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Merry Chocolate Nut Clusters

No recipe image available.Clusters of lightly salted peanuts coated in a mixture of semisweet chocolate and white chips, with each cluster garnished with a single plain peanut.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 cup HERSHEY'S Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
1/2 cup HERSHEY'S Premier White Chips
1 tablespoon vegetable shortening (do not use butter, margarine, spread or oil)
2 1/4 cups (11.5-ounce package) lightly salted peanuts - divided use

Cooking Directions:

  1. Place chocolate chips, white chips and shortening in small microwave-safe bowl.
  2. Microwave at HIGH (100%) 1 to 1 1/2 minutes or until chips are melted and mixture is smooth when stirred.
  3. Reserve 1/4 cup peanuts for garnish; stir remaining peanuts into chocolate mixture.
  4. Drop by teaspoons into 1-inch diameter candy papers; top each candy with a reserved peanut.
  5. Refrigerate, uncovered, until chocolate is set, about 1 hour. Store in airtight container in cool, dry place.

Makes about 3 dozen candies.

Recipe and photograph courtesy of the Hershey Kitchens, and reprinted with permission of The Hershey Company. © The Hershey Company.