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Chocolate Peanut Clusters

Details

Time
55 minutes
Skill Level
Beginner
Yields
24 candies

This salty-sweet recipe is perfect for handing out to family and friends, or if you're hosting a crowd. Melt HERSHEY'S Chocolate Chips into the smooth coating that holds these peanut clusters together. Add dried fruit or pretzels for something extra.

Ingredients & Directions

Prep Time
25 minutes
COOK TIME
1 minute
Chill Time
30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup
    HERSHEY'S Milk Chocolate Chips
  • 1/2 cup
    HERSHEY'S Special Dark Chocolate Chips or HERSHEY'S Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
  • 1 Tbsp
    shortening (do not use butter, margarine, spread or oil)
  • 1 cup
    peanuts or raisins unsalted, roasted

Directions

Equipment Needed 
Microwave Microwave
Microwave-Safe Bowl Microwave-Safe Bowl
Measuring Cups Measuring Cups
Rubber Scraper Rubber Scraper
Paper Candy Paper
Refrigerator Refrigerator
1

Place chocolate chips and shortening in small microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at medium (50%) 1 minute; stir. If necessary, microwave at medium an additional 15 seconds at a time, stirring after each heating, until chips are melted and mixture is smooth when stirred. Stir in peanuts.

Tip

Coconut oil may be used in place of shortening.

2

Drop by teaspoons into 1-inch diameter candy or petit four papers. Refrigerate until firm, about 30 minutes. Store in tightly covered container in refrigerator.

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