Crockpot Chocolate Peanut Clusters (FCL 17 June 2022)
When it comes to cooking, Mike loves simplicity and deliciousness all rolled into one and he’s found something even he couldn’t mess up and you have to try!
Get 3 of your favorite bags of chocolates! I chose dark chocolate, sweet chocolate, and chocolate chunks from Reese’s and mixed in half a jar of peanuts to give it a nice crunch. I wanted more chocolate than nuts and if you want more crunch add more peanuts. If you have an allergy, use pretzels instead and of course omit the Reese’s Pieces and add white chocolate or chocolate of your choice instead.
The main thing is to let the chocolate melt in the LOW slow cooker and stir it occasionally! The key is not to overcook, which means no more than an hour to cook, then dip your spoon in it and let it cool on parchment paper. THAT’S IT!!! ENJOY!! Let me know what you think. You can reach me at [email protected] or on First Coast Living’s Facebook…..oh, and don’t forget your cooking spray ahead of time to make cleanup a breeze.
Crock Pot Chocolate Peanut Clusters
- 2 lb dark white chocolate (white almond bark or candy coating)
- 4 oz sweet baking chocolate (like German from Baker’s)
- 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 16 oz salted dry roasted peanuts
- 8 oz unsalted dry roasted peanuts
- 8 oz cocktail peanuts
Line your kitchen counter with parchment paper, or 3 baking sheets with parchment paper (this recipe does a lot!).
In a 5-quart or larger slow cooker, add the white chocolate fudge, sweet baking chocolate and semi-sweet chocolate chips. Put the lid on and set on LOW for 1-2 hours, stirring occasionally (you’ll want to check it to make sure it’s not burning).
When the chocolates are all soft and sufficiently melted, stir to combine.
Add all the nuts to the slow cooker and mix well. Put the lid on and heat up or turn off the slow cooker (but leave the slow cooker in the case to keep warm).
Use an ice cream scoop or a tablespoon, depending on the size you want your peanut clusters, to form small mounds on the parchment paper. After using all the mixture, rinse your jar with hot water.
The candies will take about an hour to really harden. When caught, transfer them to an airtight container. These keep well for about a week and are wonderful to give as gifts!