You'll love these crockpot peanut clusters if you're a fan of chocolate and peanuts like me. This easy candy recipe is made with just two ingredients and is a definite crowd-pleaser. Chocolate-covered peanuts are very easy to make! Simply dump everything into the slow cooker and let it do its thing. The delectable combination of the milk chocolate taste and crunchy peanuts makes them hard to resist; you'll definitely want more than one!
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Why You'll Love This Crockpot Peanut Clusters Recipe
Perfect For Parties- Crockpot peanut clusters are an easy recipe that is perfect for gatherings, holidays, and other special occasions.
Easy to Make- With only two ingredients and very minimal prep work required, these candy clusters are a cinch to whip up in no time.
Flexible- You can customize this peanut cluster recipe with different types of nuts or chocolate chips if desired.
Makes A Great Gift- Wrapped in little bags or boxes, these slow-cooker peanut clusters make a delightful and affordable gift.
What Are Crockpot Peanut Clusters?
Crockpot peanut clusters are a classic homemade candy made with melted milk chocolate chips and salty peanuts. The combination of the two flavors creates a delicious bite-sized snack that everyone will love. They’re simple to make, yet so tasty and special!
- Spoon For Stirring
- Baking Sheet
- Wax Paper or Parchment Paper
- Cookie Scoop (optional)
Vegan Chocolate- The base for these crock pot peanut clusters. You can use any type of chocolate bars, chocolate chips, or chocolate chunks you prefer.
Salted Dry Roasted Peanuts- Roasted peanuts provide a salty crunch and are the perfect complement to the rich chocolate in this crockpot candy recipe.
How To Make Crockpot Peanut Clusters
Place the chocolate in the slow cooker. If the chocolate is in large chunks, chop it into smaller pieces before adding it. Cook on high for 45 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes to prevent burning. Then, switch to low heat and cook for an additional 15 minutes or until the chocolate is completely melted. Turn the slow cooker off, pour the dry roasted peanuts on top of the melting chocolate, and mix well. Using a large spoon or cookie scoop, drop spoonfuls of the mixture onto the wax or parchment paper-lined baking sheet and let the chocolate-covered peanut candy harden before eating.
What To Serve With Crockpot Chocolate Peanut Clusters
You can enjoy these slow cooker chocolate peanut clusters as a dessert or snack by themselves or with other treats. For a sweet option, try combining them with fresh fruit and dairy-free ice cream. For a more indulgent spread, serve them with pretzels and popcorn.
Popular Substitutions & Additions
If you're looking to customize this crockpot chocolate peanut clusters recipe, there are plenty of ways to do so!
- Chocolate- Use vegan dark chocolate chips, semi-sweet chocolate chips, milk chocolate chips, bittersweet chocolate chips, or white chips.
- Almond Bark- Instead of melting chocolate chips in the slow cooker, add almond bark. Almond bark comes in a variety of flavors. Vegan, semi-sweet chocolate almond bark, vanilla almond bark, or white almond bark make great options.
- Nuts- In place of peanuts, use cashews, almonds, walnuts, or any other type of nut you prefer.
- Other- Peanut butter chips, butterscotch chips, caramel chips, melted peanut butter, or vegan candy melts will all make great alternatives to melted chocolate chips.
- Add-Ins- Dried fruits like cranberries or raisins work well in this recipe. You can also add mini marshmallows, cereal pieces, and shredded coconut for more texture and flavor.
Can You Freeze These Crockpot Peanut Clusters?
Yes, you can freeze peanut clusters for up to 3 months. Simply place them in an airtight container and store them in the freezer. When you’re ready for a sweet treat, let the crock pot chocolate peanut clusters thaw at room temperature for 10 minutes before serving.
2-Ingredient Chocolate Peanut Cluster FAQs
Can I make this chocolate peanut clusters recipe without a slow cooker?
Yes, you can melt the chocolate on the stovetop in a double boiler instead of using a slow cooker. Follow all other instructions as written.
Could I use unsalted peanuts in this crock pot peanut clusters recipe?
Yes, you can use unsalted roasted peanuts if desired. You may want to add a pinch of flaky sea salt to the melted chocolate to give it some extra flavor.
What is the best way to store these chocolate-covered peanut clusters?
Store chocolate peanut clusters in an airtight container at room temperature, away from direct sunlight and humidity. They should stay fresh for up to two weeks.
Can I use different types of chocolate chips in this slow cooker recipe?
Yes, you can use any type of vegan chocolate chips, chunks, or bars that you prefer. Dark chocolate, semi-sweet chocolate chips, white chocolate chips, and milk chocolate all work well to make crockpot peanut clusters.
2-Ingredient Peanut Clusters
- 32 ounces of your favorite chocolate - slabs, chunks or chip
- 24 ounces roasted and salted peanuts
- If your chocolate is in large chunks, chop into smaller pieces.
- Place the chocolate in the slow cooker.
- Cook on high for 45 minutes stirring every 15 minutes.
- Turn to low and cook another 15 minutes.
- Turn off the slow cooker and add the peanuts.
- Drop large dollops onto the parchment paper and let harden.