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Looking for Healthy Dessert Recipes? Why Not Try These Delicious Chocolate, Fruit, & Nut Clusters?

They make a great treat for the holiday season

Chocolate, Fruit, & Nut Clusters

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cooling time: 30 minutes

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Ingredients:
9 oz. dark chocolate (minimum 70% cocoa), chopped
2 cups roasted pistachios, unsalted
1 cup dried cherries, unsweetened
1 cup diced dried apricots
1 cup golden raisins

Directions:
• In a small pot, bring 2 cups of water to a boil. Remove from the heat. Put the chocolate in a large, heat-resistant bowl. Put the bowl on top of the pot, and stir until the chocolate has melted.
• Mix the pistachios, cherries, apricots, and raisins into the chocolate, then spread into a 10″ x 3″ rectangle on a parchment-paper-lined baking sheet.
• Allow to set at room temperature (about 30 minutes), then cut into 1″ squares.

Yields 30 pieces.

Nutrition Information:
Per piece—
Calories: 140
Total fat: 8 g
Saturated fat: 3 g
Sodium: 0 mg
Carbohydrates: 16 g
Fiber: 3 g
Protein: 3 g
Added sugar: ½ tsp.

Chocolate, Fruit, and Nut Clusters

If you’re looking for more delicious, healthy desserts, why not try our Pear Crisp as well?

Add Your Comments

One Comment

  1. jonettes
    Posted December 2, 2014 at 9:25 am | Permalink

    I find this to be very misleading. When I put this recipe into our Genesis nutritional database I get MUCH higher calories, carbohydrates, and sugar. It is healthier because it is using natural ingredients, but saying that it only has 1/2 tsp of added sugar does not account for the actual 38g of sugar in one piece. This still causes a spike in blood sugar which is not healthy.

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