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Chocolate Nut Clusters (or Reindeer Poo)

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. **Microwave, Stovetop & Slow Cooker recipes included!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword chocolate
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Chill 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 15 minutes
Servings 45 clusters

Ingredients

All Methods

  • 3 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 tbsp shortening or coconut oil
  • 3 cups nuts any variety
  • 2 tsp coarse salt for sprinkling on top - *opt

Instructions

Microwave

  • Combine the chocolate and shortening/coconut oil in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave on 50 % power for 1-2 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds until melted and smooth.
  • Stir in the nuts and coat completely.
  • Scoop out spoonfuls & drop on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Sprinkle with salt if desired.
  • Chill in the refrigerator to harden for at least several hours.
  • Store in an airtight container.

Stovetop

  • Melt chocolate and shortening/coconut oil in a double boiler over hot water.
  • Remove from heat. Stir in the nuts and coat completely.
  • Scoop out spoonfuls & drop on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet.
  • Chill in the refrigerator to harden for at least several hours.
  • Store in an airtight container.

Slow Cooker

  • Layer the nuts, followed by the chocolate chips and shortening/coconut oil into your slow cooker.
  • Cover & cook on low for 1 hour - making sure to stir after 30 minutes until chocolate is melted.
  • Scoop out spoonfuls & drop on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet.
  • Chill in the refrigerator to harden for at least several hours.
  • Store in an airtight container.