Cocoa Crunch Clusters

This image courtesy of Amber Shea Crawley

With just three ingredients plus a pinch of salt, these crunchy, nut-free snacks can be put together in a jiffy. The key is to use a 3:2:1 ratio of raisins:coconut:cacao nibs.

Instead of rolling these into balls, try pressing them into a pan and cutting them into cubes or bars instead.

• 20 Minutes or Less

• Grain-Free

• Lower-Fat

• Nut-Free

• Oil-Free

• No Added Sugars

About20 small or 12 large clusters



Total Timeunder 1 hour

Make Ahead RecipeYes

Kid FriendlyYes

Recipe Courseantipasto/mezze, dessert

Dietary Considerationegg-free, gluten-free, halal, kosher, lactose-free, peanut free, raw, soy free, vegan, vegetarian

Five Ingredients or LessYes

Type of Dishchocolate dessert, dessert


  • 1½ cups raisins
  • 1 cup unsweetened shredded or flaked coconut
  • 1 /2 cup cacao nibs
  • Big pinch of sea salt


  1. Combine all ingredients in a food processor and pulse until the mixture is sticky and well-combined. Roll into balls of any size and refrigerate until firm.

  2. Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a week, in the refrigerator for up to 3 weeks, or in the freezer for up to 3 months. If frozen, bring them to room temperature before serving.

  3. Substitution:

  4. • Raisins: dried cherries, golden raisins, or 1¼ cups pitted dates



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