Good morning, everybody! I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving!
Today I’m sharing an easy way to make chocolate covered peanut clusters, a perfect dessert for this time of year… in fact, this is the dessert I made for Thanksgiving!
Basically, you just melt some chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl, mix in the peanuts and coconut oil, and drop by the spoonful onto aluminum foil or parchment paper and let them set up. Couldn’t get much easier than that, right?!
Start by melting the chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl.
Once the chocolate is all melted, plop a little coconut oil in the bowl and mix it in. I didn’t measure the amount of coconut I used, so I don’t have an exact measurement for it, but basically just a small spoonful.
Now you can go ahead and add the peanuts! I just filled my 2 cup measuring cup up with peanuts and used that amount.
And here’s what it looks like when it’s all mixed up together! Now you’re ready to drop the mixture by the spoonful onto some aluminum foil or parchment paper, and let the clusters set up. If you want, you can also sprinkle a little sea salt on top, or try some red or green sprinkles for a Christmas touch!
Once the clusters are completely set up, place them in your container of choice, and maybe sample one or two while you’re at it! Just remember to leave enough for everyone else if you’re planning on taking these to a family gathering… 😉
And that’s it! I hope you’ll give this easy dessert a try!
Microwave Chocolate Covered Peanut Clusters Recipe
1 1/2 cups chocolate chips
2 1/2-3 cups peanuts
Small spoonful coconut oil
Optional: sea salt, sprinkles, coconut flakes, for garnish
Begin by placing the chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl, and microwave for 2 minutes. Now mix up the melted chocolate until it’s smooth, and add a small amount of coconut oil.
Mix again, then pour in the peanuts, and incorporate everything until the peanuts are coated in chocolate.
Now grab a spoon and drop the peanut/chocolate combination in little clusters onto parchment paper or aluminum foil, sprinkle with sea salt, sprinkles, or topping of your choice, if you so desire, and allow to cool completely and harden.
After the clusters are totally set up, remove from the paper/foil and place in a container or on a tray, and enjoy this tasty little dessert!
Note: I allowed my peanut clusters to set up on baking sheets lined with aluminum foil, which I placed in the refrigerator. If your kitchen is not too warm, you could probably just leave them out on the counter and not bother with putting them in the refrigerator.