Sunday, December 4, 2011

Cranberry Cashew Clusters

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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.

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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. 

7 comments:

Katherine Thomas said...

Quick, sweet, easy, crunchy and chewy! I'm in! Going to print this recipe right now!

manu said...

Very easy!
Looks delicious!

Debi@7Gates said...

Right now, its all about quick and easy and out the door! I will probably use this one. I just posted the white chicken chili recipe from your favorite place "Southern Seasons". Yes, darling, they gave it to me!! Merry Christmas. Deb

Teresa at Splendid Sass said...

Lisa-
I LOVE your blog! Now I have a new blog to visit! I am your newest follower.
Thank you so much for your nice comment on Tina's blog yesterday!
Teresa
xoxo

Teresa at Splendid Sass said...

Lisa-
I LOVE your blog! Now I have a new blog to visit! I am your newest follower.
Thank you so much for your nice comment on Tina's blog yesterday!
Teresa
xoxo

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

OMG, these look delicious, and they'll keep me on my "cranberry" kick!

Suzy said...

These sound so yummy! And easy! I'm going to save this to my recipe file to make with my granddaughter later this week.