A great gift idea for the holidays! Slow Cooker Chocolate Fruit and Nut Clusters are as easy as they are addicting. Dump the ingredients in a slow cooker, drop spoonfuls onto a baking sheet and chill. So VERY simple to make and so VERY good to eat…you may need to make a second batch just for yourself.
I’m going to say it….please don’t hate me…but I need to see some snow. Like some legit snow in my neighborhood soon. Even a little flurry that melts in minutes but I don’t feel Christmasy at all. And snow is usually the shove I need to get into the holiday spirit. One year, we had a huge snowstorm in October…it was so bad it knocked out the power everywhere so we hiked our butts to a hotel because Landon was just a wee one and we didn’t have any heat. And then the next day it was like 90 degrees. So, something of that sort would be splendid right about now. Except…we did start the process of building a pool so maybe they should get the done first? I just don’t know.
In the meantime, I’ve been doing all I can attempting to get in the spirit….like decking the halls something fierce. I can’t stop. I won’t stop. There’s glitter and gold and poinsettias just about every square inch of the house. Watching Christmas Vacation…for the fifth time and it’s only December 2. I’ve been baking gingerbread like it’s the end of the world and testing a few cocktails just to be festive. And I’m making delicious gifts for my friends and neighbors…like these super, insanely easy Slow Cooker Chocolate Fruit and Nut Clusters. Did I mention they’re super, insanely easy to make? In the slow cooker? Like insanely easy.
These Slow Cooker Chocolate Fruit and Nut Clusters are the easiest holiday recipe you’ll ever try. No baking, just dump everything into the slow cooker or crock pot..give it a stir…then plop spoonfuls of chocolatey goodness onto a baking sheet. Chill….and try not to eat them all. I ate them all. All of them. Really. It’s a good thing I started running again because, seriously, I ate every last one.
And if you don’t like all the ingredients in these Slow Cooker Chocolate Fruit and Nut Clusters…that’s ok because you can make them anyway you want. Skip the figs, add candied orange peel, use just one type of nut, go for an all nut cluster…it’s your gift to make for whomever, however you’d like. And they’re the perfect addition to a holiday cookie tray with a pile of these simple No-Bake Peppermint Bark Cookies and these Gingerbread Ganache Cups!
- 3 10-ounce bags Dark Chocolate Melting Wafers (I use Ghirardelli
- 1/2 cup golden raisins
- 1/2 cup raisins
- 1 cup chopped dried figs
- 2 cups assorted nuts
- Add the chocolate wafers to a slow cooker or crock pot.
- Cook on low for 1 hour and stir until smooth.
- Add the golden raisins, raisins, figs and nuts. Stir to coat completely.
- Using a cookie scoop or tablespoon, drop small mounds of the chocolate mixture onto a baking sheet lined with parchment until all the chocolate has been used.
- Transfer to the refrigerator to cool for 1 hour or until firm.
- Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 14 days.
Total time includes 1 hour of chilling.