For those days when you want a tasty treat, these clusters are for you. Chopped cherries and whole almonds are coated with dark chocolate and sea salt.
Salted Dark Chocolate and Cherry Almond Clusters
Recipe by Natalie Rizzo, MS, RD
- ¼ cup (38 grams) fresh cherries, washed, pitted and chopped
- ¼ cup (30 grams) raw whole almonds, roughly chopped
- ½ cup (88 grams) semi-sweet chocolate chips
- ¼ teaspoon (2 grams) fine sea salt
In a small bowl, combine the chopped cherries and chopped almonds. Place the chocolate chips in a separate microwave safe bowl. Microwave on high for 30 seconds, then stir with a rubber spatula. Repeat 2 to 3 more times until the chips are thoroughly melted. Pour the melted chocolate into the cherry and almond mixture. Stir with the rubber spatula until the almonds and cherries are coated with chocolate. Using a tablespoon, scoop out about 2 tablespoons to make 2-inch x 2-inch chocolate clusters and place on a wax paper-lined baking sheet. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Serves 5.
Serving Size: 1 cluster (25 grams)
CALORIES 123; TOTAL FAT 8g; SAT. FAT 3g; CHOL. 0mg; SODIUM 158mg; CARB. 13g; FIBER 2g; SUGARS 11g; PROTEIN 2g; POTASSIUM 124mg; PHOSPHORUS 54mg