Monday, December 20, 2010

Crockpot Peanut Clusters

These are SO incredibly easy to make and taste SO delicious! Mike and I split one and had to immediately start bagging them up to resist the temptation to keep eating. We're adding Christmas treat bags of peanut clusters to some of our Christmas gifts this year. I cooked on high and when the 1 ½ hours were up, the chocolate chips still had their original shape. There isn't a need to cook any longer because the chocolate chips have reached their melting point. They will start melting together with the rest of the ingredients once you begin stirring.

·3 lbs. lightly salted peanuts
·3 lbs. chocolate flavored almond bark
·12 oz. semi-sweet chocolate chips
·4 oz. bar of Baker’s German chocolate

Use a 6-quart crockpot. Spray the inside of the crock with cooking spray. Place almond bark and Baker’s German chocolate in the bottom. Add all of the peanuts and pour the chocolate chips on top. Cover and cook on high for 1 ½ hours or on low for 3 hours. While the chocolate is melting, lay out parchment paper on the countertop.

When time has elapsed, stir well and remove from heat. Use a tablespoon to place bite-sized piles of peanut clusters onto parchment paper. Let cool before eating.

Makes over 100 peanut clusters and it does take hours for them to cool.

This is another recipe I originally found at A Year of Slow Cooking (can you tell she's one of my favorite GF bloggers). Instead of using the recipe listed at A Year of Slow Cooking, I used the original one linked up to in a vlog post.