What a great recipe! You will just love these white chocolate crunchy clusters. They are easy and so yummy. We served these at Annie's party - courtesy of my sweet friend, Donna. I have made these before during the holidays, and we just loved them. Annie is a huge fan of white chocolate, so I knew these would be a nice addition to our dessert open house. I highly recommend doubling this recipe as it only makes 3 dozen clusters and these will disappear quickly. The recipe says to store them at room temperature - we like them at room temperature but we also like them stored in the refrigerator!
Crunchy Vanilla Clusters (adapted from Southern Living)
1 ( 3 ounce) pkg ramen noodles
3/4 cup pecan pieces
1/2 cup sliced almonds
2 Tbsp butter, melted
1 ( 12 ounce) pkg white chocolate chips
Gently crush ramen noodles before open package. Open package and discard flavoring packet. Saute crushed noodles, pecans and almonds in butter in a large skillet over medium heat until toasted - avoid crushing noodles too find while sauteing. Pour noodle mixture into a large bowl to cool. Melt white chocolate according to package directions. ( I used the microwave) Pour melted chocolate over cooled noodle mixture, tossing gently to coat. Drop candy mixture by rounded tablespoonfuls onto wax paper; let stand until firm - about 45 minutes. Store in an airtight container at room temperature. Makes about 3 dozen (we also like ours cold - stored in fridge )