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close up shot of Chocolate Peanut Clusters stacked on top of each other

Chocolate Peanut Clusters

Chocolate Peanut Clusters are the perfect sweet and salty combination with crunchy peanuts and rich chocolate. These yummy candy clusters are simple to make and eat.
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Freeze Time 5 mins
Total Time 1 hr 25 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 40

Ingredients
  

  • 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

Instructions
 

  • 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 so 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.

Notes

  • 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.
  • Watch the ingredients in the crockpot and keep the setting on low so that the melted chocolate doesn’t scorch.
  • If giving for a holiday gift, you could also place each cluster into a cupcake paper once they are set.