This Cranberry macadamia chocolate clusters recipe is perfect for a sweet treat you can make in minutes. Using just three ingredients, you can have a deliciously impressive dessert in no time.
The holiday season is a perfect time to make yummy dessert recipes for your family or to share.
They would also make great last minute gifts when packaged in a cute tin and a bow.
What to Buy
All you need are a few ingredients and your stove or a microwave to make this simple recipe. Here’s what to shop for.
- Your favorite chocolate (milk chocolate, semi-sweet chocolate or dark chocolate chips work great)
- Dried cranberries
- Macadamia nuts
If you want to make this as chocolate bark, you will want a large baking sheet and some parchment paper. Or if you want to make bars, this chocolate mold will do the trick.
How to Make It
To make these chocolate clusters you don’t need much. Once you have your ingredients, you can get started.
Using a double boiler or the microwave, melt your chocolate. If using the microwave, be careful not to overheat or the chocolate will bind.
If using the microwave, place chocolate chips in a small microwave-safe bowl and heat in 30 second intervals, stirring in between.
If you plan to melt your semisweet chocolate chips or other chocolate on the stove, you will need a double boiler or two sauce pans where the pan on the bottom has hot simmering water and the pan on the top contains the chocolate.
Stir frequently to melt chocolate chips gently.
After you have a nice bowl of melted chocolate, it’s time to stir in your other ingredients.
Simply combine the cranberries and macadamia nuts with the chocolate to create these cranberry chocolate nut clusters.
Then, either pour into your silicone molds or onto the wax paper or parchment lined baking sheet.
Refrigerate for two hours or more until set.
Transfer these delicious treats from the molds to an airtight container for storage or enjoy right away.
If you poured your chocolate nut mixture into cookie sheets, simply break it apart and store.
Chocolate Clusters Variations
This delicious no bake recipe is so easy to customize. Make it with your favorite nuts, without nuts, or even white chocolate chips!
You can even add peanut butter chips and peanuts for homemade chocolate peanut clusters or butterscotch chips to melted white chocolate for a twist on this great holiday treat.
Print the Recipe
This year, skip the candy store and enjoy this easy and simple dessert!
It may just be one of your family favorites at Christmas time for years to come.
- 1 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1 cup dried cranberries
- ½ cup macadamia nuts
- Melt chocolate using the microwave or double boiler (detailed in post)
- Stir in cranberries and nuts until coated with chocolate
- Using a spoon fill molds or spreat on a parchment paper lined baking sheet.
- Let set in the fridge for 2 hours.
- Enjoy right away and store leftovers in an airtight container.
See post for variation ideas on this easy holiday dessert!
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 302Total Fat: 17gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 5mgCarbohydrates: 42gFiber: 4gSugar: 36gProtein: 2g
Nutrition information is estimated and based on using a chocolate mold. Amounts may vary based on products and method used. Please verify with your ingredients.