Thursday, October 8, 2009

Chocolate Nut Clusters

I've been trying to be good all week. Cutting back a bit. Salads for dinner. But this morning, my inner child was stomping her feet and yelling, "Enough of the lettuce already!! Give me some chocolate and nobody gets hurt!" What can I say? I'm a wimp who loves chocolate.....I simply had to give in to her temper tantrum. It's not like I make this kind of thing very often, but sometimes you just have to be a little decadent.

Let me say that this is the easiest recipe known to mankind. All you need is a microwave, some chocolate, a little butter and mixed nuts. Since my kids don't like nuts, it's safe to say that Breen and I will be the only ones eating these. I think I might have to ask the kids to hide them so we don't eat them all in one sitting!

Chocolate Nut Clusters
1 cup of chocolate chips (or chopped chocolate of your choice)
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 cup of mixed nuts

In a microwave safe bowl (I used a glass measuring cup), melt the chocolate and butter. It took me around 3 minutes and I checked and stirred the chocolate after each minute to make sure it didn't burn. Remove from microwave and add the nuts. If you have a hard time mixing, simply add A DROP or two of water to help it move a little. Once the nuts are coated in chocolate, drop spoonfuls on a wax paper lined cookie sheet and chill in the refrigerator until set. Store candy in an airtight container for up to one month OR eat them all in one sitting, but don't yell at me :)


  1. what a yummy treat

    thanks Jane

    peace and Hugs

  2. Sometimes you feel like a nut.... Sometimes you dont... haha

    Looks so yummy!! So I will be trying out the Curry Cashew tonight for Ben!!! ;) I'll let you know what he thinks - personally its the best curry recipie I have EVER tasted!!!

    Keep the great ideas and tips coming ;) Im sure im not the only one who reads!!