This is a delicious recipe that I originally got from my friend, Julie. I adapted it to use the ingredients I like, which are dried cherries and chocolate. You can substitute cranberries for the cherries, or not dip them in chocolate at all. The base recipe is just really good on it's own. On the optional ingredients: the pistachios are really great in it, but I usually don't use them because my bro has a peanut allergy and I make these for the holidays. I've also made it with or without the vanilla/almond extract, and it's great either way. It just adds a little more sweetness/nuttiness to them. Customize it to be whatever you want!