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Chocolate Peanut Clusters in a square ceramic bowl.

Peanut Clusters Recipe


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  • Author: Glenda Embree
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 48 peanut clusters 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Description

These easy, three-ingredient chocolate peanut clusters are a quick option for snacking, homemade gifting and for a last minute throw-together for holiday gatherings.  They’re sweet and salty, crunchy and chocolatey perfection.


Ingredients

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  • 24 oz. pkg. Chocolate Almond Bark
  • 12 oz. bag Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
  • 16 oz. Dry Roasted Peanuts, salted

Instructions

  1. Add the chocolate almond bark and semi-sweet chocolate chips to a microwave-safe bowl.
  2. Microwave on 50% power until all the chocolate is completely melted and you can stir it together easily and it is creamy & homogeneous. How long to heat them will depend on the wattage of your personal microwave. I heated mine at half power, in intervals of 1 1/2 minutes at a time, for a total of 4 1/2 minutes. Stir in between each interval and determine if more heating will be needed. The chips will melt before the almond bark. Just keep going until it’s easy to stir together.
  3. Add the peanuts to your melted chocolate and stir until all the nuts are coated.
  4. Use a spoon to drop dollops of the chocolate/peanut mixture onto parchment paper, waxed paper or a silicone baking mat. The size you decide to make them will determine the quantity you get. I usually get about 4 dozen peanut clusters from this recipe.
  5. Allow the peanut clusters to cool completely and set up solidly before moving them to any container.

Notes

Store your peanut clusters in an airtight container with a sheet of parchment or wax paper between the layers.  Keep the container in a cool, dry place for up to two weeks! Yup. This peanut cluster recipe is a fantastic make-ahead gift and dessert option.

These yummy peanut clusters can also be frozen for a quick and easy solution to chocolate cravings in the future. Be sure they are completely cooled and solidly set before tossing them into a ziptop freezer bag or freezer container.  They’ll keep in your freezer for about 2 months.

If you don’t want to eat the chocolate peanut clusters from frozen, thaw them in the fridge to help prevent condensation from forming on the outside.

  • Prep Time: 15 min
  • Cook Time: 5 min
  • Category: Dessert, Candy, Snack
  • Method: Microwave
  • Cuisine: American