1. Heat semisweet chocolate pieces in a heavy medium saucepan over low heat, stirring constantly just until melted.
Stir in peanuts or walnuts. Spoon by rounded teaspoons onto a waxed-paper-lined baking sheet.
2. Heat vanilla-flavor candy coating in a heavy small saucepan over low heat, stirring constantly just until melted. Drizzle a small amount of candy coating atop each cluster, swirl gently with a tooth- pick to create a marbled effect.
3. Chill candy about 30 minutes or until firm. Store tightly covered in the refrigerator for up to 3 weeks.
Makes about 24 pieces.
Date: July 20, 2002