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Salted Peanut Clusters Recipe

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This Salted Peanut Clusters Recipe has been around for at least a few decades.  This recipe is so easy and fun to make!

When I was younger, I remember that my Dad used to love these, and we had them in the house quite often. They taste so good and are ridiculously easy to make.

Made with just a few ingredients, this version is made with both milk chocolate and semi-sweet chocolate chips. In the old days, we melted the chocolate in a double boiler, but now, thanks to microwaves, these are even easier to whip it.

 

These are the only ingredients needed for my easy peanut clusters recipe. They are ready in no time and are perfect for game night or for a gift.

 

Hello Friends! today I am sharing an easy homemade candy recipe that is so delicious and so easy! Homemade peanut clusters are one of the easiest things to make and they taste delicious!

Ingredients for Peanut Clusters

All you need is four simple ingredients.

Peanuts – Many peanut cluster recipes call for dry-roasted peanuts, but I prefer mine with salted peanuts. There is just something about the salty-sweetness that makes these fabulous!

Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips – If you are like me, you have these in your pantry year-round. They balance nicely with the next ingredient.

Milk Chocolate Chips – These chips add a nice sweetness to the candy and add a creamier texture to the recipe. I use these chocolate chips.

Shortening – Why do you need to add shortening to the melted chocolate chips? Because it helps thin out the chocolate. Do not try to substitute butter as it will not work.

 

This peanut clusters recipe is super easy!

All you do is melt the chocolate chips in the microwave and soon you have the chocolate ready for the peanuts.

These are the only ingredients needed for my easy peanut clusters recipe. They are ready in no time and are perfect for game night or for a gift.

 

 

Then you add the peanuts and while it looks like baked beans, it is really quite sweet.

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You can put then in cupcake or candy liners or just on a sheet of waxed paper and chill.

 

These are the only ingredients needed for my easy peanut clusters recipe. They are ready in no time and are perfect for game night or for a gift.After chilling these are perfect!

Homemade peanut clusters

Easy peanut clusters

 

These make a delicious treat any time of year!

 

Homemade Chocolate covered peanut clusters

 

These are also great for a Valentine’s Day gift idea.

For more great candy snack recipes, check out:

Homemade Chocolate Bark – A wonderful and simple candy bark recipe.

Candied Popcorn – So easy to make and you can change up the color for any season.

Candied Popcorn Balls – Another great classic popcorn recipe.

For more great giftable homemade treats, check out:

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Salted Peanut Clusters Recipe with Chocolate Chips

These homemade peanut clusters could not get any easier! Made with chocolate chips and salted peanuts. SO good!
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Salted Peanut Clusters Recipe

Course Peanut Clusters
Servings 2 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons shortening
  • 1 1/2 cups salted peanuts

Instructions

  • In a medium sized bowl, melt chocolate chips and shortening for 1 minute at 50% power.
  • After one minute, try stirring the chocolate.
  • If it is not fully melted, try and additional 30 seconds at 50%. Repeat if necessary
  • Once fully melted, mix together chips and add peanuts.
  • Drop by tablespoonful onto cupcake liners or waxed paper.
  • Chill for 30 minutes in the refrigerator.

These are the only ingredients needed for my easy peanut clusters recipe. They are ready in no time and are perfect for game night or for a gift.

I hope you enjoyed this easy homemade peanut clusters recipe. These are great for snacking, lunch boxes or to make for someone special as a gift idea.

 

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These peanut clusters are as good as they are easy! Bookmark this and you will be making them for years!

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Homemade peanut clusters are so delicious and easy, you will never buy them again after trying this recipe.

 

 

These easy peanut clusters are so good, like the ones I had when I was a kid. So easy to make too!

 

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