It’s not too late to make an edible gift to distribute at the office or give away to friends and family. This recipe for chocolate peanut clusters is very simple. It takes 5 minutes to prepare because you dump every ingredient into a crockpot. Three hours later, you’ll spend about 30 minutes spooning the chocolate peanut clusters into individual paper candy cups. You’ll have more than enough treats to share with everyone on your list.
Recipe for Crockpot Chocolate Peanut Clusters
A Trisha Yearwood Recipe
- 2 pounds salted dry-roasted peanuts
- 4 ounces German’s sweet chocolate (about 4 squares)
- One 12-ounce package semisweet chocolate chips (about 2 cups)
- 2 1/2 pounds white almond bark (Note: Almond bark comes in 1 pound packages. I did not purchase an extra package to get the additional 1/2 pound. My treats turned out perfect.)
Put the peanuts in the bottom of a 4-quart slow cooker/crockpot. Layer the chocolate over the peanuts, beginning with the sweet chocolate, followed by the chocolate chips, and then add the almond bark. Set the temperature on low and cook for 3 hours. Do not stir the mixture.
After 3 hours, stir the mixture with a wooden spoon until smooth. Drop the candy into paper cups. Allow the candy to cool completely. (Note: I found small paper cups at Market Street. I’m sure every grocery has them. Each cup holds about 1 heaping tablespoon of chocolate candy.
Recipe adapted from Home Cooking with Trisha Yearwood (c) Clarkson Potter 2010