The perfect combo of salty & sweet that is so incredibly easy to make. These chocolate nut clusters are a family favorite that the kids decided would best be named “Reindeer Poo” for the holiday season. Enjoy!
One of my favorite things about the holidays is that I end up receiving numerous boxes of chocolates. I am a nuts & chews type of gal and even with a box dedicated to those- there never seem to be enough chocolate nut clusters in the box to satisfy my craving for them.
Holiday Candy Recipe
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We have had torrential rain here in So.NV for 5 days now I think. Our average rainfall for a year is less than 5 inches. This year we had a total of 2 inches before this storm came on through. While I love the rain and miss it nearly all the time- it’s a good thing my house sits up fairly high- although I may be living on an island here soon. Because of all the flooding around town- my plans to get out to catch up with a friend were squashed & I decided to take advantage of this cozy down time and make goodies.
I happened to have a half-full canister of mixed nuts left over from other goodies I have made & also just happened to have a HUGE bag of chocolate chips. YAY! Absolutely thrilled to make my own candy. Every year I say that I am going to do it- and this time I finally did- with some sugar sprinkles for good measure. 🙂
Chocolate Nut Clusters
My kids look at me while I am spooning out the mixture onto the parchment & ask me what they are called. I tell them “nut clusters”. My youngest daughter looks at me and says “They look like poo mom” My son then chimes in “Oooo- Reindeer Poo”. So call them what you like- depending on your flair for the funny. They are oh so yummy- no matter the name!
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Chocolate Nut Clusters (or Reindeer Poo)
- ½ lb or 8 squares Semi-Sweet Chocolate (or 1-1/4 cup + 2 tbsp chocolate chips)
- ¾ cup Sweetened Condensed Milk
- 1 cup Nuts I like almonds or mixed nuts
- Melt chocolate in double boiler over hot water.
- Stir in sweetened condensed milk
- Remove from heat
- Stir in nuts to coat
- Scoop out spoonfuls & drop on waxed paper lined baking sheet.
- Chill in refrigerator to harden for at least several hours.
- Store in airtight container
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