Sunday, October 7, 2012

Stir 'Em Up

Chocolaty? Check.
Salty? Check.
Crunchy? Check.
Teeny bit gooey? Check.

Chocolate Clusters
(Makes a lot, so feel free to cut recipe in half. Or make the whole thing and share them.)

2 lb. chocolate wafers (I use dark, because then you add "health benefits" to the above checklist)
1 c. peanut butter
2 c. salted, dry roasted peanuts
3 c. miniature marshmallows
4 c. crisp rice cereal
1/2 to 1 c. dried cranberries (again with the healthy thing)

Melt chocolate and peanut butter in a microwave or double boiler, stirring often to mix well.

Remove from heat and add all remaining ingredients, stirring with a wooden spoon to coat evenly.

Drop by teaspoonful onto wax paper-covered cookie sheets; place in freezer to harden.

Bert was in the kitchen while I was stirring these up and has developed a fondness for mini marshmallows. His eyes get big, his eyebrows go up and he sucks his cheeks in, savoring every last  particle of sugar. It's adorable. Then he cries until you give him another. Not so cute but a monster of my making, I suppose.


  1. They were soooo good! I forgot to tell you on Saturday. I meant to sneak a few home. :)

    1. Thanks! I should have left them with you because Keith and I have been eating them nonstop; there are so many! (Well, not anymore...)


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