Crockpot Peanut Clusters is an easy sweet and salty crockpot candy recipe. Nut clusters are so popular around Christmas and Thanksgiving. But, you can make these easy slow cooker peanut clusters all year round.
If you are looking for more easy desserts, check out these. Chocolate peanut butter balls, German chocolate cake balls, or cornflake cookies. No matter if you make this for a weeknight dessert or for a holiday party, these will be a hit.
Crockpot Peanut Cluster
I use three types of chocolate and peanut butter chips to bring the ultimate flavor to the peanut cluster recipe. If you are a fan of chocolate-covered peanuts, then make this peanut cluster recipe today.
Why Use A Variety Of Chocolate For Chocolate Peanut Clusters
Using a mix of chocolate will provide you with the best flavor! I used white chocolate melting chocolate, milk chocolate chips, semi-sweet chocolate, and then peanut butter chips.
While combining the flavors, it creates the perfect candy coating for your easy nut clusters.
How To Make Peanut Clusters In Crockpot
Step 1: Start by placing your salted peanuts in the crock pot. Now I used salted, but you can do a mix of half salted and half plain.
Since I made a smaller batch I felt like the salt was not overpowering at all.
Step 2: Add your milk chocolate, semi-sweet chocolate, and peanut butter chips on top of the peanuts.
Step 3: Top with your white melting chocolate. I used Ghirardelli melting chocolate. You can use white melting chips or even almond bark if that is what you have on hand.
The melting chocolate is needed to help the nut clusters to set up.
Step 4: Cook on low for an hour or two. Make sure to stir every 10-15 minutes to help incorporate the mixture.
Once it cooks down a bit I put in the rest of the white melting chocolate.
Step 5: Once all the chocolate is melted, you can then use a scoop or spoon mixture onto wax paper. Let the nut cluster set until the chocolate has hardened.
Could I Use Other Nuts In This Recipe
If you want to make a chocolate covered nut cluster, you could absolutely use this recipe. Just swap peanuts out with any other nut or nut blend you would like.
All nuts will work well in being coated in the chocolate and then scoop onto wax paper to harden up.
Why Use White Melting Chocolate
If you use regular chips, you will find your clusters do not set up. The white melting chips will help to allow the candy nut clusters to set up the way they should.
If you don’t want to use melting chocolate add around 1 tablespoon or 2 of shortening to your chocolate mixture. This will then allow the chocolate to harden like you want.
To store peanut nut clusters you need to place in an airtight container or storage bag. Store at room temperature if your home is not too hot. If it is too hot you will find it melts the chocolate.
If need be you can store these clusters in the fridge. I like to leave them on counter as they are the right texture when you bite into these sweet and savory nut clusters.
If you end up wanting to make this for say Christmas or even Easter, just add a sprinkle of colored sprinkles on top. It instantly will give you a festive feel!
As you can see I did red, green, white sprinkles, and it instantly gives this a Christmas candy feel!
Can You Freeze
This peanut dessert does freeze really well. Simply place in a freezer bag or airtight container once the chocolates have fully set up.
Then store in the freezer for 2-3 months. When you want one remove from the freezer and thaw on the counter before eating.
- 1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
- 1 cup milk chocolate chips
- 2 cups peanut butter chips
- 20 ounces white melting chocolate wafers (or almond bark)
- 4 cups salted peanuts (or do half plain and half salted)
- Start by placing your peanuts in the bottom of the crockpot.
- Now sprinkle your milk chocolate chips, semi-sweet chocolate chips and peanut butter chips on top of the nuts.
- Now add part of the white melting wafers on top. You will add the rest later.
- Place lid on your crockpot and turn to low and let it cook for 1-2 hours. Every 15 minutes you will stir.
- After the first 15 minutes give the nut clusters a good stir, and then add the remaining white wafter chocolate on top. Return lid and continue to cook.
- You will cook the peanut clusters until all the chocolate is fully melted. Once it is fully melted you will spoon out your nut clusters onto wax paper.
- Let your peanut nut clusters harden up and then serve for any occasion. These crockpot chocolate nut clusters are so easy to make.
- If you want to make for the holidays, add colored sprinkles onto the wet chocolate once you scoop them out onto wax paper.
- I also found crockpots will heat differently so it might take you 2 hours to get all the chocolate melted and others only need 30 minutes to an hour. Either way is find, you just want the chocolate fully melted before you scoop out clusters on wax paper.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 20 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 470Total Fat: 29gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 17gCholesterol: 3mgSodium: 334mgCarbohydrates: 45gFiber: 5gSugar: 28gProtein: 13g
This information is automatically calculated by third-party software, including but not limited to the Create or Bake Me Some Sugar. For accurate nutrition, I suggest running the ingredients in your own system to get a more accurate reading. Nutritional information is approximate and automatically calculated, and should only be viewed as an indication.