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“I was about 9 years old riding with my mom in our old blue 70's Chevy station wagon when this recipie came on the radio. My mom, trying to keep her eyes on the road, reached for her purse and asked me to look for a pen and piece of paper and wright it down. Since then it's been my Christmas staple that everyone looks forward to. They're perfect for any holiday or any event and especially bake sales. They are sooo easy and you'll be jelously asked for the recipie. Be warned - they are addicting!!!!”
READY IN:
30mins
SERVES:
12
YIELD:
24-36 clusters or squares
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. The trick to these is to keep the heat low - that will make them soft and chewy. If the heat gets high they seem to come out more hardend but still mostly chewy. I've forgotton the vanilla at times and they still turn out tasting great. I have also used milk chocolate chips.
  2. Melt butter over low heat in a large pan or skillet.
  3. Add marshmellows, melting, stirring constantly, keeping heat on low.
  4. When melted add choc chips stirring until melted.
  5. Add vanilla, stirring, and then the peanuts, folding in and stirring until peanuts are covered (when chocolate mixture is sticking to most of the peanuts).
  6. Remove from heat and quickly drop by spoonfuls onto greased parchment paper or parchment lined and greased 9 x 13 pan (to cut into squares). NOTE: wax paper will not work, they will stick to it even when greased.
  7. Let cool on counter.
  8. Store in tightly covered containers (with parchment in between layers) or Ziploc baggies.
  9. Then repeat all above. (I usually have to make 3 batches!).

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