Cherry-Almond Clusters

adapted from Health Magazine

1 cup semi-sweet or dark chocolate chips (my favorite is Trader Joe's brand)
1/3 cup dried tart cherries
1/3 cup slivered or sliced almonds

1. Line a baking sheet or other flat surface with parchment or wax paper. (Trust me, you will regret it if you skip this step).

2. In a microwave-safe bowl, heat the chocolate chips in 30 seconds increments, stirring after each, until melted and smooth. Stir in the cherries and almonds until completely coated in chocolate. 

3. Drop mixture by the spoonful onto the lined baking sheet. You can make these any size you want, but usually somewhere in between a teaspoon and a tablespoon works well. Let sit until chocolate is set and no longer shiny. 

I store mine in a tin at room temperature, but if your house is too warm, you may want to refrigerate them. They will stay fresh for a week or so, but most likely they will not last that long!

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