Chocolate/Butterscotch & Peanut Holiday Clusters

By Angelika Hanna

Today I made my first holiday treat of the season. It is non-bake and involves only 15 active minutes. Such a quick and easy and yet delicious dessert or snack during the pre-holiday season. There are different ways to make chocolate/nut clusters. You can line a baking sheet with parchment paper and drop the chocolate mixture by tablespoon, or use a chocolate/candy mold. I bought a silicone mini cup sheet yesterday and it turned out to be the perfect mold for chocolate. Once cooled and hardened, the clusters can be easily popped out of the little cups without breaking or crumbling.

Recipe:

Prep Time: 15 min + 15 min refrigerating time

Total Time: 30 min

Yield: 18 servings

Cuisine: North American/Canadian

Author: Angelika Hanna / Zest4Food

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup chocolate chips (I used semi-sweet)
  • 1/2 cup butterscotch chips
  • 1 cup rice crispies
  • 1 cup peanuts, or any nut you want, you may roast first, but not necessary.

Instructions:

  1. Melt chips in a bowl over boiling water.
  2. Mix in peanuts, rice crispies, until they are well coated with chocolate.
  3. Drop by tablespoon on paper lined baking sheet or spoon mixture in a chocolate/candy mold.
  4. Decorate with holiday sprinkles.
  5. Refrigerate until the chocolate hardens, approx. 10-15 min.

Enjoy!

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