Christmas Chocolate Fruit and Nut Clusters
These are delicious and a favourite with kids. Get them involved in making them too.
Ideal as a sweet treat following your Christmas meal if you don’t want a heavy pudding. Or serve with tea / coffee later.
100g dark chocolate (e.g. Green & Blacks or any other good quality chocolate)
15g dried cranberries
40g pecan nuts
5 Nairns rough oatcakes
2tsp xylitol (optional)
40g flaked almonds
Melt the chocolate in a glass bowl set in shallow water over a low heat.
Blend all the other ingredients except for the flaked almonds in a blender until roughly chopped.
Add the mixture with the flaked almonds to the melted chocolate and coat thoroughly.
Spoon into 10 – 12 cake cases 20 petit four cases.
Chill in the fridge until set.