German Chocolate Peanut Clusters

 

German Chocolate Peanut Clusters

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*2 (16 ounce) Jars/containers Dry Roasted Peanuts

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Melting Chocolate:

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*2 (4 ounce) boxes Bakers German Chocolate, cut into pieces

*1 cup Ghirardelli Bittersweet Chocolate Chips 60 percent Cacao

*1\2 cup Ghirardelli Milk Chocolate Chips

*2 cups Ghirardelli Vanilla Melting Wafers

*1 teaspoon White Crisco Shortening, for smooth chocolate consistency

*Pinch Cayenne Pepper, for a subtle kick, optional

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In a double boiler. I use a medium sauce pan with 2 to 3 inches of water and a medium glass bowl, placed on top of sauce pan, making sure the water doesn’t touch the bottom of the glass bowl.

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Place the German chocolate pieces in glass bowl and on medium-low heat, allow the chocolate to melt. Then add bittersweet chocolate, milk chocolate, vanilla melting wafers and shortening. Stir the chocolate occasionally until almost all chocolates are completely melted. Remove from heat and stir chocolate until smooth and glossy and add peanuts.

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Using a 2 tablespoon cookie scoop, scoop the chocolate peanut mixture onto a Silpat covered 1/2 baking sheet. I used 3 half baking sheets and 3 Silpats. You could use parchment paper and scoop peanut clusters and allow them to set. Then place in an airtight container and use within a couple of weeks and stored in a cool dry place or enjoy them right away.

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Makes about 38 German chocolate peanut clusters.

Enjoy!

Lindy

 

Holly Cornflake Wreath

 Holly Cornflake Wreaths

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*8 cups Cornflakes

*1 pound bag Mini Marshmallows

*6 tablespoons Butter

*2 tablespoons Green Gelatin, Jolly Rancher Green Apple or Lime Gelatin

*Green Food Coloring, 1 teaspoon or more until desired color

*Red Cinnamon Candies

*Silpats or Parchment Paper

*6 White Candy Wafers, melted in the microwave for candy glue

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In a stock-pot on medium-low heat,  add the butter and melt then add marshmallows.

Stir the marshmallow mixture until almost melted and add the Gelatin and food coloring.

Stir again until color is incorporated and then fold in the cornflakes until the cornflakes are coated.

Spoon about 3/4 cup spoonful’s of the mixture onto Silpat or Baking Sheet.

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Form each scooped cornflake mixture into a wreath shape. Then add 3 red candies to each wreath with a dab of candy glue making a red candy holly cluster to each wreath.

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Allow wreaths to set and enjoy.

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Makes around 11 holly cornflake wreaths.

Enjoy!

Lindy