Dark Chocolate Covered Cherry & Almond Clusters with Sea Salt

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These dark chocolate covered clusters are sweet, salty, crunchy, tart, and covered in dark chocolate–it’s the perfect dessert. Oh, and they are actually good for you! Dried red tart cherries are the perfect anti-inflammatory food, and when paired with antioxidant-rich dark chocolate, and roasted heart-healthy almonds you have a superfood trifecta. No need to justify eating one of these treats after dinner. Plus, they aren’t so sickly sweet that you want to eat ten of them–just the right amount to hit the spot.


The whole process of making these chocolatey clusters of deliciousness is so easy that even the worst baker could make these, because no baking is involved. Simply stir the nuts and cherries together, cover in melted dark chocolate, spoon onto wax paper, and then sprinkle with sea salt. You could be done making these in under 15 minutes. You should probably start making them now .



dark chocolate cherry almond clusters ingredients


{Dark Chocolate Covered Cherry & Almond Clusters with Sea Salt}

Dried fruit, nuts, and extra dark chocolate make these sweet and crunchy clusters a dessert healthy enough to eat every night!


Lightly adapted from Cherry Almond Chocolate Clusters


Servings: 34



2 cups roasted, unsalted almonds

1 cup dried red tart cherries

12 oz bag dark chocolate chips (I used the 63% cacao extra dark Guittard brand)

1 tbsp coconut oil

sea salt for sprinkling


You could easily substitute other nuts and dried fruit: cashews and dried blueberries, or walnuts and dried cranberries would taste great too!


dark chocolate cherry almond clusters wax paper




In a large bowl stir together almonds and dried cherries. In a microwave-safe bowl, melt chocolate with coconut oil on 50% power until smooth, stirring every 30 seconds. Pour melted chocolate over fruit and nut mixture until coated. Spoon mounds of mixture onto wax paper. Sprinkle each cluster with sea salt.

I made 34 clusters using a normal cereal-sized spoon.




These were a huge hit with my health savvy family. I bet yours will love them too!


Nutrition info per cluster: 114 cal,  8 g fat, 10 g carb (6 g sugar), 3 g protein, 3 g fiber


2 Responses to Dark Chocolate Covered Cherry & Almond Clusters with Sea Salt

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  2. Lisa says:

    Just made my “test” batch for Christmas gifts. Can’t wait to try these! In the fridge cooling now. 🙂

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