Try this easy recipe for Cranberry Clusters!
Recipe by Mimi Council.
Makes 20 to 24
142 grams (heaping 1 cup) organic dried cranberries
90 grams (2/3 cup) organic blanched slivered almonds
170 grams (1 1/3 cups) organic pecans
15 ounces (1 1/2 cups) organic white chocolate chips
6 ounces (heaping 1 cup) organic milk chocolate chunks
Method Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. Set aside.
Chop pecans roughly, so they are at least cut in half. Add the pecans, almonds and cranberries to a bowl and mix to combine completely. Set aside.
In a double boiler, add three quarters of the white chocolate and melt until it reaches about 100°F on a thermometer. Remove from heat and immediately add in the remaining white chocolate and stir to combine completely. Allow chocolate to come down to 89°F.
Add the nut mixture to the white chocolate and stir with a spatula to combine completely.
Using a flatware spoon (for size), just drop clusters onto the parchment paper. If they try to spread out just push them back together to form a little lump. Place baking sheets in the freezer once all clusters are on them.
In a double boiler, add three quarters of the milk chocolate. Melt until it reaches 110 degrees on a thermometer. Remove from heat and add remaining milk chocolate and stir to combine completely. Allow temperature to come down to 89 to 91 degrees.
Remove the baking sheets from the freezer and dip the bottoms into the milk chocolate. Place bottom side down back on the parchment paper. Place the baking sheets back in the freezer to set for 1 hour.
Wrap up in cute boxes or tins as gifts for the Holidays! Or store in a cool dry place or in the fridge.
Vegan – Make these vegan by substituting the organic white chocolate for organic dark chocolate instead, and skip the milk chocolate step. You could sprinkle fine shredded coconut on top of the this version instead.
High Altitude – Follow the recipe as noted.
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