Chocolate Peanut Clusters
Rich chocolate and crunchy peanuts are always a winning pair. Make a batch of these chocolate peanut clusters for a gift or to serve at a party.
- 10 ounces semisweet or dark chocolate melting wafers
- 12 ounces white chocolate chips
- 12 ounces milk chocolate chips
- 1 cup creamy peanut butter
- 16 ounces dry roasted peanuts
Place all of the ingredients into a crockpot (you can use a crockpot liner if desired for easy cleanup).
Turn the crockpot on to the low setting for 1 hour.
After about 30 minutes, check on the ingredients - if they are looking glossy and beginning to melt, give everything a good stir.
Continue heating until the mixture is completely smooth (except for the peanuts), stirring occasionally.
When all ingredients are thoroughly combined, line two cookie sheets with parchment paper. Use a cookie scoop to make even scoops of the peanut mixture and place each scoop onto the parchment paper. Leave just enough room between each cluster that they don’t run into each other.
Place the full cookie sheet into the freezer for 5 minutes to chill and allow the peanut clusters to harden.
Lift chilled peanut clusters from the cookie sheets onto a serving tray.
PRO TIP: The oil in the peanut butter is important to help smooth and bond the chocolate mixture. So make sure that you don’t leave it out.
PRO TIP: Watch the ingredients in the crockpot and keep the setting on low so that the melted chocolate doesn’t scorch.
PRO TIP: If giving for a holiday gift, you could also place each cluster into a cupcake paper once they are set.
Sodium: 123mgCalcium: 36mgVitamin C: 1mgVitamin A: 22IUSugar: 13gFiber: 2gPotassium: 141mgCholesterol: 3mgCalories: 208kcalTrans Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 5gFat: 14gProtein: 5gCarbohydrates: 16gIron: 1mg