Sunday, December 21, 2014

Super Simple Candy Clusters

Super Simple Candy recipe, gift idea

Super simple candy clusters are a quick and easy treat that are great when you need a gift for a neighbor, bus driver, or hostess gift. They are also perfect for when you have a chocolate craving, and just have a piece of chocolate. 

30 second melted chocolate


You will have to excuse the lighting in this pictures. I was making my candy clusters at nig and no matter what I try, I just do not have good lighting in the kitchen.   I personally  prefer to use milk chocolate chocolate chips for my candy, but you can use another kind if you would like something else.   Using the 30 second method to melt my chocolate chips, I had the entire bag melted in just over a minute. Because the chocolate chips are so small, they melt very quickly.   

Chocolate Clusters, Peanut Clusters, Cranberry Nut Clusters

Another great thing about this candy recipe, is you can customize it with whatever ingredients you prefer to add.  In this batch, I added peanuts and dried cranberries.  Once the ingredients are added, stir the mixture until everything is coated in chocolate.  


Place cupcake liners on a cookie sheet and then add chocolate with a spoon.  I used a mixture of regular and mini size liners. 

CANDY MAKING TIP:  Mini cupcake liners are the perfect size for candy pieces, and great for portion control.  



Once the liners are filled, place the cookie sheet in the refrigerator for a bit so the chocolate will set.  Once chilled,  place the candies in a tin like in the first picture, and you have a gift that took just minutes to make.    I made these yesterday at our house, and most of them have already disappeared.  





7 comments:

  1. Love this! Pinned to make when that craving hits!

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  2. Great idea! You had me at "super simple" :)

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  3. I would SO love to be gifted a box of this...lol. -M

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  4. These look easy and yummy! I will definately have to give them a try!

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  5. Oh yum!! These would be so nice on a cookie tray!

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  6. What a great way to make custom candy. It would be fun to try different flavor profiles.

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