Merry Chocolate Nut Clusters
1 cup HERSHEY’S Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
1/2 cup HERSHEY’S Premier White Chips
1 tablespoon vegetable shortening (do not use butter, margarine, spread or oil)
2 1/4 cups (11.5-ounce package) lightly salted peanuts - divided use
Place chocolate chips, white chips and shortening in small microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at HIGH (100%) 1 to 1 1/2 minutes or until chips are melted and mixture is smooth when stirred. Reserve 1/4 cup peanuts for garnish; stir remaining peanuts into chocolate mixture. Drop by teaspoons into 1-inch diameter candy papers; top each candy with a reserved peanut.
Refrigerate, uncovered, until chocolate is set, about 1 hour. Store in airtight container in cool, dry place.
Makes about 3 dozen candies.
Recipe courtesy of the Hershey Kitchens, and reprinted with permission of The Hershey Company. © The Hershey Company.