Christmas goodie #6 are cherry almond clusters. It doesn’t get any simpler than this folks. With just 4 simple ingredients you will have a sweet and salty treat to serve to your holiday guests. These clusters contain dried cherries, almonds, chocolate and some sea salt. I think the hardest part is having to wash out the bowl when you’re done.
Start by melting your chocolate and add in the dried cherries and almonds. Stir well and drop spoonfuls into a mini muffin tin. Sprinkle with some sea salt. You will want to use a good quality chocolate for this. I like to use Ghirardelli. I used the dark melting wafers for this and I think they worked really well. You will want to work quickly because the chocolate sets up quickly and then the sea salt won’t stick. So to be on the safe side stop half way through and sprinkle with salt then fill the rest of the muffin cups.
- 1 12 oz pkg Ghirardelli dark melting wafers
- 1 cup almonds
- 1 5 oz pkg dried cherries (about 3/4 cup)
- sea salt
In a microwave safe bowl melt the chocolate in 30 second intervals stirring every time until smooth. When chocolate is all melted and smooth add in almonds and cherries. Stir well.
Spoon into mini cupcake liners or just spoon into small mounds on a parchment paper. Working quickly sprinkle each with sea salt. Allow chocolate to set before storing.