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.


Credit: Susie Cushner

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Makes 28 servings (serving size: 1 cluster)


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • 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.

  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

52 calories; fat 3g; saturated fat 1g; mono fat 2g; poly fat 1g; protein 1g; carbohydrates 6g; fiber 1g; cholesterol 1mg; sodium 3mg; calcium 8mg.