Cooking With Kids: Crunchy Chocolate Clusters


Crunchy Chocolate Clusters - Columbia SC Moms Blog

Chocolate has been a topic of conversation lately.

With Valentines Day right around the corner, my kids have been asking what they can make for each other and cards of pink and red with candy attached is at the top of their list. Since I know they will be bringing home copious amounts of sweets from school parties, I avoid purchasing candy at all costs. However, since I don’t want to be a party pooper either, when its time to mix up some goodies, these crunchy little bites is what we will make.

No bake and using only three ingredients, these little gems are the perfect treat for your little ones to help with. They are impossible to screw up and taste … well … amazing. Crunchy and sweet and a little chewy from the dried fruit, they are kind of addicting and not altogether unhealthy! Older kids can melt the chocolate in the microwave and younger kids can help measure, stir, and portion into globs on the pan to set. Super easy and made entirely from pantry ingredients, these are going to become a treat you make year round!

Crunchy Chocolate Clusters

Recipe via Brittany’s Pantry

If you want to be REALLY festive, dust the tops with red, pink, and white sprinkles!

12 oz of dark chocolate, finely chopped, or 1 bag of dark or semisweet chocolate chips
3 c cornflakes
1 c dried cherries or cranberries (I used 1/2 c of each)

In a medium sized, heat safe bowl, melt the chocolate in the microwave in 30 sec intervals, stirring between each. Stop before the chocolate is completely melted and stir it vigorously until smooth. Add in the rest of the ingredients and gently fold together until combined and evenly coated. Drop by tablespoonfuls onto wax paper or parchment paper. Let set for 30 minutes until cool and firm. Enjoy!


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