December Recipe

Cherry Almond Chocolate Clusters


1 cup toasted almonds, coarsely chopped

½ cup dried cherries, coarsely chopped

*Tip: Look for unsweetened dried cherries at markets such as Trader Joe’s

6 oz. dark chocolate, finely chopped


  1. Mix almonds and cherries in a medium bowl.
  2. Line a baking sheet with wax paper.
  3. Melt half of the chocolate in the top of a double boiler, stirring frequently. Remove double boiler from heat, and add remaining chocolate. Stir in fruit-nut mixture.
  4. Spoon out heaping tablespoon-sized clusters onto a baking dish about 1” apart.
  5. Refrigerate for 15 minutes to set. Store at room temperature.


Recipe courtesy of Ellie Krieger at