Blueberry Chocolate Clusters

Blueberry Chocolate Clusters

Whether as a treat or a special occasion gift, these yummy fruit bites are sure to please!

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Serves: 21 person(s) Change

Preparation Time: 45 mins
Cooking Time: 5 mins

Yield: 21 x clusters

Heart-Friendly Recipe Low Sodium Recipe Diabetes-Friendly Recipe Low-Carb Recipe

Ingredients Convert to Imperial

  • 1 cup fresh blueberries, divided *
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips *

Directions:

Rinse blueberries, spread on paper towels and pat dry. Line a baking sheet wih wax paper or parchment paper.

In a small bowl or top of a double boiler, over barely simmering water, place chocolate. Stir until melted. Remove bowl from hot water. Gently fold in blueberries.

Make clusters by spooning 4 or 5 warm chocolate coated blueberries onto wax paper, placing them 1 inch apart. (Or spoon mixture into silicone candy molds.**)

Refrigerate until firm, about 30 minutes. Transfer to an airtight container and refrigerate for up to three days. (For gift presentation: place clusters in pleated paper candy cups and arrange in a box.)

Variations:

* If preferred or during off-season, can replace fresh with dried blueberries. And/or, can replace dark with milk or white chocolate.

FOR SPECIAL OCCASIONS:

VALENTINE'S AND MOTHER'S DAY: Spoon heart-shaped mounds, each made with 3 chocolate-coated blueberries onto wax paper-covered sheet pan. Chill. Makes about 30 mini-heart shapes.

CHRISTMAS: Arrange chocolate-coated blueberries in wreath shapes or rounds. After the shapes have set, decorate with tube frosting or colored sugar.

HANUKKAH: Spray dreidel- or star-shaped cookie cutters with non-stick spray. Place on wax paper. Using white chocolate-coated blueberries, fill each chill until firm. Remove from cookie cutters and decorate.

HOSTESS GIFT: Make or purchase small sugar cookies. Spoon a small amount of the blueberry-dark chocolate mixture on top of each cookie allow to set.

Serving suggestions are not included in the nutritional analysis.

Tips:

** Silicone candy molds can be found at crafts stores or online such as: www.cakesandthings.com or www.candylandcrafts.com

Thanks to U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council - www.blueberrycouncil.org