Chocolate Peanut Clusters (altered version):
1 c. chocolate chips
10-12 Kraft caramels
1 T. solid vegetable shortening
1 c. milk
Melt the chocolate chips over med-low heat along with the shortening. Stirring often, add the caramels. They will take a few minutes to melt. Stir in the milk. When well blended, take off heat, add peanuts. Drop by tablespoonfuls onto wax paper.
*One note: I do NOT like using shortening. I have terrible nightmares about what it's doing to our insides. I will have to experiment with other recipes and oils. Thankfully, I don't make this kind of thing much.