Tis the season for all things cranberry. These might be the ticket if you are looking for something quick, sweet, easy, crunchy, and chewy. And they were very easy to make.
Cranberry Cashew Clusters
12 oz. bag of white chocolate chips or vanilla-flavor candy coating, chopped.
3/4 cup dry-roasted cashews
3/4 cup dried cranberries
You can either melt your chips or candy coating in a double boiler or in the microwave like I did. I placed 1 bag of white chocolate chip in a heat proof bowl and micro-waved them in 30 second intervals being sure to stir them in between each interval until they melted. Then mix in your chopped cranberries and cashews. You can either chop your cashews or leave them in big pieces. I left mine in big pieces. And I also saved a few chopped cranberries to add to the top for more color while the clusters were still wet. Drop them on a cookie sheet lined with either wax paper or I used a silcone non-stick mat. Let them cool. Store at room temperature for up to 1 week, or freeze up to 3 months.
These are very sweet and great to make ahead of time. If you freeze them, pull them out about 30 minutes before you want to serve them.