Monday, August 29, 2011

Blueberry Pretzel Clusters (Secret Recipe Club)


As soon as I got my assignment for this month's Secret Recipe Club, I knew I was in trouble. You see, Keep it Sweet is a blog full of sweet things. (Never would have guessed that, right?)


Not just any sweet things, though. Fantastic looking ones, like Chocolate Covered Pretzel Bars, Banana Corn Muffins, and Cinnamon Roll Cookies.


I perused. I drooled. I deliberated. But when I saw this recipe, it was love at first sight. Blueberries? Salted Pretzels? Fine chocolate? Count. Me. In.


These things were delicious. And unusual. The combination of salty and sweet was, of course, fantastic. But what puts these over the top is the sweet cold burst of blueberry in the center. As Lauren puts it, "It is heaven biting into the creamy dark chocolate and then having a huge blueberry burst in your mouth." Couldn't have said it better myself!

Blueberry Pretzel Clusters (adapted from Keep it Sweet)

5 ounces high-quality dark chocolate
1/2 cup salted pretzel pieces
1/2 cup fresh blueberries, rinsed and dried

Gently melt the chocolate in the microwave.

Once the chocolate is completely melted, add the blueberries and then the pretzel pieces. Stir until completely coated

Use a tablespoon to drop large clusters of the mix onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

Chill the chocolate in the fridge for at least 1/2 hour or until the candy is completely firm. Serve (cold) within a few days.



Linking this up to Melt in Your Mouth Monday and Happy Post.

34 comments:

  1. Three simple ingredients, yet what a WOWZER combination. Yum!

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  2. Love these clusters! So funny we are both in Group C! I had no idea. Isn;t this such a fun idea! So trying these out soon.

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  3. They look so yummy! What a great taste and texture combo :)

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  4. I am so glad that you liked the recipe! These are one of my favorites because they are so easy, too. So random, but I have that same plate:-)

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  5. Oh wow, these look amazing. I love chocolate covered pretzels - but adding blueberries? Genius. Gotta love src.

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  6. I have always wanted to do these. . .now i have a great recipe. Nice work on SRC.

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  7. Wow ... so easy ... yet so creative! I think I'll make these for my nephew this weekend ... he loves blueberries and will LOVE these!

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  8. What a cool combination! I love chocolate covered pretzels. I would have never thought to add blueberries.

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  9. the recipe name and your lovely pictures just pulled me right in, I could go for a few of these right now. Great job!

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  10. Wow, I never would have thought of this. This is on my "to try" list for next weekend!

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  11. That looks so delish! I love blueberries and chocolate combo :)

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  12. So easy and delicious! Great SRC recipe choice.

    If you haven't already, I'd love for you to check out my Group 'A" ~ SRC recipe this month: Cilantro Lime Chicken

    Lisa~~
    Cook Lisa Cook

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  13. One of my favorite summer indulgences is rolling fresh blueberries into melted dark chocolate and making blueberry clusters. Next time I am definitely adding pretzels. :)

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  14. OMG. I am a frequent visitor to Keep It Sweet and yet I don't remember these amazing little bites! What a beautiful (and delicious sounding) choice for SRC!

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  15. Great combination of flavours! I love it... I had never thought of having chocolate covered pretzels! Great pick for your SRC post!

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  16. What a unique pairing - I'm curious to taste them! But doubt they'd last longer than a day in my fridge!

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  17. HOW UNIQUE IS THIS! I MUST TRY!!! YUM, YUM!!! SRC IS SO MUCH FUN!

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  18. I would never think to pair these ingredients but, the textures (soft and crunchy) and flavors (sweet and salty) ... oh my!

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  19. How unique! Sounds delicious. I adore chocolate covered covered blueberries (dried) so adding in salty pretzels sounds like a genius idea. I love how simple these are. Nice pick for SRC. I love seeing all the different recipes people selected.

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  20. Really this is not only fantastic but DEADLY combination which definately brings water in any mouth.

    Thanks a lot for this delicious post.

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  21. I've been eyeballing all the fresh blueberries but haven't made the plunge to buy...changed my mind, I must make these. I wonder if they freeze well?

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  22. i love keep it sweet's recipes! these look great :)

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  23. Rhonda, I suspect these might get watery if frozen. But, if you try them, please let me know! I'd be happy to stock these in my freezer!

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  24. These looks delicious. And so simple too :)

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  25. great idea - and it did catch my attention - just the sort of snack I am craving now

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  26. Wow, great SRC choice! I always love the salty sweet combo, and adding blueberries to the traditional mix is an awesome idea!

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  27. I'm so glad you got Lauren as your Secret Recipe Club buddy! I love that girl. I've been meaning to make these but haven't gotten around to it yet...so glad to hear that you loved them too!

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  28. What an interesting combination - I love salty and sweet. Looks delicious!

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  29. You have 3 of my favorite food items which I have never thought of combining. Yum!

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  30. Genius to put blueberries with chocolate! Love this.
    Awesome to be in the Secret Recipe Club with you. Here is my post for September :) http://su.pr/1Sizv9
    Also:I would love if you added this and any other links to my "Happy Post" today. http://su.pr/1bZ8fp

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  31. What fun! This reminds me of chocolate-covered raisins, except fresher, juicer, crunchier, and overall, simply way better. :)

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  32. Such a simple idea, that I would absolutely never think of creating myself! I've been on the hunt for some healthy snacks just like this. Having just got back on the horse of working out and eating healthy. I found a great health drink with some of the same benefits of blueberries antioxident wise but man am I hungry after a bit and I want some healthy snacks. Thanks for sharing this secret!

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