Chefsville did this recipe first at a library with about 40 kids. They absolutely loved this. Since then the response to this recipe has been huge.
I don’t like to use milk chocolates, as they are already processed and difficult to work with.
Chocolates are a world unto themselves. There are so many kinds and each chocolate imparts different characteristics and properties to this fun recipe.
Blueberry Chocolate Clusters
This recipe can be done with any of your favorite fruits as long as they go well with chocolate. We used a semi sweet chocolate so we don’t add sugar to that. But this works well with bitter sweet melting chocolates as well.
If you want, go to the store and get a good quality chocolate for these, especially if you are making them for your family and closest friends.
As you experiment with different fruits and chocolates that this product becomes different. For example strawberries and a Belgian chocolate will produce a far superior result than cheap chocolate chips from a store.
- 1 cup blueberries (fresh )
- 1 cup chocolate chips ( dark, milk, or white)
- Rinse blueberries, spread on paper towels and pat dry. Line a baking sheet with silmat, wax paper or parchment.
- 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.
Parchment paper or Silmat
Small or medium sized bowl
Measuring cups and spoons
Microwave or double boiler or small sauce pan
Wooden spoon or spatula