Stovetop Chocolate Peanut Clusters
By Lizzie on January 2, 2018
Happy New Year, everyone!! Can you believe we are already into the month of January? This season has flown by and the time has really gotten away from me. All of the craziness of the holidays have put me way behind when it comes to my blog, so my New Year’s resolution is to make sure that doesn’t happen again 🙂 Do you have any special or funny New Year’s resolutions? This year I have decided to really focus on making this my best year yet in every way possible!! I am going to finally get past my post surgery issues, work hard on my blog, and get back to doing something I really love, which is meditating. I find that there are so many things that get in the way of feeling centered and calm, and mediation is a practice which I have come to adore and has helped me so much. Now, to make sure I do it each day!!
I have seen this crock pot recipe circulating all over the internet lately, and have read all of the comments regarding the problems with using a slow cooker to make them, so…I decided to recreate it using a really large pot and making them on the stove…Also, all of the recipes used almond bark, which I personally find really gross. Have you ever read the ingredients in almond bark? As you all know, I love to use the best ingredients in all of my recipes and hydrogenated oils are something I always avoid.
This recipe makes a ton of clusters and they are seriously addictive. I found myself craving them each day and sometimes substituting one for lunch, which I was totally ok with 🙂 They made the best gifts and the recipe makes so many too!! All of the ingredients in one pot, and 10 minutes on the stove and you have the most delicious homemade candy!! Treat yourself and your family to these yummy confections!!!
Look at all these yummy ingredients!
Place all of the ingredients in a large, heavy bottomed pot.
You will need to stir the ingredients constantly while they are on the stove.
I use a large ice cream scoop to make them the perfect size.
Line your baking sheets with parchment paper so they come off easily.
I wanted to eat them before they set up, but I waited until they were chilled first 🙂
They really do taste as delicious as they look, and make the best homemade gift!
What a perfect way to dress up a pretty plate, even if it’s not the holidays!
Stovetop Chocolate Peanut Clusters
Makes: 30-40 large clusters Prep time: 20 minutes Chill time: 30 minutes
16 ounces of unsalted peanuts
16 ounces salted cocktail peanuts
1, 11.5 ounce bag of semi sweet chocolate chips. ( I used Guittard )
1, 11.5 ounce bag of milk chocolate chips. ( I used Guittard)
2, 10 ounce bags peanut butter chips
1, 24 ounce bag of white chocolate chips
Line several baking sheets with parchment paper and grab a large ice cream scoop. Set aside.
Layer all of the ingredients in a large, heavy bottom pot.
Over a low heat, stir all of the ingredients constantly until the chocolate, peanut butter and white chocolate are melted. This took me about 10 minutes over a low, gas flame. It may take you a few minutes more on an electric stove. The key is to stir constantly and do not walk away from the pot. It takes some elbow grease to stir all of the ingredients up from the bottom and keep going for 10 minutes or until everything is combined and throughly melted.
Take the pot immediately off the stove.
With your large ice cream scoop, scoop the clusters onto your baking sheets. Place in the fridge for about 30 minutes until they are completely set.
Place in airtight plastic containers and store in the fridge for up to two weeks. You can also wrap them well and freeze them for several months.