Nutty Caramel Clusters
- 25 caramels
- 1 tbsp. butter
- 1 tbsp milk
- 1 cup sliced almonds
- 1/2 cup salted dry roasted peanuts
- 1/2 cup pecan halves
- 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
- 2 tsp. shortening
In a 1-quart microwave dish, combine the caramels, butter and milk. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 2 minutes, stirring once. Stir in the almonds, peanuts and pecans. Drop by tbsps onto waxed paper.
In a microwave-safe bowl, melt chocolate chips and shortening, stir until blended. Drizzle over clusters. Chill until firm. Store in the refrigerator. Yields: 1 1/2 dozen.