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During this time of the year when the boys were younger we would spend hours in the kitchen baking cookies, brownies and Gingerbread Houses but our all time favorite sweet treat was Crock Pot Peanut Clusters.
Now that Malik, our youngest is away at college and Tayair is no longer interested I don’t spend a lot of time in the kitchen baking. However, this year, I will be making several batches of Slow Cooked Peanut Clusters but not just for hubby and myself but for some very special nurses at the Helen Graham Cancer Center. They have made these past few months a little bit more bearable during my husband’s chemo treatments.
While shopping at Walmart last weekend for the ingredients I also picked up a few packs of Rubbermaid TakeAlongs which are perfectly sized containers for gifting these sweet treats. The Mini Deep Square reusable container can hold 4-5 Peanut Clusters and the Quik Clik Seal™ lid is soft yet grips tightly so I can transport the clusters securely and the nurses can store and stack them neatly in the refrigerator at work or at home.
Ingredients – Yields 2 dozen
16 oz Jar Unsalted Dry Roasted Peanuts
11.5 oz package of Milk Chocolate Chips
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 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.
Once the chocolate has softened, stir it thoroughly to mix in the peanuts.
Use a 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.
Refrigerate for one hour to harden.
If you will be sharing tasty treats with your family, friends, co-workers or just “paying it forward” to a total stranger, make sure to stock up on the Holiday Rubbermaid TakeAlongs containers. They come in a variety of festive holiday colors and prints including Red and Green, oh, and by the way, there is a $1 Off Ibotta Rebate when you buy 2 Rubbermaid TakeAlongs products, exclusive to Walmart shoppers.
The tasty treats in the 17 oz Mini Deep Squares will be given to our special friends at the Helen Graham Center, and hubby’s are in the Rectangle but these in the Rubbermaid TakeAlongs 23 oz Square are all mine!
Do you have a favorite Holiday Sweet Treat that you like to share?