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Cranberry-Cashew Clusters

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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

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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

How to Make Cranberry-Cashew Clusters


  • 1Line 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.
  • 2In 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.
  • 3Quickly 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.
  • 4To Store:

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

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About Cranberry-Cashew Clusters

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