Chewy Chocolate Clusters

Chewy Chocolate Clusters

Chewy Chocolate Clusters

Almonds taste best when toasted and cooled so I do that in advance, sometimes days/weeks before. This is a double-boiler method using a saucepan and glass bowl. Clusters should be kept refrigerated to keep them from melting in your hand. - Jenny Jones

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Makes: about 20 clusters

Chewy Chocolate Clusters


  • 3 ounce dark chocolate bar (at least 70% cacao)
  • 3/4 cup toasted & cooled raw almonds, coarsely chopped
  • 1/3 cup dried cherries, coarsely chopped
  • 1/3 cup raisins, chopped if they are large


  1. Put one inch of water in a small saucepan.
  2. Place a pyrex glass bowl on top so it does not touch the water.
  3. Break chocolate into pieces and place in the bowl.
  4. Bring water to a boil and reduce heat to a bare simmer.
  5. Stir chocolate occasionally until it melts.
  6. While chocolate melts, place a sheet of wax paper on a 10 by 12-inch cutting board.
  7. Combine nuts, cherries and raisins in bowl.
  8. When chocolate has melted, turn off the burner and drop nut mixture into the warm chocolate.
  9. Using 2 teaspoons lift small clusters onto wax paper.
  10. When finished, drizzle any remaining warm chocolate over the clusters.
  11. Cool on the counter for 15 minutes and transfer the board to refrigerator to cool and firm.
  12. Transfer cooled clusters into a sealed container and keep refrigerated.

11 Comments on "Chewy Chocolate Clusters"

  1. Jerry

    Can walnuts be used instead of almonds are possibly pecans?

    • Jenny Can Cook

      I make these regularly and often switch it up. I have used almonds, walnuts, and cashews, sometimes a mix of all three. Any kind of nut be used.

  2. Terry

    Just made it to 2021: Heard,some fireworks,, Continue to stay healthy🙏

  3. Judy

    I love your recipes.
    I was wondering if in the future you might be able to add nutritional information for each recipe. I am on a special diet and like to see the sugar, saturated fat etc on what the recipes I use. I am sure that would help others as well.
    Thank you

  4. Katt

    You have saved my life!!!! I use at least 2 of your recipes a day!! I am going to try this 1 right now. Thanks Jenny!!!!

  5. adela Uribe

    do you have a recipes for sugar cookies

  6. adela Uribe

    can you add craisens

  7. Deloris Salmons

    They sound so good that I will make them

  8. BECKY

    I could start eating these for a living!

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