Mixed nut clusters are easily the best edible gifts you can give to someone. Nut Clusters make for a delicious snack while reading a book or enjoying the evening tea or coffee. They taste best during winter, something about the sweet and salty warmth you get after eating a few clusters makes them a wintertime staple. So let’s give the True North Almond Pecan Cashew Clusters Recipe a try!

Buying a new box of mixed nut clusters every time you’re invited to dinner isn’t feasible. They’re not a difficult delicacy to prepare, all you need are enough ingredients and you’re good to go! This recipe is an easy and simple way of making assorted nut clusters at home!

True North Mixed Nuts Clusters Recipe

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 24
Calories 269 kcal


  • 1/2 cup cashews unsalted
  • 1/2 cup almonds unsalted
  • 1/2 cup pecans unsalted
  • 1/2 cup pistachios unsalted
  • 1/2 cup hazelnuts unsalted
  • 2 cups chocolate chips
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon powder
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt or Himalayan salt

Optional add-ins

  • 1 tsp coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 3 tbsp maple syrup
  • 3 oz German sweet chocolate, chopped
  • Candy sprinkles


  • Place parchment paper on a rectangular baking tray
  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Arrange all the nuts on a baking tray and place the tray in the oven
  • Let the nuts bake for 10 minutes
  • Remove the baking tray from the oven and set it on a cooling rack
  • In a heat-proof bowl, add all chocolate and melt, either in a microwave or by double boiler method

For the Double Boiler Method

  • Add 2 to 3 inches of water in a pot and place it on the stove
  • In another heat-proof bowl add your chocolate chips and place it over the bottom pot
  • Make sure the bottom of your bowl does not touch water, else the bowl might heat up rapidly and burn the chocolate
  • Turn on the flame and let the water simmer
  • The chocolate will melt due to the steam produced by heated water
  • Keep stirring the chocolate to prevent any lumps
  • Once the chocolate has melted remove the bowl from steam and turn off the stove

For the following, start from the Instructions at no.6

  • Once the chocolate is smooth, add salt, cinnamon, any optional ingredients and stir well
  • Add the nuts in the chocolate mixture, stirring as you go
  • Make sure all the nuts are evenly coated in chocolate
  • With a spoon, place the chocolate covered nuts back on the baking tray
  • Add candy sprinkles
  • Let them sit for 10-15 minutes till chocolate hardens
  • Break them into clusters before serving
  • Place the tray in the fridge to chill

Tips for this recipe

  • Refrigerate in an airtight container
  • We recommend consuming within 4 to 5 days as dry fruits tend to release their natural oils and may go rancid
  • You can add nuts of your choice like Macadamia if you want a fancier cluster
  • We caution any individual with nut allergies to avoid nut clusters
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Congrats! You’ve just made delicious sweet and salty, chocolate-covered nut clusters! Now snack on them to your hearts’ delight, or decorate them with sprinkles to serve on holiday. You can also place them in a lovely tin and gift them to your friends and family! 

Dishes to Pair With

Nut clusters are a snack enjoyed on their own, but who doesn’t love adding more flavors to the mix? Nut clusters with a healthy dose of Homemade Peanut Butter make a yummy midday snack. A crunchy nut cluster topping on ice cream? Sign me up! Gluten-Free Strawberry Icecream and Vanilla Swiss Almond Icecream pair well with mixed nut clusters.

Tea time will never be the same with a bowl of crunchy nut clusters and a slice of Lemon Almond Pound Cake. I love chocolate as much as the next person, which is why you have to try Silken Tofu Chocolate Mousse with chocolate-covered mixed nuts! A nice healthy drink like Silken Tofu Berry Smoothie is well enjoyed with nut clusters.

More Nut Based Recipes

If you love incorporating dry fruits into your meals try these recipes:

So, do try this True North Almond Pecan Cashew Clusters Recipe and let us know how it turned out!