Peanut Clusters

Virginia (Ginger) Dean

By
@grannyginger

Young and old alike love this recipe. I give them for gifts at Christmas time. My Grandmother, who died when she was 93, loved chocolate and really loved these clusters. I would chop the nuts since she couldn't chew well. But she would eat these as part of her meal...not after the meal as a dessert or snack. I am so grateful for sweet memories of her eating my Peanut Clusters.


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Serves:

Approximately 30 pieces

Prep:

20 Min

Cook:

5 Min

Method:

Microwave

Ingredients

11 oz
butterscotch chips
6 oz
chocolate chips
16 oz
peanuts

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Combine butterscotch and chocolate chip morsels in a glass bowl. Microwave on a power level of 6 for 5 to 6 minutes or until melted. Stir once during melting.
2
Stir in peanuts. Drop by heaping teaspoons onto a waxed paper lined cookie sheet. Put in the refrigerator for approximately 30 minutes or until hardened. (These can be left on your counter top to harden but it takes longer).
3
Store in an airtight container.

Tip: If you prefer these can easily be made on the stove top in a double boiler or I have used a slow cooker set on low. It takes longer but for the chips to melt but it works just as well.
4
Note: As you may know, anytime you work with chocolate chips they can harden and clump up. This can happen especially if there is any water present. Make sure your bowl and stirring utensil is dry. If the mixture hardens and clumps up, add 1 to 2 Tablespoons of oil to the recipe and heat a minute longer. When I have to add oil, I use Coconut Oil. It tastes great and is healthy for you, but any cooking oil will work.

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Nuts
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: For Kids
Hashtags: #butterscotch, #peanuts