Crunchy Dark Chocolate, Cherry & Pecan Clusters
Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 8 to 10
I love a dessert that satisfies my sweet tooth (I have a big one), but I also appreciate when it delivers on good nutrition. For this easy-to-make treat, I use dark chocolate, a whole grain flaked cereal, chopped pecans, and dried tart cherries. Stick to one crunchy if you can; eat it slowly so you can enjoy every yummy bite.
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips (70% cacao or higher), about 5 ounces
  • 2 cups flaked cereal (cornflakes or any other favorite)
  • ¼ cup chopped pecans
  • ¼ cup dried unsweetened tart dried cherries
  1. Line a baking sheet or large plate or platter with parchment paper or spray with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. Place the chocolate chips in a microwave-safe bowl. Heat in the microwave in 30-second increments, stirring as you go, until the chips are melted.
  3. Stir in the cereal until well coated. Add the pecans and cherries and stir until coated.
  4. Use two spoons to drop 8 to 10 heaping clusters of the mixture onto the prepared baking sheet or platter. Leave 1 inch between. Chill in the refrigerator until the clusters harden, about 30 minutes. Store in an air-tight container in the refrigerator or at room temperature.
Recipe by Lizs Healthy Table at