These butterscotch flavor clusters combine sweet and salty in a treat that's ideal for making up to a week ahead of serving.
Combine pretzels, marshmallows, and cashews or peanuts in a large mixing bowl; set aside. Combine sugar, half-and-half or light cream, and butter or margarine in a heavy saucepan. Bring to boiling over medium heat, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Add butterscotch pieces. Let stand 1 minute to soften pieces. Stir until combined. Let stand 5 minutes.
Pour butterscotch mixture over pretzel mixture; stir to coat. Drop by rounded teaspoons onto baking sheets lined with parchment or waxed paper. Chill until firm. Store in a tightly covered container in the refrigerator. Makes about 30 pieces.
Prepare candy and store in a tightly covered container in the refrigerator up to 1 week.