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Slow Cooker Butterscotch Nut Clusters

Slow Cooker Butterscotch Nut Clusters

Salty and sweet candy-covered nuts are always a holiday favorite and these Slow Cooker Butterscotch Nut Clusters are no exception. With just 3 ingredients, these no-bake treats are perfect for snacking or gift giving!

Slow Cooker Butterscotch Nut Clusters

Who doesn’t love candy or chocolate-covered peanuts? Or any type of sweetly covered nut for that matter? If this is you and you’re totally ready to munch on the easiest ever nutty sweet treat available, keep this recipe handy. You need one kitchen appliance (a slow cooker) and 3 simple ingredients. You could even get away with just 2 ingredients, which I’ll explain in a minute.

Slow Cooker Butterscotch Nut Clusters

You need absolutely no cooking skills to make these awesome nut clusters. This is good news during a busy holiday season when there never seems to be enough time to cook and bake all those goodies! This will be your go-to recipe when you need to whip up something but don’t have the time to devote to a hands-on recipe.

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How to make these nut clusters

For this recipe, you’ll need two varieties of nuts: peanuts and pecans. You’ll also need a bag of butterscotch chips. You’ll just dump these three ingredients into a slow cooker, stir, and let the butterscotch chips slowly melt over about 90 minutes. Stir once or twice to make sure all the nuts are getting equally covered, and that’s it!

Using a small cookie scoop, you’ll just scoop them out onto parchment paper and let them set. What could be easier?

Slow Cooker Butterscotch Nut Clusters

Can I substitute different nuts?

Yes, certainly. In fact, if you don’t like the combo of peanuts and pecans, just use one or the other, which would turn this into a 2-ingredient recipe. Awesome!

Or if you have a peanut allergy, substitute for a nut that works for you.

Slow Cooker Butterscotch Nut Clusters

Chocolate and flavor options

You can substitute the butterscotch chips for chocolate chips, white chocolate chips, cinnamon, or caramel flavored chips. You can also use refined sugar-free chips that are a bit more healthy if you’re trying to watch your sugar intake. Have fun experimenting!

How to store nut clusters

These are best kept in the fridge, tightly covered, so they don’t melt when sitting out on the countertop overnight. They’re fine on a cookie tray when serving for a party, but any leftovers should go back in the fridge. They’ll keep there for up to a week.

Slow Cooker Butterscotch Nut Clusters Process

Gift-giving options

These Slow Cooker Butterscotch Nut Clusters make wonderful holiday gifts for friends, co-workers, neighbors, and family. Prepare as directed and when fully set and cooled, set them in gift boxes or pretty tins. You can also stack them, with parchment paper between each cluster, and wrap them in clear cellophane and tie them securely with a festive ribbon. Easy, delicious, and appreciated by all who receive this delicious gift!

Slow Cooker Butterscotch Nut Clusters

Ingredients

2 (11 ounces) bags of butterscotch chips

1 ½ cups dry roasted salted peanuts

1 ½ cups pecan halves

Directions

  1. Combine all the ingredients in your slow cooker.

  2. Cook on low for 1 ½ hour, stirring once or twice to combine.

  3. When all the chips are melted using a small cookie scoop spoon onto parchment paper.

  4. Let set up until firm. Serve!

These are the easiest holiday treats you’ll make this season, guaranteed! But don’t just limit yourself to the holidays for these irresistible Slow Cooker Butterscotch Nut Clusters! They’re just as welcome and delicious during summer entertaining as they are for Christmas festivities. Sweet, nutty, and buttery candy clusters are always in season!

Slow Cooker Butterscotch Nut Clusters

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Slow Cooker Butterscotch Nut Clusters
Yield: 40 servings

Slow Cooker Butterscotch Nut Clusters

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 40 minutes
Slow Cooker Butterscotch Nut Clusters

Salty and sweet candy-covered nuts are always a holiday favorite and these Slow Cooker Butterscotch Nut Clusters are no exception. With just 3 ingredients, these no-bake treats are perfect for snacking or gift giving!

Ingredients

  • 2 (11 ounces) bags of butterscotch chips
  • 1 ½ cups dry roasted salted peanuts
  • 1 ½ cups pecan halves

Instructions

  1. Combine all the ingredients in your slow cooker.
  2. Cook on low for 1 ½ hour, stirring once or twice to combine.
  3. When all the chips are melted using a small cookie scoop spoon onto parchment paper.
  4. Let set up until firm.
  5. Serve!

Nutrition Information

Yield

40

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 82Total Fat 7gSaturated Fat 2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 5gCholesterol 0mgSodium 26mgCarbohydrates 5gFiber 1gSugar 3gProtein 2g

 

Slow Cooker Butterscotch Nut Clusters

 

Butterscotch Nut Clusters

Slow Cooker Butterscotch Nut Clusters Salty and sweet candy-covered nuts are always a holiday favorite and these Slow Cooker Butterscotch Nut Clusters are no exception. With just 3 ingredients, these no-bake treats are perfect for snacking or gift giving! via @Mooreorlesscook

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