Nutty Caramel Clusters
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 semi-sweet chocolate chips
2 tsp shortening
In a microwave safe dish, combine the caramels, butter and milk. Microwave on high, uncovered, for 1 1/2 to 2 minutes or until cramels are melted, stirring once. Stir in the almonds, peanuts and pecans. Drop by tablespoonful onto waxed paper-lined baking sheets.
In a microwave safe bowl, melt chocolate chips and shorteding; stir until blended. Spoon over clusters. Refrigerate until set. Store in the refrigerator. Yield: 1 1/2 dozen.