White Chocolate Cranberry Clusters
This time of year makes me want a Cranberry Bliss Bar from Starbucks. I love those delicious treats, and really like the combination of white chocolate and cranberry. Last year I made some bars and they were good, but this year I wanted a simple treat that was fast and yummy. I took a recipe my Granny makes every year and reinvented it in these wonderful flavors that just make such a decadent treat.
What you need:
- 2 packs white chocolate chips (12 ounces each)
- 1 bag crispy chow mein noodles (12 ounce)
- 6 ounces dried cranberries
- wax paper
First gather your ingredients together, as well as a double boiler to melt the chocolate chips. You can also achieve this with your microwave. Slowly melt the chocolate on medium on you stove-top, stirring it as it melts.
Before it is completely melted, you will want to lay some wax paper out on a flat surface. Next take the melted white chocolate and spoon it into the bowl with the Chinese noodles. If your pot is big enough you could add the Chinese noodles to your pot. Then add most of the cranberries and mix well, reserving the cranberries left for garnish. Work fast so that the chocolate doesn’t start to cool and harden.
After you have thoroughly mixed all three ingredients start spooning the mixture out on your wax paper. A tablespoon would be a good size spoon to use. Drop the clusters onto the wax paper and leave space between each so they do not stick together. Lastly add a few more cranberries on top of each cluster before they harden.
Now try and wait till the white chocolate is completely cooled and hard before you start to eat them. My kids love these and tried to eat them all the first day. I decided to hide some in the freezer for a trip we have coming up. They store very well in the freezer for up to 6 months. I really like the crunchy consistency of these delicious White Chocolate Cranberry Clusters. These would be an easy drop cookie to make for a cookie exchange or a Christmas party.
What is your favorite cookie this time of year?