Chip 'n' Dale's Crunchy Nut Clusters

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Chip 'n' Dale's Crunchy Nut Clusters

What you'll need

  • 2⅔ cups sweetened flaked coconut
  • 2 cups pecans or 1 (6-ounce) jar macadamia nuts, chopped
  • 2⅔ cups white or semisweet chocolate chips
  • Glaze:
  • ⅓ cup white chocolate (melted with ½ tablespoon vegetable shortening) or ⅓ cup semisweet chocolate

How to make it

  1. Line 4 miniature muffin pans with candy cups; set aside. Heat the oven to 350°F. Spread the coconut and nuts on separate cookie sheets. Bake each until golden brown, about 9 minutes for the nuts and 10 minutes for the coconut, stirring every few minutes to keep them from burning. Let cool.

  2. Combine the toasted coconut and nuts in a medium-size bowl. Melt the chocolate chips -- white or semisweet -- in the microwave according to the package directions. Add the melted chocolate to the coconut mixture; stir well. Drop the mixture by heaping teaspoonful into the candy cups. Chill until set, or about 45 minutes.

  3. Melt the remaining chocolate according to the package directions. Pour the contents into a zipper bag. Snip off a small corner of the bag, then drizzle the chocolate over the clusters. Chill until the glaze is set, about 15 minutes. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Nutritional Information

Serving size: 1 cluster

Carbohydrate exchange: ½
Calories 99
Total fat 7 g
Total carbohydrate 8 g
Dietary fiber 1 g
Protein 1 g

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