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Cherry Nut Macaroons

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Quick Facts

Servings: 20
Prep Time: 10 min.
Cook Time: 60 min.
Total: 1 hr. 10 min.
Kris Mullen
A cure for your sweet tooth! These aren't really macaroons, but they're a great combo of sweet, tart, and crunch—and they're super-easy to whip up.


  • 1 Tbs unsalted butter
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup almonds
  • 1/4 cup walnuts
  • 1/4 cup pecans
  • 2 1/2 cups bran flake cereal
  • 3/4 cup dried cherries


  • In a food processor, chop the almonds, walnuts, and pecans until they are finely diced, set aside.
  • In a microwavable bowl, melt 1 Tbsp of butter and add the chocolate chips. Microwave for about 30 seconds or until fully melted. Stir to combine.
  • Gradually stir the bran cereal into the chocolate, mixing thoroughly. Add the nut mixture and dried cherries until fully combined.
  • With a spoon create 1-inch balls and place them onto an ungreased cookie sheet.
  • Place the cookie sheet in the fridge and let set for about an hour.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 109
  Calories from Fat 51 (47%)
(9%)Total Fat 6g
(11%)Saturated Fat 2g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
(0%)Cholesterol 2mg
(2%)Sodium 38mg
(2%)Potassium 56mg
Total Carbohydrate 15g
(8%)Dietary Fiber 2g
Sugars 1g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(3%)Protein 2g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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