Chocolate Nut Clusters

I found another yummy recipe in Art Ginsburg’s book  Mr. Food Simply Chocolate, and it could not be any simpler to make! You only need 3 ingredients, and so we are talking quick and easy.

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Here is what you need:
2 cups of almonds, toasted, or peanuts (when I made them with peanuts I did not toast them)
The recipe in the book calls for chopped almonds, but I like the texture better with whole almonds. To toast the almonds, bake on a cookie sheet for 8 minutes at 350 degrees, shaking the pan a couple of times during the baking.

1 can (14 oz.) sweetened condensed milk
2 cups of chocolate chips, semisweet, milk or dark (Use really good quality chocolate chips)

In a saucepan mix the chocolate chips and condensed milk over low heat till smooth.

chocolate nut clusters, Chocolate Nut Clusters,

 

chocolate nut clusters, Chocolate Nut Clusters,

After removing from heat, stir in the almonds till they are all covered in chocolate. Using a large spoon, drop unto foil lined cookie sheet, and refrigerate till firm.

chocolate nut clusters, Chocolate Nut Clusters,

 

chocolate nut clusters, Chocolate Nut Clusters,

You are now ready to enjoy! These need to be stored in a sealed container in the refrigerator. My oldest son isn’t a fan of nuts, but even he enjoyed these.

 

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These go great with a cold glass of milk!

chocolate nut clusters, Chocolate Nut Clusters,