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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

COOKING WITH CLORIS -- CHOCOLATE CHERRY PRETZEL CLUSTERS

Want a quick sweet treat perfect for a hostess gift? Try these chocolate cherry pretzel clusters. -- AP

CHOCOLATE CHERRY PRETZEL CLUSTERS

Ingredients:
1-1/2 cups dried cherries, chopped
1-1/2 cups chopped pistachios
2 cups broken-up pretzel sticks
8 ounces semi-sweet chocolate, chopped

Line a baking sheet with waxed paper. In a medium size bowl, stir together cherries, pistachios, and pretzels.

Place chocolate in a medium sized microwave safe bowl, and microwave on high for 30 seconds. Stir. Microwave an additional 30 seconds. Continue stirring and microwaving for 15 seconds until chocolate is melted and smooth.

Add fruit/nut/pretzel mixture to chocolate, stirring to completely coat. Place heaping tablespoons of mixture onto baking sheet. Chill to set (about 15 minutes) before serving.

And although tempting, don’t gobble them all up in one sitting! 
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4 comments:

Liz said...

A recipe to share w/ neighbors, who brought me chocolate covered pretzels at Christmas.

Kathy said...

I heard on the news yesterday that eating chocolate can help you lose weight so eating these clusters would actualy be good for you. :)

ANASTASIA POLLACK said...

Liz, chocolate covered pretzels must have been the "it" gift this past Christmas. I received 3 boxes!

Kathy, I don't know about that. I ate a lot of chocolate over Christmas, thanks to those chocolate covered pretzels, and not only did I not lose weight, I gained a few pounds!

Jane R said...

Regardless of whether or not chocolate can help you lose weight, these sound delicious. I've put a copy in my recipe file. Thanks!