These peanut clusters are scrumptious, and you won't believe how easy they are to make. The ingredients (only four!) are combined in the slow cooker and cooked for about 2 hours. All you have to do is stir a few times and drop the finished candies onto the wax paper or parchment.
I used light chocolate candy melts for the milk chocolate, and that worked well (pictured). The recipe makes about 6 dozen, but it can be scaled down easily.
For an extra-special look or for gift-giving, drop the melted peanut clusters into mini foil cupcake liners.
- 1 1/2 pounds (24 ounces) white almond bark or white chocolate candy melts
- 6 to 8 ounces German's sweet chocolate or milk chocolate
- 1 large bag (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
- 16 ounces (about 3 1./2 to 4 cups) dry roasted peanuts
Combine the almond bark or white chocolate with the milk chocolate and chocolate chips in the slow cooker. Add the peanuts. Cover and cook on high for 15 minutes. Do not stir.
Turn the crock pot setting to low and stir every 15 minutes for about 1 1.2 to 2 hours longer or until all of the chocolate is thoroughly melted. Stir to blend.
Drop by teaspoon or small cookie scoop onto wax paper and let cool.
Store the chocolate peanut clusters in a cool place in a tightly covered container separated by sheets of wax paper.
Tips and Variations
- For gift-giving, drop the melted chocolate peanut clusters into mini cupcake or candy papers.
- Replace the peanuts with cashews.
- Add about 1 cup of dried raisins or cranberries to the candy about 15 minutes just before it's done.
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