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Dec 09

Crock Pot Peanut Clusters

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Yes, ladies and gents, it’s that time of the year…time to rekindle those favorite family traditions the ones you remember from when your kids were younger.  No, I am not talking about tree decorating, ice skating and drinking hot chocolate in front of a fireplace, although that’s fun too!  I’m talking about eating foods that you know you shouldn’t and blaming it on the holidays!

The first week of December when the boys were younger, we would spend hours in the kitchen baking cookies, brownies and making Gingerbread Houses, but our my all time favorite sweet treat was Crock Pot Peanut Clusters.

Malik, our youngest is away at college and Tayair who is working no longer have an interest in spending time in the kitchen baking, so it’s just me and the Crock Pot.

You may remember when I first posted this recipe on my blog, I had made a few batches of  these Slow Cooked Peanut Clusters to give to the nurses at the Helen Graham Cancer Center when hubby was undergoing chemo.

Crock Pot Peanut Clusters make great gifts

Crock Pot Peanut Clusters make great gifts

Very simple to make with just a few ingredients, these Crock Pot Peanut Clusters make great gifts for anyone on your “Secret Santa” list, a co-worker, teacher or the next door neighbor.

Ingredients – Yields 2 dozen

16 oz  Jar Unsalted Dry Roasted Peanuts

11.5 oz package of Milk Chocolate Chips

Cooking Spray

Crock Pot Peanut Cluster ingredients

Peanuts and Chocolate Chips

Instructions

Crock Pot Peanut Clusters are an easy breezy treat for anytime of the year but because it takes less than 2 hours to make you can get some holiday decorations done while they slow cook.

For easier cleanup, first coat the inside of the Crock Pot with a Butter Cooking Spray.

easy cleanup with cooking spray

 

Pour in half the jar of peanuts followed by half a bag of chocolate chips.

Pour in the remaining peanuts and chips

Cover and cook on low for 1 hour, however, depending on the style Crock Pot you may need to add more time but check it after the first hour to ensure the chocolate is not burning.

Pour in peanuts and chocolate chips

 

Once the chocolate has softened, use a wooden spoon to stir, thoroughly mixing in the peanuts.

mix peanuts and chocolate

Use a large spoon or an Ice Cream scoop to dollop out medium size clusters onto a non-stick baking sheet or a platter covered with Parchment Paper.

use non-stick pan

Put Peanut Clusters into the refrigerator for an hour allowing them to to harden.

chill peanut clusters in in refrigerator

Remove and package in a resealable bags or containers to be given as gifts or as tasty treats for the family.

Crock Pot Peanut Clusters

 

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  1. Haralee

    I love this, using the crock pot for something sweet. I imagine you could use any nut. My answer to your question is what don’t I like about Holiday treats, not much!

    1. DelBlogger

      Yes, you can use any type of nut, peanuts of course are less expensive than most. Happy Holidays Haralee!

  2. Got2bGina

    What a wonderful idea to give the Peanut Clusters as gifts. I hope I will be able to handle the temptation of the aroma of chocolate.

    1. DelBlogger

      Once the chocolate starts heating up, it become irresistible to not take a taste test.

  3. LeisaHammett

    OMG. What a great easy-peasy idea! Thank you! Pinned and shared on FB!

    1. DelBlogger

      Thank you, I know you will like it.

  4. Erika Bonaldo

    I never knew you could use a Crockpot for something like this, nor did I know you could use cooking spray in one! Thanks for the recipe! #ProductReviewParty

    1. DelBlogger

      Yes, I always use a butter or olive oil cooking spray. Some people prefer the liner bags, but I don’t want my food slow cooked in plastic. Have a wonderful week Erika.

  5. voulaah

    That’s so yummy, thank you so much for sharing recipe
    Have a very nice day
    Kisses

    1. DelBlogger

      You are quite welcome my dear!

  6. Madam too Much

    Such a smart idea and easy enough for folks like me. Thanks Sis.

    1. DelBlogger

      Good sis, hope you make plenty for the holidays!

  7. Louida (@MissLouMae)

    So yummy! I recently donated my crockpot to Goodwill because it was too small. Soon, I’ll get another one.

    #ProductReviewParty

  8. staciesayzso

    I love how easy this looks to make! All I need is a small crockpot now.

    1. DelBlogger

      Yes, I picked up more peanuts and chips today – they are my holiday favorites.

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