Tis the seasons for all things sweet, but sweets add up to money and sometimes a budget might now allow for much in the way of sugary sweets during the holidays.
Most are familiar with the milk chocolate peanut clusters. Chocolate morsels of crunchy delight. Making these delicious candies, yourself, instead of buying them can save you dollars of expense. Here’s a simple and easy recipe any frugal shopper would enjoy.
- 1 pkg of almond bark (either the white or milk chocolate will do)
- 1 can of peanuts
Heat your peanuts in the oven for a few minutes until they get that toasted look. Set aside to cool. Next follow the directions on the
Almond Bark as to heating. Some melt their chocolate in a bowl over a low boiling water, others melt straight in the pan. Whatever way, read the directions first.
Once the chocolate is melted add the nuts to the mixture. Take a tablespoon and make cluster on a wax sheet or a lightly sprayed baking dish. Let set until solidified. This will make several little chocolate clusters of goodness.
Store in a cool place until ready to eat or give as a gift. Some like to make tins up with these candies in them. Others purchase little candy boxes and fill them with the clusters. Eat or give as gifts, this is an inexpensive way of having candy and eating it too.
If you don’t want to use peanuts, you can use pretzels. Either make great treats. You can find peanuts and pretzels at dollar stores.