Crunchy Chocolate Clusters

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 25 min.


1 dozen

Updated: Nov. 16, 2023
This easy candy has a south-of-the-border flavor with cinnamon, chocolate and coffee. Sweet, salty and crunchy, it's a great no-bake treat. —Roxanne Chan, Albany, California
Crunchy Chocolate Clusters Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 3/4 cup coarsely crushed pretzels
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 2 tablespoons pine nuts, toasted
  • 1-1/3 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 teaspoon instant coffee granules
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • Coarse sea salt


  1. Place pretzels, raisins and pine nuts in a bowl. In a microwave, melt chocolate chips in a microwave-safe bowl; stir until smooth. Stir in coffee granules, cinnamon and sour cream. To rewarm, microwave in additional 5-to-10-second intervals. Add to pretzel mixture; toss until combined.
  2. Drop mixture by heaping tablespoonfuls onto a waxed paper-lined baking sheet. Sprinkle with salt.
  3. Refrigerate until set, about 10 minutes. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Nutrition Facts

1 cluster: 139 calories, 8g fat (4g saturated fat), 1mg cholesterol, 86mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.