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Marbled Nut Clusters

Marbled Nut ClustersArrange these dainty confections in a decorative box with waxed paper between the layers for gift giving.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 (12-ounce) package semisweet chocolate pieces
1 1/2 cups coarsely chopped mixed nuts, peanuts, or cashews
1 (1-ounce) white chocolate baking square

Cooking Directions:

  1. Place semisweet chocolate pieces in a heavy medium saucepan over low heat, stirring constantly just until melted. Stir in nuts. Spoon mixture by rounded teaspoons into 1 3/4-inch muffin cups lined with paper bake cups.
  2. Place white chocolate in a heavy small saucepan over low heat, stirring constantly just until melted. Drizzle a small amount of the white chocolate atop each cluster; swirl gently with a toothpick to create a marbled effect. Chill until firm (about 30 minutes in refrigerator or 10 minutes in freezer).

Makes 24 pieces.

Make-Ahead Tip: Store tightly covered in the refrigerator for 2 to 3 weeks.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/24 of recipe): calories: 127, total fat: 9g, saturated fat: 1g, cholesterol: 0mg, sodium: 2mg, carbohydrate: 12g, fiber: 1g, protein: 2g.

Recipe provided by Better Homes and Gardens - a member of the Home and Family Network for the best of cooking, gardening, decorating and more. © 2003 Meredith Corporation. All Rights Reserved.