Truly these Chocolate Peanut Clusters can’t get any easier.
I make some with semi-sweet chocolate and some with white chocolate and when it’s all said and done, I’ve spent about 10 total minutes making amazing Christmas treats.
You don’t have to scoop these treats into muffin cups, but they sure do a lot to dress up the plate, don’t you think? (Read more ideas here for ways to serve festive food without using food coloring.)
The effort it takes to make these Chocolate Peanut Clusters involves pouring chocolate chips into a saucepan with peanuts, then stirring them both together until they melt. Two-ish minutes later your mission has been accomplished. Scoop the melty mixture into muffin-lined cups. Refrigerate. Serve or package up to give as gifts.
If only all of our Christmas preparations would be this easy!
Simple Chocolate Peanut Clusters
- 1 cup dry-roasted peanuts (unsalted)
- 2 cups chocolate chips (milk chocolate, semi-sweet, or white chocolate*)
- 1 shake of sea salt
- Pour peanuts and chocolate chips into a sauce pan.
- Cook and stir over low heat until chocolate has melted and coats the peanuts.
- Scoop coated peanuts into regular or mini-sized muffin paper liners.
- Allow the clusters to cool until set, about 20 minutes.
*I get my White Chocolate Chips from Olive Nation. They offer some with a little bit cleaner ingredients and I love their quality.
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If you’re into more time consuming treats (ha!), try these Truffles. I prefer simpler recipes, but of course the effort it worth the prize when you make truffles. They also make amazing Christmas gifts!
Also great for gift giving: Homemade Peppernuts. My grandma always made these at Christmastime!
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