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Close up of a chocolate nut cluster on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper with. more nut clusters in the background.

Chocolate Nut Clusters

  • Author: Deryn Macey
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 14
  • Category: Dessert
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan


These quick and easy nut clusters are perfect for a sweet chocolate treat! Try them with salted nuts and cranberries for the holidays or use your favourite nuts, seeds and dried fruit to create your own flavours.


  • 1 cup chocolate chips or dark chocolate chips (170 g)
  • 1/2 cup salted almonds or mixed nuts (75 g)
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries (65 g, or double the nuts)


  1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Melt the chocolate chips in a mixing bowl using a double boiler or the microwave. If using the microwave, melt for 30-seconds, stir then continue in 15-second increments, stirring every 15 seconds until they’re mostly melted. Remove and continue stirring until any remaining pieces melt and you have a completely smooth melted chocolate.
  3. Add the nuts and cranberries to the melted chocolate and mix until coated.
  4. Use a spoon to drop clusters of the nuts and fruit onto the prepared baking tray. You should get 14-16 clusters.
  5. Place the pan in the fridge until the chocolate has completely hardened.


If you’re using unsalted nuts, sprinkle each cluster with a little coarse salt before placing in the freezer.


  • Serving Size: 1 cluster
  • Calories: 107
  • Sugar: 11 g
  • Fat: 6 g
  • Carbohydrates: 14 g
  • Fiber: 2 g
  • Protein: 2 g

Keywords: nut clusters, chocolate peanut clusters, almond clusters