Peanuts covered in chocolate and butterscotch ~ what could be better? I found this recipe on Food.com posted by mollypie and it looked great so I decided to try it for Christmas gift giving. It is beyond EASY!!!! Now, I am NOT that big a fan of butterscotch ~ a little goes a long way as far as I am concerned but this recipe says it’s a two for one for the chocolate/butterscotch coating so I switched it up to 2 bags of chocolate chips to one bag of butterscotch instead of the other way around and it worked great. Of course you can make it whichever way you prefer.
1 (12 ounce) pkg semi-sweet chocolate chips
2 (12 ounce) pkgs butterscotch chips
2 cups of salted peanuts with no skin
Melt the chocolate/butterscotch in a microwave safe bowl at 50% power for 30 seconds at a time until completely melted. You can also melt on the stovetop in a double boiler if you prefer.
Add peanuts to the melted chips and stir until all the peanuts are coated.
Drop by tablespoonfuls onto parchment paper and let cool until they harden up ~ they are not rock hard but firm and are soft to bite into.
Store in an airtight container at room temperature.
Makes about 3 dozen clusters.