While experimenting with various candy centers, some melted chocolate is occasionally left over. If there was enough left over to do so, peanuts were stirred into the leftover chocolate.
At the end of one particular chocolate-covered candy experiment, sunflower seed kernels were stirred into the left-over chocolate instead of peanuts — spur of the moment to see what the result would be.
They were dropped on a wax paper-lined plate and let dry.
Oh, my, the result was heavenly delicious.
I hadn't measured the amount of left-over chocolate nor the amount of kernels — there was some chocolate left and I poured some kernels in — so I had only a guesstimate about what the proportions were.
Therefore, I had the sweet job of doing some more experimenting to see what the best proportions were. Experimenting is good, not only to get something as close to perfection as possible, but also, and especially, when I have to taste the experiments.
There were several tries before an optimum chocolate-to-kernels proportion was discovered. It did, indeed, approached perfection.
Yes, I think you'll like it very much.
Chocolate Sunflower Seed Clusters Recipe
Here is the recipe.
Sometimes spur-of-the-moment experiments end up simply wonderful. This was one of those times.
An expanded writeup of this experiment is in Amish Candy Recipes (tentative title), a book planned for October release.