Chocolate peanut clusters are easy to make in the slow cooker and perfect for holiday treats! Great for parties, neighbor gifts or just snacking!
Chocolate peanut clusters are an amazing any-time treat, but you may see them rise in popularity around the winter months as they are often gifted out around Christmas to friends and family.
Adding a few homemade peanut clusters to your next holiday cookie exchange or boxing them up and giving as a gift can really help to brighten someone’s day. But, it’s okay if you don’t want to give these clusters as gifts. Hoarding them for yourself to enjoy after putting the kids in bed, it totally acceptable!
Making your own crockpot peanut clusters is exactly as easy as it sounds. Not only that, but it only takes 5 ingredients! 3 of which are different types of chocolate, perfect for any chocolate lover. 😉
How to make these easy peanut clusters
- Place all of your ingredients inside of your slow cooker and set it to low.
- You’ll have them in there for about 2 hours but will want to come back and stir every 30 minutes (or 45 minutes) just to help make sure that all of the chocolate is melting as it should.
- Once everything has melted together, use a spoon and scoop it out into piles on a sheet pan and let it stay there until it’s firmed up.
Tips for Making Crock Pot Chocolate Peanut Clusters
- You can line the sheet pan with a piece of parchment or wax paper to keep your mess minimal.
- You can also speed up the cooling and solidifying process by placing the sheet pan in the freezer or the refrigerator.
How long can you keep peanut clusters?
If you store your chocolate peanut clusters in an airtight container at room temperature, you can find that they will last up to 2-3 weeks. Just make sure that you store them somewhere nice and cool as the warmer it gets, the more you risk the chocolate melting.
If you want to store them longer, the fridge is another option. Keeping them in an airtight container within the fridge will keep the chocolate solid and can help you to get them to last about 1 month.
Can I freeze chocolate covered peanuts?
For an even longer-term storage solution, you can choose to freeze your chocolate peanut clusters. Just make sure that they are completely solid before placing into a bag otherwise you risk them forming together to create an even larger peanut cluster than you bargained for.
If you choose to thaw your peanut clusters for consumption, make sure to do so inside your fridge for a few hours. This will keep you from having any condensation form on your chocolate. Note: there’s nothing wrong with the condensation, so this step is completely optional, we all know how hard it is to wait for chocolate.
Crockpot Peanut Clusters
- 32 ounces cocktail peanuts
- 1 pound white chocolate bark
- 21 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 9 ounces milk chocolate
- 2 tablespoons oil coconut or vegetable
- 1 teaspoon salt optional
- Place all ingredients into the slow cooker.
- Cook on low, stirring about every 30-45 minutes or until totally melted and combined.
- Once melted, spoon tablespoonfuls onto a sheet pan and sprinkle tops with coarse salt, if desired.
- Let set until firm. You can do this in the refrigerator or freezer to speed it up.
Looking for more holiday recipes and ideas?
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- Snickerdoodles Cookie Recipe
- Homemade Brownies
- Chocolate Crinkle Cookies
- Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Holiday Gift Baskets
- Christmas Punch
- Best Pumpkin Pie Recipe
- French Cookies (Sablés)
- White Chocolate Christmas Bark
- White Chocolate Chip Cookies
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- Chocolate Fudge Recipe
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