Today was National Chocolate-Covered Cashews Day – so I went in search of a recipe – and came across this one for Clodhoppers (which I have never had the pleasure of tasting).
I thought I would give this a try – by using the ingredients in my cupboard.
Clodhoppers Inspired Cashew Clusters
2 Belvita Cookie packs
1 cup salted cashew pieces
11-12 oz bag semi-sweet chocolate chips
2 tsp. Crisco
Prepare a baking sheet or other flat surface with a large piece of parchment paper.
Smash up or use a food processor to coarsely chop up the Belvita Cookies. Put cookie bits in a large bowl. Add cashews, stir lightly to distribute.
In a microwave safe bowl, melt chocolate chips – 45 second increments, stirring in between each. Or – as I do – simmer a pan of water and place a heat proof bowl on the top. Add chocolate chips and Crisco and stir until melted and smooth.
When chocolate is melted, pour over cookies/cashew mixture, stir well to coat everything. Turn mixture out onto parchment paper, spreading mixture out to form bite sized chunks.
Let harden and enjoy!