Very chocolatey-chocolate cockroach clusters that are a snap to make using your microwave and resemble real roaches.
12 ounces chocolate chips
1 teaspoon grated chocolate
1 cup raisins
2 cups thin pretzel sticks, broken into 1-inch pieces
Place chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on high (100 percent power) for 2 minutes. Stir.
Continue microwaving in 15-second increments until chocolate is almost completely melted.
Remove from microwave and stir grated chocolate into melted chocolate.
Stir in raisins and pretzels. Drop mixture by tablespoons onto waxed paper. Let stand until firm.
Recipe makes about 35 cockroach clusters.
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