Slow Cooker Chocolate Covered Peanuts
It’s Amanda from Domestically Creative and this month I am back with a new and EASY recipe! This is my grandmother’s favorite candy recipe for the holidays, but you can make and enjoy it any time of year. These chocolate covered peanut clusters can be made in a slow cooker, in the microwave, or on a stovetop. I even love to switch it up and make a batch with mixed nuts, or almonds. Here’s a tip: Add a pinch of course sea salt on top while the chocolate is hardening!
I hope your family enjoys these chocolate peanut clusters as much as we do. Check out the easy 4 ingredient recipe below!
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- 1 bag Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips (Nestle Morsels works best)
- 1 bag White Chocolate Chips (Nestle Morsels works best)
- 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
- 16oz can of lightly salted peanuts
Slow Cooker Chocolate Covered Peanuts Instructions:
- Place both bags of chocolate chips, and 1/2 cup of creamy peanut butter in the pot of a slow cooker ( I used my Instant Pot on slow cook mode ).
- Cook on low for 2-3 hours until the chocolate chips have melted.
- Stir in peanuts and make sure they are completely coated in chocolate.
- Place a large sheet of parchment paper or wax paper on the counter or on a tray.
- Scoop the chocolate-covered peanuts out of the slow cooker using the wooden spoon. Place spoonfuls onto the parchment paper.
- Let the chocolate covered peanut clusters cool and harden.
- Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 weeks.
How to Chocolate Covered Peanuts in the Microwave
Place chocolate and peanut butter in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at 30-second intervals stirring between each one, until all of the chocolate has melted. Stir in peanuts and follow steps 4-7 above.
How to Chocolate Covered Peanuts on the Stovetop
Place chocolate and peanut butter in a saucepan. Fill a second, larger saucepan with water, and place the first saucepan inside (creating a double boiler). Turn the heat up to medium-high, and let the chocolate melt. Keep stirring so it doesn’t burn or stick to the bottom of the pan. When the chocolate has melted, remove from heat and stir in peanuts. Follow steps 4-7 above.
What other types of candies and goodies does your family love to enjoy for the holidays? If you like this recipe, you may want to check out these Dark Chocolate Peppermint Cookie Bars too.
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I’m Amanda, and I am the creator and voice behind the food and DIY blog, Domestically Creative. What started as a place to share updates with friends and family after we moved from Illinois to Tennessee and then to Texas, turned into a passion for finding creative and frugal ways to feed us and decorate our homes.
I have always had the “make it myself” attitude and I’m not afraid to bust out the power tools or get creative when it comes to decorating our home on a budget. You can usually find me scouring the local thrift stores, garage sales and estate sales looking for my next makeover (like this litter box cabinet), or dreaming up ways to make our new house feel more like home. My most recent project was giving my home office a much-needed facelift. Some of the plans included creating a fun inspirational accent wall and adding pegboard to store my craft hoards.
I currently call Missouri home, where I live with my husband, dog, and 2 cats in a pretty dull, late 90’s split level. My husband and I both love to travel the U.S and recently purchased a small travel trailer to tag along in our journeys. In our free time together we can usually be found working together on a home project, exploring a new place, or just lounging with our pup, Delilah.
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