Holiday Fruit and Nut Clusters

Coated in chocolate, these yummy clusters of nuts, fruits, and seeds are a delicious treat for the holidays or as an everyday snack! Quick to make and no baking required!

 

 

It’s that time of year when holiday sweet treats and nibbles are in!

I wanted to make a sweet treat that my kids and I can enjoy doing together. Since they are still quite young and lose interest quickly, it has to be something easy to make, totally uncomplicated, and of course fabulously delicious!

 

 

After all, they’ll be wanting some reward for their labor. This recipe is exactly that. The fact that it’s a no-cook recipe is a true bonus.

That means they can try it right away!!!

 

 

My 5-year-old enjoyed doing this – she scooped the clusters into the spoon and helped Mommy form them. And yes, my two tots absolutely loved these – which is quite a surprise as oftentimes they are not keen on anything with nuts – but of course – if it’s covered in chocolate, how can you say no?

Please enjoy these easy and scrumptious bites – truly great as holiday nibbles!

 

 

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NOTES ON INGREDIENTS FOR HOLIDAY FRUIT & NUT CLUSTERS

  •  Chocolate Chips or your favorite chocolate bar
  • Slivered Almonds (or your nut of choice)
  • Toasted Sesame seeds – It’s easy to toast sesame seeds. Place the seeds in a small skillet and using medium heat, dry-fry/toast them. Stir while toasting to prevent burning. When the seeds have changed their color then, they’re done.
  • Raisins
  • Dried Cranberries
  • Ground Cinnamon

 

HOW TO MAKE HOLIDAY FRUIT & NUT CLUSTERS

Place chocolate chips in a heat-proof bowl over a saucepan with barely simmering water. Allow the chocolate to melt completely. Stir occasionally until the chocolate is smooth and glossy. Set aside.

 

 

Mix the remaining ingredients in a large bowl.

 

 

Stir in the melted chocolate. Mix everything well.

 

 

Using a rounded teaspoon (I used a 1/2 tablespoon – so it’s slightly bigger), spoon the mixture into mini-muffin liners. Allow to set.

 

 

Enjoy in moderation!!!

 

 

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Holiday Fruit and Nut Clusters

Coated in chocolate, these yummy clusters of nuts, fruits, and seeds are a delicious treat for the holidays or as an everyday snack! Quick to make and no baking required!
Course Appetizer, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword chocolate and nut clusters, chocolate coated fruits and nuts, chocolate covered nut clusters recipe, chocolate fruit and nut clusters, easy nut cluster recipe, holiday fruit and nut clusters, nut candies
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings 40 pieces
Author Manila Spoon

Ingredients

  • 2 cups chocolate chips
  • 1 cup slivered almonds
  • cup toasted sesame seeds, It’s easy to toast sesame seeds. Place the seeds in a small skillet and using medium heat, dry-fry/toast them. Stir while toasting to prevent burning. When the seeds have changed their color then, they’re done.
  • ½ cup raisins
  • ½ cup dried cranberries
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Place chocolate chips on a heat-proof bowl over a saucepan with barely simmering water. Allow the chocolate to melt completely. Stir occasionally until the chocolate is smooth and glossy. Set aside.
  2. Mix the remaining ingredients in a large bowl.
  3. Stir in the melted chocolate. Mix everything well.
  4. Using a rounded teaspoon (I used a 1/2 tablespoon – so it’s slightly bigger), spoon the mixture into mini-muffin liners. Allow to set. Makes about 30-40 pieces depending on the size of the clusters.

Recipe Notes

TIPS & TRICKS

It’s easy to toast sesame seeds. Place the seeds in a small skillet and using medium heat, dry-fry/toast them. Stir while toasting to prevent burning. When the seeds have changed their color then, they’re done.

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5 Comments

  1. Andrea
    December 9, 2021 / 9:23 pm

    5 stars
    Great recipe. Loved the step by step photos. Always helpful!

  2. Artney Walker
    December 9, 2021 / 11:17 pm

    5 stars
    I love that these clusters are no bake. They are so fun and make the perfect-sized treats for our holiday party!

  3. Mandy Applegate
    December 10, 2021 / 2:59 am

    5 stars
    These will be perfect snacks at Christmas!

  4. Anjali
    December 10, 2021 / 3:10 am

    5 stars
    These were such a fun and easy treat to make with my kids this week! They could do most of the prep, and were so excited when these were ready to eat! Love how festive they are too!

  5. Kristen Wood
    December 10, 2021 / 3:19 am

    5 stars
    These were super easy to make and so tasty, too! Thank you. 🙂

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