This sweet, tasty treat takes less than 15 minutes to make, and it’s filled with antioxidants and healthy fats. Dark chocolate that is 70% or higher has the most health benefits.

Ingredients:
makes 12-15 pieces
2 – 70-72% cacao dark chocolate bars
1/4 cup pistachios
1/4 cup cashews
1/4 cup almonds
1 tbsp dried cranberries
optional: 1/4 cup any other nuts of choice

Instructions:
1. In large glass bowl, melt cacao dark chocolate in microwave on medium power for two minutes. Make sure you are melting on medium power to prevent burning. Remove, stir, and microwave a little longer if needed until completely melted.

2. Crush the nuts into smaller pieces and add to the melted chocolate. Stir together. Lay parchment paper out flat onto a baking sheet. Pour chocolate and nut mixture onto parchment paper and spread until it is at your desired thickness – about 1/4 inch. Save about one tablespoon of chocolate to drizzle on the top.

3. Add a few additional nuts and the cranberries. Then, drizzle the remaining tablespoon of chocolate on top. Refrigerate for 30-60 minutes. Once completely cooled, break apart into several small pieces. Keep them in a tightly sealed container in a cool place or your refrigerator. Enjoy!

This recipe was adapted and approved by Judy Siebart, a WVU Medicine registered dietitian.

Original recipe and photo provided by: Angie Asche, MS, RD, LMNT – http://www.eleatnutrition.com/recipes/nut-clusters