These Chocolate Peanut Clusters are the easiest candy to make at home in your microwave. Made with 2 ingredients, these are simple and makes tasty a homemade treat for the Holidays or any time of the year.
Chocolate Peanut Clusters
Two ingredient recipes are always one of our favorites especially during the busy Holiday season. This candy is sure to become your new favorite treat for dessert like Chocolate Coconut Macaroons. It is simple, no-bake, not too sweet, crunchy, crispy, sweet with a hint of salt like this Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge.
This recipe is made without almond bark and there is no need to temper or use of crockpot. Although these are perfect for Christmas like this peppermint hot chocolate, we love to make them any time of the year to satisfy our sweet tooth.
Why You'll Love This Recipe?
- Simple and Easy - All you have to do is melt chocolate in the microwave and stir roasted nuts together. It can't get easier than that for a homemade recipe.
- Only 2 ingredients - 2 simple basic ingredients makes it super easy.
- Small Batch - This recipe makes just 12 candy making it easier to make and enjoy.
INGREDIENTS (Scroll to the bottom of the post for full recipe)
- Peanuts - Use roasted and unsalted peanuts.
- Chocolate - We recommend using a high quality chocolate like Ghiradelli.
- Use good quality chocolate - We recommend using good quality like Ghiradelli or Guittard.
- They are best stored in the fridge and served cold.
- Use different chocolate like dark, white or milk.
- Switch nuts and use roasted cashews or almonds instead.
- Use a combination of raisins along with nuts.
- Christmas - Sprinkle red and white sprinkles or crushed peppermint candy on top for a festive look.
- Valentines day - Top with red sprinkles or heart candy.
- Birthday - Sprinkle rainbow jimmies for a fun twist.
HOW TO MAKE (Scroll to the bottom of the post for full recipe)
- Melt - Microwave chocolate until 90 percent melted, remove from microwave and stir until it is fully melted.
- Mix - Add roasted peanuts and stir until thoroughly coated.
- Finish - Drop about a tablespoon measure into a parchment lined baking sheet and sprinkle coarse sea salt on top.
- Chill - Place pan in the fridge to set.
How To Store?
Keep them stored in the refrigerator (make sure that they are covered) for up to one week.
Refrigerate them for about a week in an air tight container.
Made using roasted peanuts and dark chocolate, these are a healthier treat than the store bought ones.
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Chocolate Peanut Clusters
- 4 ounces semi sweet chocolate use chocolate chips or baking bar
- ¾ cup dry roasted peanuts unsalted
- Sea salt for topping
- Place chocolate chips or chocolate bar (broken into small pieces) in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave for 40 to 60 seconds, or until chocolate is 90% melted. Remove from microwave and stir until full melted (this step helps to give a nice shine on the clusters).
- Add peanuts and stir until well combined.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and scoop about a tablespoon mounds on the parchment paper.
- Sprinkle coarse sea salt on top and place baking sheet in the refrigerator to set ( at least 4 hours).
- Refrigerate clusters in an air tight container until serving time.
Nutritional information is based on third party calculations, should be considered estimates and not be construed as a guarantee. Varying factors such as product types, brands purchased, produce, the way ingredients are processed and more change the nutritional information in any recipe.
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