Photo: Susie Cushner
Makes 28 servings (serving size: 1 cluster)

Prep: 5 minutes; Cook: 2 minutes. Dark chocolate offers stress-busting antioxidants, while cranberries may help fend off winter colds and fight stomach bugs, too. And pecans are rich in zinc, good fats, and fiber. Be sure to tell your giftee to store these clusters in the fridge.

You won’t feel guilty offering these delicious, make-ahead sweets to your guests—they’re low in fat and cholesterol and have a host of nutrients packed into every bite.

How to Make It

Step 1

Place the semisweet chocolate and milk chocolate in a medium microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on HIGH 1 minute. Stir; microwave 30 seconds. Stir until chocolate is completely melted.

Step 2

Stir in the cranberries and pecans. Immediately drop by level teaspoonfuls onto a wax paper-lined baking sheet. Refrigerate until chocolate is set, about 30 minutes. Clusters will keep in the refrigerator up to 5 days.

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