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Cranberry Chocolate Bites


I’ve spent the morning in my lab (AKA the kitchen) putting together some holiday treats. While my second experiment…I mean treat, is setting in the freezer, I thought I’d post this one to share with you. Just three ingredients and as you’ll see they make the idea gift for the stocking, part of a place setting during a holiday get together, or even as a take home gift for guests.

All you need is-

11 1/2 ounces of semi-sweet chocolate

I used Nestle chunks but you can use chips or even milk chocolate if you want.

1/2 cup sweetened dried cranberries

About 1 1/2 – 2 cups cornflakes

The best way to get these bites to set is to use a muffin pan and muffin liners. So have everything set up before you start.

Place the cranberries and cornflakes in a large bowl and stir together.

Melt the chocolate. You can use a microwave for this but I’ve found I have better results with a double boiler.

Pour the melted chocolate onto the cranberry cornflake mixture and mix well.

Place about two tablespoons of the mixture into each muffin liner. You can get a dozen out of them but if you make them smaller it’s 15.

Place the muffin pan in the freezer for about 15 minutes.

Remove from the freezer. You can keep the bites in the liners or take them out and wrap them like this-


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