I don't know where she found the recipe--if there actually is a recipe. These are so easy to make that you really don't need a recipe.
No candy thermometers, baking, or proofing required.
No complicated equipment or techniques. No hours in the kitchen.
In fact, this should be called Candy-Making for Dummies because it's so easy and fast to make these delicious little chunks of goodness.
1 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 cup of butterscotch chips
1 cup of other chips -- Choose according to your taste: milk chocolate, white chocolate, dark chocolate, or peanut butter. Or put in another cup of the semi-sweets.
Nuts of your choice. I always use pecans but peanuts, almonds, etc. work well.
Pretzel sticks broken in pieces.
Raisins, dried cranberries, etc.
In a microwave safe bowl, combine all chips. You'll melt these in your microwave. Since microwaves vary, start with 1 minute. Remove bowl and stir. If not melted completely, do it for another 15 seconds. Remove, stir. Repeat process. Don't microwave longer than 15 seconds at a time because chocolate heats up fast and can scorch.
When melted, stir till smooth. At this point, divide the melted chocolate if you plan on mixing in different ingredients--nuts in one batch, pretzels in the other, etc.
Combine the mix-ins then drop by a teaspoon onto parchment paper. Let cool. If your kitchen is fairly cool, these will set up quickly. If not, move to fridge to chill completely.
To give as a gift, place a paper lace doily in a holiday tin and fill with candies.
These candies are delicious and very addicted so watch yourself! *g*