Chili Chocolate Cherry Clusters

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Preparation Time 5 minutes Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 6 Cost Per Serving $0.58
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Ingredients

1/2 cupDark Chocolate Chips
1 cupFrozen Cherries (any fruit will work, fresh or frozen)
1/2 cupSeeds or Chopped Nuts
1/8 tspChili Powder (mild) or Cayenne (spicy-hot!)

Directions

  1. In a bowl, microwave chocolate chips twice for 45 seconds each until melted. Or you can melt chocolate over a pot of steaming water.
  2. Stir in the chili powder of your choice (optional). For a milder option, use cinnamon.
  3. Dip cherries into melted chocolate. Only a few at a time or the frozen cherries will cool the chocolate too fast.
  4. Place on a sheet of parchment paper.
  5. Sprinkle with chopped nuts or seeds while the chocolate is still warm.
  6. Place in your refrigerator or freezer to set.

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