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5 from 2 votes

Fruit and Nut Clusters

A festive treat from days gone by.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time13 mins
Total Time28 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Australian
Keyword: fruit and nut clusters
Servings: 18 clusters
Calories: 283kcal

Ingredients

Clusters

  • 115 grams butter
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup SR flour
  • 2 teaspoons cocoa
  • 230 grams unsalted shelled peanuts
  • 1 cup sultanas
  • 1/4 cup mixed peel
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla essence

Topping

  • 18 red glace cherries
  • 1/4 cup crushed pistachios
  • 225 grams white chocolate

Instructions

  • Cream butter and sugar.
  • Add egg and vanilla essence beat together.
  • Add sifted SR flour and cocoa, peanuts, sultanas and peel. Mix well.
  • Roll heaped tablespoons (or use a cookie scoop to measure out portions) into balls and place on a tray lined with baking paper - leaving room for a little spreading.
  • Bake at 175 degrees celsius (fan-forced) for 12-13 minutes.
  • Allow to cool then top with melted white chocolate, glace cherries and crushed pistachios (or your choice of topping).

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Nutrition

Calories: 283kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 25mg | Sodium: 67mg | Potassium: 203mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 177IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 48mg | Iron: 1mg