Christmas Chocolate Clusters

22 Dec

Happy Holidays.

The Christmas baking is continuing. Yesterday I prepared some chocolate clusters, some with almonds and Rice Krispies, others with dried figs and pecans. They are delicious. The combination between the nuts and dried fruits is great, coated with dark chocolate, so yummiiiiii. I also liked to sprinkle some cocoa powder over, a touch of magic.

I love this kind of sweets, small, bite-size, cute to nibble and very easy to make, and they are presentable to give to guests. Tonight I’m making also chocolate clusters with toasted hazelnuts.

Almonds & Rice Krispies chocolate clusters

- 100 g dark chocolate, chopped

- 125 g toasted almonds, chopped

- half a cup Rice Krispies

- pinch of salt

Melt half the chocolate in a bain-marie on low heat, stiring occasionally and when all melted, remove from heat and add the other half and stir.

Add the toasted chopped almonds and rice krispies and stir until all coated. With the helping of two spoons, put some of the chocolate mixture in the muffin paper cups and leave aside to cool down and dry.

Dried figs, pecans chocolate clusters  ( I didn’t measure the figs and pecans)

- 100 g dark chocolate, chopped

-  a couple of handfuls dried figs, chopped

- a handful of chopped pecans

- pinch of salt

Melt half the chocolate in a bain-marie on low heat, stiring occasionally, when all melted, remove from heat and stir in the other half until all melted. Add the figs and pecans and stir all to coat. Spoon in muffin paper cups and leave aside to cool.

Hazelnuts and Chocolate clusters

- 125 toasted hazelnuts

- 100 g dark chocolate

Melt the chopped chocolate in a bain-marie, remove from heat, and drop the chopped hazelnuts, cover all with chocolate and with two spoons, drop the clusters into mini muffin paper cups.

Enjoy & Merry Christmas

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9 Responses to “Christmas Chocolate Clusters”

  1. Confettina February 8, 2011 at 12:35 pm #

    This is the first time I see thie post! I don’t know how it slipped my eyes! They look yummy!! I’ll try the recipe this weekend ;-)

    • Fragolina February 10, 2011 at 7:58 am #

      Hihii :) It’s ok. I redid the recipe later, and I rolled the clusters, when dried, in cocoa mixed with a half tsp of cinnamon, they were so delicious, you can try it this way also. Tell me the result!

  2. pips December 22, 2010 at 3:44 pm #

    sono ehm, come dire… cioccolatossimi! tanti auguri :)

    • Fragolina December 24, 2010 at 6:06 pm #

      Buon Natale a te anche!! :) siiii, sono molto cioccolatossimi….

  3. bagnidilucca December 22, 2010 at 9:06 am #

    They sound delicious!

    • Fragolina December 22, 2010 at 9:37 am #

      Thank youu so much and they taste delicious also! :)

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