When I was little, I LOVED Cashew Clusters. Despite my search, I wasn’t able to find the original manufactor but two things I loved, the cashews and the malted candy. Anyway, I since I had a bunch of raw cashews, I decided to make them as part of my Christmas treats. The challenge was to find malt candy that wasn’t overly sweet but I find some that were tender enough to crush.
The second thing I had to do was learn how to properly temper the chocolate. Icelandic chocolate is very velvety but will also seize up if not melted properly. I turned to one of my favorite cooks, Ina Garten, who uses the microwave and while I’m not a big fan of using it, I have to admit, it worked perfectly.
SO, I hope you will enjoy making these and please, if you would prefer, use your favorite chocolate chips.