Saturday, December 11, 2010


This is the easiest candy I have ever made and better yet, my picky Hubby gives it two thumbs up!! It is fast to make in the microwave and is pretty enough for Christmas gift giving.

NOTE: Don't be tempted to use all one kind of chocolate. For some (unknown to me) reason, the blend of white chocolate, semi-sweet and milk chocolate produces the BEST chocolate taste EVER!!
12 ounce bag of good quality white chocolate chips
12 ounce bag of good quality semi-sweet chocolate chips
12 ounce bag of good quality milk chocolate chips
3 cups of your favorite whole nuts (see note)
Put the chocolate chips in a large, microwave safe glass bowl and microwave for two minutes at 60% power (imperative that you stir every 30 seconds). My microwave took about 2 minutes and 10 seconds.
Stir until all of the chocolate is smooth, then stir in 3 cups of your favorite whole nuts. I ended up adding five cups of whole mixed nuts and I'm fairly certain I could have added one more cup. This makes a LOT of candy!!
The recipe calls for spooning candies onto waxed paper, but I spooned mine into mini-cupcake size paper liners. Put them in the fridge to "set" for about 15 minutes and they are ready to serve.
NOTE: The candy will only be as good as the chocolate you use. I used Ghirardelli chocolate chips. (Note: You do not taste the white chocolate when they are all melted together (I don't like white chocolate), but the blend of the 3 chocolates is delicious.
NOTE: I used a mixture of whole roasted nuts (cashews, almonds, peanuts, pecans, Brazil nuts and hazelnuts...delicious.


Mary said...

Great recipe so quick and easy.

Annie Jones said...

I've been seeing a similar recipe all over the net, but with almond bark, German's chocolate and semi-sweet chocolate. Yesterday I decided to make some and did EXACTLY what you did with the white, milk and semi-sweet chocolate chips and it worked beautifully! I used 3 cups of dry roasted peanuts, but I think the mixed nuts would be delicious. I also warmed mine in a crockpot (without the lid), which worked great as well.

And like you, I don't like white chocolate, but it does add something to the blend.

Peggy Clyde. said...

Chocolate and nuts, what could be better. That's a good idea to put them in mini cupcake papers. Thanks.

Holly said...

Perfect for the busy days-soo easy!

teresa said...

wonderful idea, it looks so tasty!

Cheese with Noodles said...

I did basically this same thing last year but using almond bark and I made several varieties to give to my husband's coworkers. They were okay but would have been a lot better with real chocolate. This year I am going to try it your way with the chocolate blend, yummmmmy!