What do you get when you combine dark chocolate, dried cherries, and crushed pretzels?
Well, you get something awesome!
This month’s recipe redux is inspired by….chocolate. Dark chocolate. These luscious clusters are deliciously rich and dark chocolatey with a crunchy, salty bite from pretzel bits and a tart tang from chunks of chopped cherries. They are super good…and kinda healthy (well, they aren’t unhealthy). Another bonus…no baking required! That was my first priority when deciding what to make this month.
Did I mention you only need 3 ingredients? Just good quality 70% or higher dark chocolate + salted pretzels + your favorite dried fruit.
Melt the chocolate (I used a double boiler, but you could also microwave), then mix in the pretzels and cherries.
Plop them onto a cookie sheet using a spoon…try to give them a little height. Then let them cool in the fridge for 20 minutes.
What’s your favorite way to enjoy dark chocolate?
Dark Chocolate Pretzel Cherry Clusters
- 6-8 oz Dark chocolate 70% cocoa solids
- 6 oz thick pretzels I used rods
- 1/2 cup chopped sour cherries or any dried fruit
- Place wax paper onto a baking sheet. Crush pretzels with a rolling pin in a ziploc baggie; chop dried fruit. Chop chocolate and melt over the stove using a double boiler or the microwave. Remove from heat and stir in the pretzels and dried fruit until well coated. Using a spoon, drop chocolate covered pretzels onto wax paper. Let cool and set in fridge for about 20 minutes. Store in air-tight container.