From Here to There Almond Clusters

With the holidays officially kicked off I am sharing some favorite recipes, decorations, and family traditions of other bloggers as well as some of my favorites! Mine will be scattered throughout the month of December and guest posts will be every Friday until after Christmas! I hope you enjoy this series as much as I have enjoyed working with these wonderful ladies who will be guest posting for me!

I’m starting off my Holiday series this year with a guest post from Heather! She blogs over at From Here to There! Heather is sharing a recipe for Almond Clusters! While I was reading her post before publishing it I realized I have made these before, but with peanuts instead of almonds! Thanks for sharing your recipe with us Heather! Have a great holiday season! =)

Hey y’all, this Heather and I blog at From Here to There where I talk about life, running, recipes, DIY, and more!  I’m a 24 year old who loves Mississippi, reeses, Harry Potter, and many many other things.  I’m excited to be here today to share a really great and easy recipe that can easily be converted into a simple gift for those people in our life that we don’t necessarily buy a gift for, but want to spread some cheer to. {i.e. Postmen, Co-workers, Children’s school mates, and more!} Today, I want to share a recipe I got from Good Housekeeping magazine and what I’ve done with it!  I started this two years ago and thought it was such a great idea to keep it going year after year!
What you need:
8 oz. semisweet chocolate
1 1/2 cups roasted, salted almonds (8 1/4 oz)
1. On a large cookie sheet, arrange 48 paper or foil mini-muffin or candy cups in a single layer.
2. In large microwave-safe bowl, microwave half o the chocolate on high for 20 seconds.  Stir and repeat until chocolate just melts, about 1 minute and 20 seconds total.  Stir in remaining chocolate until melted.  Let cool for 3 MINUTES (For a shiny finish!).
3. Stir in almonds until evenly coated.  With measuring teaspoon, drop 1 spoonful of mixture into mini-muffin cup.  Repeat with remaining mixture and cups.
4. Refrigerate at least 20 minutes or until set.  Chocolate clusters can be refrigerated in an airtight container up to one month.
I used Nestle semisweet chocolate morsels and blue diamond almonds!
This is the almonds and chocolate mixed together, just take a spoonful into each little mini-muffin cup
My awesome clusters in the fridge, getting chilled!
What I did, was make the chocolate almond clusters and put 3 in a cute little bag.  I then used my amazing Erin Condren gift labels (Does anyone else have millions of these from their planners and haven’t been able to go through them all? WELL, I did, so this was a super great way to use them up!) and I write a little Christmas note to pass out with it!
My little bags with my EC Gift Labels, ready to go! 
There’s my finished little project!
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