This recipe has only 3 ingredients....two of them are my absolute favorite too; dark chocolate and roasted almonds; the third ingredient is dried cherries (you could omit the dried fruit altogether or substitute dried cranberries or any other favorite dried fruit). I purposely used the "low sodium" roasted almonds to add just a touch of saltiness to the candies...it is a nice combination to balance the sweetness of the chocolate and the tartness of the cherries...it sort of tickles all your taste buds at the same time.
These are so quick and easy to make and I think they'd make perfect Valentine's Day chocolates to give your "special someone". By making them yourself, it makes them even that much more special...watch out Russell Stover...we can make our own candy now that is just as good, if not better, than yours! Personally, I only like the "nut cluster" candies anyway...I've never been a fan of all that "candy goo" in most of the assortments that you buy. I am embarrassed to admit that I am one of those annoying peeps that pokes their finger into them first to see what's inside and then puts them back because 90% of the time it isn't what I like or want inside them....so, I end up with a box full of smooshed candies that nobody else wants to eat either! ;-) Check out a few pics below as well as the very simple recipe to follow! Enjoy!
|Chocolate chips, roasted almonds, dried cherries.|
|Melt chocolate chips in microwave, stir until smooth.|
|Stir in almonds and chopped dried cherries.|
|Drop by tablespoons onto a wax paper lined cookie sheet & chill.|
|Ready to be devoured...Happy Valentine's Day to me! ;-)|