Cranberry-Cashew Clusters

Annacia *


These no-bake bites hide the spiciness of nutmeg amid sweet-and-tart dried cranberries and salty cashews. A chocolate drizzle completes the fruity-nutty nibble. From: BH&G

pinch tips: Parchment Paper Vs Wax Paper




about 20


25 Min


No-Cook or Other


1 c
puffed rice cereal
1 c
lightly salted cashews, coarsely chopped
1/2 c
dried cranberries, chopped
10 oz
vanilla-flavor candy coating, chopped
dash freshly grated nutmeg or ground nutmeg
dash ground cinnamon
1 oz
semisweet chocolate pieces
1 tsp
finely chopped cashews

Directions Step-By-Step

Line a large baking sheet with foil; set aside.

Place puffed rice cereal in a resealable plastic bag; seal bag.

Using a rolling pin, roll over bag to crush cereal lightly. In a large bowl combine crushed cereal, the 1 cup cashews, and the cranberries; set aside.
In a medium microwave-safe bowl microwave candy coating, nutmeg, and cinnamon, uncovered, on 100 percent power for 1 to 1-1/2 minutes or until candy coating melts, stirring every 30 seconds.

Pour melted candy coating mixture over cereal mixture; stir until thoroughly combined.
Quickly drop spoonfuls of the mixture onto the prepared baking sheet.

Let clusters stand about 30 minutes or until firm. In a small saucepan heat chocolate pieces and shortening over low heat until melted and smooth.

Drizzle clusters with melted chocolate mixture. Sprinkle with additional finely chopped cashews.
To Store:

Layer clusters between sheets of waxed paper in an airtight container; cover. Store in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Sugar
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian, Dairy Free, Soy Free
Other Tag: Quick & Easy