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Chocolate Blueberry Clusters

Updated on July 7, 2017
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I love to cook and try new foods and recipes. I try to do my best to incorporate healthy foods, but sometimes I need a little comfort food.

Chocolate Blueberry Clusters
Chocolate Blueberry Clusters | Source

Fresh Blueberry Chocolate Candy Recipe

Here's a recipe for a chocolate candy you can tell yourself is oh so healthy, while it's oh so decadent. Both dark chocolate and blueberries are loaded with antioxidants and flavonoids, so what could be better than an antioxidant treat that melts in your mouth?

There are so many recipes for strawberries dipped in chocolate. Blueberries, being a little smaller, don't fair as well with dipping -- until now.

I had to find a way to cover blueberries with chocolate, and the way is quick and simple with a minimum of ingredients and time spent. The results speak for themselves.


I use candy bars for this recipe as they melt easily in the microwave.

Chocolate chips, are harder to melt as they are designed to not lose shape when they are baked in a cookie.

Chocolate Blueberry Clusters Recipe
Chocolate Blueberry Clusters Recipe | Source

Chocolate Blueberry Clusters Recipe

Super easy. Super quick.

These blueberry candies were made with dark chocolate (Hershey's Special Dark Giant Bar) but you may use milk chocolate if you prefer.

I microwave in two small batches so the chocolate does not harden while I am working. Do what works for you.

  • Prep time: 15 min
  • Ready in: 15 min
  • Yields: 12 pieces

Ingredients

  • 4 oz (115 g) fresh blueberries
  • 6.8 oz (192g) chocolate bar (dark or regular)
  • cooking spray or mini paper cups

Instructions

  1. Wash blueberries and pick off any little stems. Fully air dry or pat dry.
  2. Either spray cooking spray in 12 cups in a mini muffin tin or line them with a mini paper cup.
  3. Drop about 4 or 5 blueberries in each cup. They should be a little raised so be generous.
  4. In a small microwave safe dish, place half the chocolate bar broken in about 4 pieces. Microwave on high for 2 minutes. Remove from microwave and stir. Put about a tablespoon of chocolate in each of 6 cup, covering the blueberries. (I use one spoon to push it off the other).
  5. Break up the rest of the chocolate bar in the dish (as above) and microwave for 2 minutes on high. Repeat as above filling the remaining 6 cups.
  6. Place in refrigerator to chill for 1 or 2 hours until hardened.
  7. Store in refrigerator or cool place. Treat as you would fresh blueberries, as these have no preservatives in them.
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Chocolate Blueberry Clusters - Photos of Step by Step Preparation

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Wash, stem and sort berries.   Dry thoroughly.Use a mini muffin tin with at least 12 cupsI use a large dark chocolate candy bar.Break half the candy bar into 4 pieces and place in a microwave safe dish.   Microwave for 2 minutes.Remove from microwave and stir.Scoop tablespoonfuls of chocolate into 6 of the cups.   Here I show 6 cups sprayed with cooking spray and 6 cups lined with paper muffin liners.All twelve cups filled -- now chill.Chilled clusters in paper muffin liners.   Less apt to melt in little hands.The underside of the Chocolate-Blueberry-Clusters.
Wash, stem and sort berries.   Dry thoroughly.
Wash, stem and sort berries. Dry thoroughly. | Source
Use a mini muffin tin with at least 12 cups
Use a mini muffin tin with at least 12 cups | Source
I use a large dark chocolate candy bar.
I use a large dark chocolate candy bar. | Source
Break half the candy bar into 4 pieces and place in a microwave safe dish.   Microwave for 2 minutes.
Break half the candy bar into 4 pieces and place in a microwave safe dish. Microwave for 2 minutes. | Source
Remove from microwave and stir.
Remove from microwave and stir. | Source
Scoop tablespoonfuls of chocolate into 6 of the cups.   Here I show 6 cups sprayed with cooking spray and 6 cups lined with paper muffin liners.
Scoop tablespoonfuls of chocolate into 6 of the cups. Here I show 6 cups sprayed with cooking spray and 6 cups lined with paper muffin liners. | Source
All twelve cups filled -- now chill.
All twelve cups filled -- now chill. | Source
Chilled clusters in paper muffin liners.   Less apt to melt in little hands.
Chilled clusters in paper muffin liners. Less apt to melt in little hands. | Source
The underside of the Chocolate-Blueberry-Clusters.
The underside of the Chocolate-Blueberry-Clusters. | Source

© 2012 Ellen Gregory

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    • Lynn Klobuchar profile image

      Lynn Klobuchar 3 years ago from Minneapolis, Minnesota

      Yes. Have had chocolate dipped blueberries before, but it would be fun to make. How aout white chocolate?

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      opatoday 3 years ago

      I'm Hungry NOW

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Never thought of chocolate blueberry candies before, but you what...they look yummy as can be. :)

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      Aunt-Mollie 4 years ago

      This really looks easy. I've never had blueberries with chocolate before but this looks like a wonderful combination.

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      Wedding Mom 4 years ago

      I would love to try this recipe.

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      Fran Tollett 5 years ago

      I will. Thanks for sharing...now to find an easier way.

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      Chazz 5 years ago from New York

      Definitely! Two of my favorite food groups (fruit and chocolate)!

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      leewhiteleewhite 5 years ago

      You bet!

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      KimGiancaterino 5 years ago

      We have three blueberry bushes, but have to beat the squirrels to the harvest. This recipe will be fun to try sometime.

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      CruiseReady 5 years ago from East Central Florida

      I just might!

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      acreativethinker 5 years ago

      This recipe sounds delicious and easy. Thanks for sharing. :)

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      kburns421 lm 5 years ago

      How interesting! Not something I would've thought to try, but it sounds great. I've added this lens to the featured lenses on my blueberry one. I think it sounds like a recipe people would like.

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      Linda Jo Martin 5 years ago from Post Falls, Idaho, USA

      Definitely... I love dark chocolate and I love blueberries too.

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      Stephanie Tietjen 5 years ago from Albuquerque, New Mexico

      Yes I would. I would add some almonds too. You've solved a problem with this ingenious idea--I've dipped strawberries before, but never blueberries--I am empowered! Thanks

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      Ellen Gregory 5 years ago from Connecticut, USA

      @laughingapple: The dried fruit ones last longer. These have to be eaten within a few days.

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      GeekGirl1 5 years ago

      Yes. I love both chocolate and blueberry. The recipe sounds yummy.

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      laughingapple 5 years ago

      These look really good. I have done chocolate with dried fruit but never fresh berries. I will try this out.

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      Kristen 5 years ago from Wisconsin

      This looks positively scrumptious!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      my mouth is watering.

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      digitaltree 5 years ago

      Nice Lens and the recipe looks delicious. blueberries are tasty and healthy.

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      JoshK47 5 years ago

      These sound positively delicious! Thanks for sharing - blessed by a SquidAngel!