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I have been making these easy three ingredient dark chocolate peanut clusters for so many years now! They look fancy, but are probably the easiest treat you can make at home.
Most years, I will make these for Christmas to add to food gifts or just for our family get together.
Making them with dark chocolate is exceptionally delicious if you use a sweet nut of some kind, like these honey roasted peanuts I used.
Since New Year’s Eve is only a few days away, I wanted to share this quick recipe with you for some inspiration! I shared all these treats on snapchat and had some people ask me for the recipe, so I decided to do a post for you.
Can you believe 2017 is in a few days??
I didn’t plan on doing a post for these, so I didn’t take too many photos, just the ones from our Christmas celebration!
But, these are so delicious and easy, you don’t need many pictures to make these…they are just so easy!
Pin This for the Dark Chocolate Peanut Clusters Recipe
- 1 bag dark chocolate melting wafers or chocolate almond bark
- 16 oz can of honey roasted peanuts
- Dried fruit and seed mix
- Optional: Other toppings
- Melt the chocolate in a glass bowl in the microwave. Stir after 30 seconds each time, will take 2-3 minutes total.
- Pour the peanuts inside the jar and stir around. You want all the peanuts to be coated and not too crowded.
- Spoon large tablespoons full of this mixture and drop onto wax paper forming clusters.
- Allow to sit for a few minutes.
- Sprinkle the dried fruit/see mixture on top. Feel free to add anything other toppings.
- Cool for a few hours or until hard.
Chemist Tips for Dark Chocolate Peanut Clusters
I highly recommend using melting chocolate like almond bark or these dark chocolate wafers. It’s already been formulated to melt easily, so it makes this recipe super quick to make.
If you use regular chocolate bars, you will need to melt it slowly over a double boiler to prevent chunky caking.
I love adding all types of toppings, but this fruit and seed mixture really added the perfect texture and flavor.
We have some fun new content planned for 2017 which we will be sharing starting on the 2nd. I am sad the holidays are coming to a close, but I really look forward to starting a brand new year with all our readers. 2016 has definitely been a year full of learning and growth for Chemistry Cachet, so I am excited to see what the coming year will bring too.
What are your plans for New Year’s Eve? Anything exciting?