Amanda’s Nut Clusters

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I always start off the baking with not actually baking. It’s my way of getting the easy stuff out of the way, and dirtying up the double boiler all at once and then putting it away until next year. Some people like to melt their chocolate in the microwave. I do not, even though my microwave has a melt chocolate button. I guess I like my Pyrex double boiler because it’s rare and reminds me of the past. I really like antiques and stuff that has a history. Modern gadgets have their place too in my kitchen but it just depends on what I am doing. I like to melt chocolate slowly, and constantly stirring it.

I think I have seen this candy called crock pot candy, but I don’t want to lug out the crock pot for this. My friend Amanda told me about these and I had to try them. They are so good!! Perfect sweet and salty. And the kids love to help make them. I have two teenage boys so you can imagine the things they come up with while helping. It usually ends up with some belly aching laughter.

Amanda’s Nut Clusters

1 minute

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

around 40 pieces

Ingredients

  • 1 bag milk OR semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 bag white chocolate chips
  • 1 can cocktail peanuts

Instructions

  1. Melt chips in a double boiler over low heat, stirring constantly.
  2. Pour the can of peanuts into a large mixing bowl.
  3. Add melted chocolate and stir well, coating the peanuts entirely.
  4. Use two tablespoons or soup spoons to scoop out round portions onto a baking sheet lined with waxed paper.
  5. Chill in the freezer about 15 minutes until they are firm. Remove to an airtight container.
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So this is how I kick off my Christmas baking every year. They offer a different texture to my treats and are very satisfying!

In less than 30 minutes you can whip up these treats like nothing!

 

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