These white chocolate blueberry clusters are delicious and might win the award for the easiest low-calorie dessert recipe!
I know there probably isn’t an award for that, but I can dream, right? Made with just two ingredients you can whip these up in about 5 minutes and enjoy them whenever you crave something sweet.
So if you’re looking for some quick low-calorie dessert ideas, get started with this wonderfully simple and easy blueberry clusters recipe!
I have no idea what came over me, but about two weeks ago I got a craving I hadn’t had in years…maybe even decades. The craving for white chocolate.
Usually, I’m a huge, huge fan of dark chocolate – I love the richness as well as the fact that it’s actually good for you. But this time it was white chocolate that took over my mind and I just had to have it.
So when it was time to do groceries, I got not one, but three vanilla white chocolate bars. And after enjoying some as my breakfast over the next few days, I decided it was time to make something better, something “healthier” that was also lower in calories with that investment.
And TADAA – these tasty low-cal blueberry clusters were born! They’re light, sweet and great for when you’ve got a sugar craving, but want to keep it controlled. The perfect low-calorie dessert!
White Chocolate Blueberry Cluster Ingredients
White chocolate. Pick your favorite kind! I’m not a huge expert on white chocolate or an expert at all, so I just went with whatever was available. Which was plain white chocolate infused with vanilla.
Blueberries. It’s not a secret that blueberries can do a lot for you! Full of antioxidants and fiber, blueberries can improve your brain function, prevent cancer, reduce inflammation and probably clean the dishes and fold your laundry. So, we’re using them in this simple dessert! If you don’t have blueberries, other berries might work too, however, you’ll probably need to slice them first.
Yogurt. This is optional. If you do add yogurt to the recipe you will need to freeze the clusters as they will otherwise be melty. The result will be pretty similar to yogurt bark, but in the shape of clusters.
How To Make White Chocolate Blueberry Clusters
Making these for dessert is SO easy! You can even make your kids prepare them for you! Tell them it’s a fun project and not actually child labor. Because it IS a fun project! My nephew loves cooking and this low-calorie recipe for blueberry clusters is something he would be able to do all on his own (he’s 5!). Here’s the to-do list:
- Prep the Blueberries. So, plant blueberry seeds in well-drained soil and wait for it…Or, or, if you bought some fresh blueberries, sort through them to remove any fruits that aren’t intact. You can use those in smoothies or other recipes, but they’re not the best choice for these clusters. After sorting through, wash the blueberries and let them air-dry then you proceed with the chocolate.
- Melt the white chocolate. I used the microwave for this task. Simply break or chop the white chocolate into smaller chunks. You can also use white chocolate chips if you have some. Put them into a small bowl and heat up in the microwave in 30s intervals until almost completely melted. It should take 2x30s, but microwaves can be different, right? Stir the chocolate with a fork until all is melted and there aren’t any chunks left.
- Mix. Allow the white chocolate to cool off for a few moments, then add in the blueberries, folding them gently into the melted chocolate. Optionally you could add a tablespoon of yogurt to the mixture. This will result in more melty clusters and you will have to keep them in the freezer.
- Drop. Line a baking sheet, a pan or a plate with parchment paper. Spoon the white chocolate and blueberry mixture onto the baking sheet – these will be the clusters.
- Freeze. Put the blueberry clusters in the freezer for 30-40 minutes.
And that’s it, your low-calorie white chocolate dessert is ready!
Options And Add-Ins
These blueberry clusters are pretty versatile, exactly because they’re made with just 2 ingredients. You can add whatever you want to them to refine the recipe. Here are a few additions you can try:
- shredded coconut (these will smell divine!)
- some chopped roasted nuts like pecans, almonds or hazelnuts
- popped quinoa or rice – it will add a nice crunch to the recipe!
You can of course, also experiment with other fruits and make your own variation of white chocolate clusters!
It’s A Low-Calorie Dessert
At just 87 calories per cluster, this low-calorie treat is the perfect pick-me-up when that afternoon slump comes around.
The reason these chocolate clusters are lower in calories is because we’re basically diluting the calories from the white chocolate by using blueberries. And fresh blueberries, much like most fresh berries, have fewer calories than nuts, grains or dried fruit. That’s as simple as I can put it!
How To Store The Low-Calorie Blueberry Clusters
But of course, there’s a downside to this trick as well. And it’s the fact that making these white chocolate clusters using fresh blueberries will result in them spoiling faster than if you’re using nuts or dried fruit in the recipe.
The best way to store this low-calorie dessert is in the fridge for up to 5 days or in the freezer for about a month.
More Low-Calorie Dessert Ideas
I hope you enjoy these easy white chocolate blueberry clusters and if you’re always looking for healthier low-calorie desserts, check these out:
- 1/2 cup white chocolate
- 2/3 cup blueberries
- 1 tbsp yogurt (optional)
- Sort through the blueberries and remove any fruits that aren't intact. You can use those in smoothies or other recipes, but they're not the best choice for these clusters. After sorting through, wash the blueberries and let them air-dry then you proceed with the chocolate.
- Melt the white chocolate in the microwave for this task in 30s intervals until almost completely melted (2 intervals should be enough). Stir the chocolate with a fork until all is melted and there aren't any chunks left.
- Allow the melted chocolate to cool off for a few moments, then gently fold in the blueberries. Optionally you could add a tablespoon of yogurt to the mixture. This will result in more melty clusters and you will have to keep them in the freezer.
- Line a baking sheet, a pan or a plate with parchment paper. Spoon the white chocolate and blueberry mixture onto the baking sheet and freeze for 30-40 minutes.
Nutrition InformationYield 6 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 86Total Fat 5gSaturated Fat 3gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 1gCholesterol 3mgSodium 13mgCarbohydrates 11gFiber 0gSugar 10gProtein 1g