutes), then cut into 1″ squares.

Yields 30 pieces.

Nutrition Information:
Per piece—
Calories: 140
Total fat: 8 g
Saturated fat: 3 g
Sodium: 0 mg
Carbohydrates: 16 g
Fiber: 3 g
Protein: 3 g
Added sugar: ½ tsp.

Chocolate, Fruit, and Nut Clusters