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Cherry almond clusters in red cupcake papers.
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Dark Chocolate Cherry + Almond Clusters

Dark Chocolate Cherry + Almond Clusters are filled with sweet dried cherries, toasted almonds and crunchy rice cereal, then covered in a little too much chocolate (as if there is such a thing) and topped off with a sprinkle of sea salt!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Diet: Vegetarian
Servings: 36 clusters
Calories: 61kcal

Ingredients

  • 9 ounces dark chocolate chunks/chip
  • 1 cup brown rice crispy cereal gluten free or regular
  • 1/2 cup dried cherries roughly chopped
  • 1/2 cup almonds roughly chopped
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt

Instructions

  • Line 36 mini muffin cups with paper liners or place 36 mini muffin liners onto a baking sheet.
  • In a small pan over medium heat, toast the almonds for 5-7 minutes or until lightly browned, stirring freguently. Set aside and let cool completely.
  • Using a double broiler or microwave, melt chocolate. For microwave method, place chocolate in a medium microwave safe bowl and heat for 30 seconds at a time, stirring between times, until completely melted.
  • Add in the brown rice cereal, dried cherries and almonds and stir until combined.
  • Using 2 small spoons, scoop out a small amount and place into muffin liners. Spread evenly between 36 liners. Sprinkle each cluster with a pinch of sea salt.
  • Let cool completely at room temperature.

Notes

Storage - 2 weeks on counter in air-tight container

Nutrition

Calories: 61kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 18mg | Potassium: 65mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 63IU | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 1mg