Chocolate, Pistachio, Cherry, Corn Chex Clusters

Wednesday, February 28th, 2018

healthy pistachio snacks

If you are looking for a simple to make treat that is both tasty and almost guilt-free, consider making a batch of Chocolate, Pistachio, Cherry, Corn Chex Clusters. We know dark chocolate and pistachios have great health benefits. Corn Chex is breakfast, so it can’t be that bad and they are gluten free. And well, dried cherries are just delicious! They are a fruit after all!
These treats may not be pretty, but you and your family, will enjoy them!

Chocolate, Pistachio, Cherry, Corn Chex Clusters

Yield: about 24 clusters – Prep Time: 15 Minutes


  • ½ Cup Chopped Pistachio Nutmeats
  • 2 Cup Dark Chocolate Chips
  • ½ Cup Dried Cherries, coarsely chopped
  • 2 Cups Corn Chex


  • Line a cookie sheet with parchment or wax paper
  • In a bowl, heat chocolate in the microwave at high power in 30-second bursts until just melted (Do NOT overcook)
  • Remove bowl from microwave and stir until smooth.
  • Stir in cherries, pistachios, and corn Chex until evenly covered with chocolate.
  • Scoop out tablespoon sized portions on to prepared cookie sheet
  • Refrigerate for about 1 hour until firm
  • Serve at room temperature.
  • Enjoy!!

The clusters can be kept in an airtight container at room temperature for 4 days or refrigerated for 4 weeks.

Heart of the Desert is a working pistachio ranch and vineyard with four retail establishments in New Mexico. They are best known for their farm fresh pistachios and Award-Winning New Mexico wines. Each store offers wine and pistachio tastings. They offer worldwide shipping and produce attractive gourmet baskets that make great corporate and family gifts. The main store, on the ranch in Alamogordo, offers farm tours that showcases how pistachios are grown and processed as well as a stunning Tuscany themed patio that overlooks the groves and is available for private parties or enjoying a relaxing glass of wine.