Do you ever find yourself craving chocolate and you don’t have a thing in the house to satisfy that craving? I find myself in this situation often because I am a chocoholic and when I start craving it, I will turn the cupboards and pantry upside down trying to find something for my sweet tooth. This happened to me a couple of days ago. I came up with these clusters that are so easy to make and so good.
1 cup chocolate chips (You can use dark chocolate or any kind you like or have on hand)
1 cup butterscotch chips
2 teaspoons shortening
1/2 cup coconut
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup nuts of your choice (I used walnuts)
Place chocolate chips, butterscotch chips and shortening in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave for 1 to 2 minutes or until melted, stirring often. Remove and stir in coconut, raisins, and nuts. Place cupcake papers in muffin tins and put about two tablespoons chocolate mixture in each one. Place in refrigerator for about 45 minutes or until hardened. Makes 12 clusters depending on size you make them. These keep well in the fridge for several days. Just remove from papers and put in plastic freezer bags. Enjoy when a craving for chocolate hits you!
Note: The shortening in the recipe makes the chocolate smoother and more manageable. Don’t substitute butter or margarine. It has water in it and can ruin the melting process.
If you like this recipe, you might also like my recipe for Honey Nut Cheerio Treats!
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