Chocolate Peanut Clusters
Chocolate Peanut Clusters are really easy to make. Simply melt chocolate and add peanuts. Temper the chocolate for an even better result.
Servings Prep Time
10peanut clusters 10minutes
Passive Time
10minutes
Servings Prep Time
10peanut clusters 10minutes
Passive Time
10minutes
Ingredients
Instructions
Temper Chocolate Quick & Easy Way
  1. Put 2/3 of the chocolate into a microwave safe bowl. (if you’re not using chocolate chips, make sure to break/chop the chocolate into small pieces. This will help the chocolate melt more easily.)
  2. Melt the chocolate in 15-30 second intervals, make sure to stir between each interval. Continue till the chocolate is melted. The temperature of the chocolate should between 45-50ºC /(110-120ºF).
  3. Add the remaining 1/3 chocolate a little bit at a time to the melted chocolate and stir until all the chocolate is melted. Don’t add more chocolate until the previous bits of chocolate have melted. Do not put the chocolate in the microwave, the heat of the melted chocolate should melt the added chocolate. The added chocolate will bring down the temperature of the chocolate, you will notice that the chocolate will start to thicken and become smooth and shiny.
  4. Once the temperature of the chocolate has reached the correct temperature for your chocolate of choice it’s ready to use. Dark Chocolate: 31-32ºC / 88-90ºF Milk Chocolate: 30-31ºC / 86-88ºF White Chocolate: 27-28ºC/ 82F-84ºF
Make Chocolate Peanut Clusters
  1. Take the melted chocolate of your choice, add the roasted peanuts and mix till all peanuts are coated.
  2. Heap a teaspoon full of the chocolate and peanut mixture on a piece of parchment paper. Continue putting heaps of the mixture on the parchment paper till you’ve used up all of the mixture.
  3. Leave to cool and harden. Once cooled they’ll have formed clusters and they’re ready to serve.
Recipe Notes
  • You can make roughly 10-15 peanut clusters with this recipe
  • If you don’t temper the chocolate, the chocolate won’t harden as much and will melt quicker when you pick them up. They’re equally delicious though, so if you’re not able to temper the chocolate this is the quickest and easiest way to make the chocolate peanut clusters.

Please note:

  • Please note that the cup measurements in this recipe are approximate. I have added cups for those that prefer using cups. The recipe is most accurate using weights measurements.