Cockroach Clusters (White Chocolate Walnut Clusters) Recipe

Cockroach Clusters (White Chocolate Walnut Clusters) Recipe
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Clusters
Coryanne Ettiene

Clusters

These bite-sized candies are perfect to serve for dessert or along with an after-dinner cup of coffee. They also make for a great hostess gift.

Ingredients

  • 1 bag of white chocolate chips

  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter

  • 1 tablespoon honey

  • 1 cup chopped walnuts

Directions

Fill a saucepan halfway with water and bring to a rolling boil, then cover with a glass-mixing bowl. Once in place, add the white chocolate, butter, and honey and stir until melted. Remove from heat. 

Place a small mound of walnuts equally spaced apart onto a sheet of parchment or wax paper. Spoon the melted chocolate over the walnuts. Once finished, place the clusters in the refrigerator for an hour to set before serving.

Chocolate Shopping Tip

There are so many varieties of chocolate on the shelves today it can be overwhelming to pick one – as a general rule of thumb, the fewer the ingredients, the better the chocolate.

Chocolate Cooking Tip

When melting chocolate, use a double boiler and stir occasionally to avoid scorching chocolate at the bottom of the bowl.

Chocolate Wine Pairing

Sweet chenin blanc, muscat, or amontillado sherry with nut-based desserts; sauternes or sweet German wines with pound cake, cheesecake, and other mildly sweet desserts; sweet chenin blanc or muscat or Alsatian vendange tardive (late harvest) wines with sweeter desserts; sweet chenin blanc or muscat or Alsatian vendange tardive (late harvest) wines, port, madeira, late-harvest zinfandel, or cabernet sauvignon or cabernet franc with chocolate desserts.