Chocolate peanut clusters are a delicious snack for in between and a nice gift for all those with a sweet tooth. They taste crunchy, nutty and chocolaty at the same time. Here I show you how to make chocolate peanut clusters yourself. It’s very easy and quick. A detailed chocolate peanut clusters recipe with exact quantities and step-by-step instructions can be found below.
You can also use homemade chocolate. But then it should be without any flavors if possible.
For my chocolate peanut clusters, just like for my chocolate pear cake, I used dark chocolate with 90% cocoa content. This makes them taste barely sweet.
If you’re more into pretty sweet snack, you can make it with milk chocolate or white chocolate.
Salted or unsalted peanuts
I made the chocolate peanut clusters with a mixture of salted and unsalted peanuts. A little salt enhances the flavor of the candy even more and makes it more interesting.
Alternatively, you can just use unsalted peanuts.
The only important thing is that peanuts are roasted. So they are especially aromatic and delicious.
You can also buy fresh peanuts** in shell, shell them yourself and roast them in a pan or in the oven. Depending on your taste, add a pinch of salt when melting the chocolate.
Use good quality dark chocolate with high cocoa content and low sugar for the recipe. Then you’ll get healthier snack than if you make it with milk chocolate.
If you want it to be even healthier, use dark chocolate that doesn’t contain granulated sugar but is sweetened with coconut blossom sugar.
Make chocolate peanut clusters instead of buying
Of course, you can buy the ready-made candy. After all, you can find it in many grocery stores. But making your own chocolate peanut clusters instead of buying them has many advantages.
You can make them according to your preferences by using your favorite chocolate. Whether you choose salted or unsalted nuts is also up to you.
Plus, you know what ingredients you’re using in the recipe. This way, you can avoid unhealthy flavors or aromas that are often found in supermarket candy.
Last but not least, it is very easy to make chocolate peanut clusters. In no time at all, you’ll have the delicious snack ready. So why not make them yourself?
Great way to recycle leftover nuts and chocolate
Especially after the Christmas season, you often have a lot of chocolate there that you don’t necessarily want to eat anymore. And after making cookies, sometimes you also have nuts left over.
The perfect way to use up both ingredients instead of throwing them away is to make chocolate peanut clusters yourself. That way, you get a delicious candy on top of that, guaranteed to be snacked on in a flash.
You can give the sweet snack as a gift for any occasion. Among other things, it makes a nice Christmas gift. But you can also surprise your family with it at Easter. Give the homemade sweets to your mom for Mother’s Day or to your favorite person for Valentine’s Day.
These chocolate peanut clusters are
possible with dark, milk and white chocolate,
healthy – with dark chocolate without granulated sugar,
perfect for snacking in between,
ideal as a gift,
easy and quick to make with two ingredients.
How to make chocolate peanut clusters: 2-ingredient recipe
For this recipe, which you can find below, you only need two ingredients. Those are – most definitely – peanuts and chocolate.
The recipe is also very simple. You’ll need about 10 minutes to make it. Then the candy just needs to dry, which takes about half an hour.
How to make chocolate peanut clusters: tips and tricks
You can use dark, milk or white chocolate for the recipe.
Depending on your taste, you can use salted, unsalted peanuts or a mixture of them. However, the nuts should be roasted.
Melt the chocolate slowly in a water bath.
Depending on the room temperature, the drying time may vary.
Have you made chocolate peanut clusters using this recipe? I look forward to hearing your results, your star rating, and your comment below here on how they turned out and tasted.
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Chocolate peanut clusters are a delicious snack for in between and a nice gift for all those with a sweet tooth. They taste crunchy, nutty and chocolaty at the same time. With this recipe you can make chocolate peanut clusters yourself. It's very easy and quick.