Chocolate Nut & Craisin Clusters

"This is such an easy recipe for a great tasting candy. I originally saw it in the Quick Cooking magazine. I rarely make less than a double recipe and they are always eaten up. These are also great to give away at holiday time or bring to a party. Experiment with flavored chocolates and fruit and nut combinations for something different. Cook time is refrigerator time."
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Ready In:
1hr 5mins
24 pieces




  • Melt chocolate chips in microwave for about 2 minutes.
  • Chips will not appear melted.
  • However, stir them to distribute the heat and get them melted.
  • Add nuts and craisins, stirring until well coated.
  • Drop teaspoonfuls onto a wax-paper lined cookie sheet.
  • Place into refrigerator for about 1 hour.
  • Note: if doubling the recipe, microwave time does not double.
  • Check chips at about 2 1/2 minutes and add small amounts of time until chips are melted.
  • It takes a bit under 3 minutes for a double recipe in my microwave.

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  1. Yummy! These were so quick and easy to put together. My cookie scoop worked great to drop them onto the wax paper. I made them last night and they're already almost gone. Definitely will have to double the recipe next time; DH is a big fan of cashews. Thanks!
  2. I love these! I used walnuts only because I have alot of them. I toasted them a little cause I love the flavor. These were so easy to make and I like them better than store-bought! Thanks for a great recipe!


Current (9/07) review criteria: 5: WOW! This is something with which to impress the guest! 4: We really liked this and will make it again. Instructions were easy to follow. 3: Good basic recipe but needs something to make it a 4 for us and/or there is a problem with instructions. 2: We didn't like the flavor/taste/texture and/or there is a major problem with the instructions. 1: Inedible for us.
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