I had a few random Internet "friends" leave comments or ping
me about the Chocolate Nut Cluster recipe that I made with
Adelina and Isabelle. It is a Crockpot recipe - super easy
and very delicious. I found the recipe a few years ago and
slightly modified but not sure where original came from.
They are really great. I actually won a cookie swap with
this recipe tonight so it's a big hit. Enjoy!
Crockpot Chocolate Nut Clusters
3 (16-ounce) jars lightly salted roasted peanuts (do not use
8-ounces German Baker's Chocolate
8-ounces Unsweetened Baker's Chocolate (chocolate not
12-ounces semi-sweet chocolate
12-ounces milk chocolate chips
1 tablespoon vanilla
Non-Pareils or finely ground nuts
Use a LARGE Crockpot. Spray the inside of your crock with
Layer all ingredients in your Crockpot - chocolates,
peanuts, then vanilla.
Cover and cook on low for 3 hours, or high for about 1.5.
NOTE: The chips on the top will not look completely melted
but that is OK, they will be fine.
Lay out wax paper on counter top or kitchen table.
After time is complete, turn off the Crockpot and stir very
well until all coated and combined.
Create bite-sized clusters using a small ice-cream scoop
with the squeeze handle or just use two spoons. NOTE: I
use the Oxo Good Grips Small Cookie Scoop - this is the
perfect size for these and general cookie making :)
Top with Non-Pareils or finely ground nuts and then let cool
at least 3-4 hours. I like to leave them overnight and
package the next morning.
PS - if you need it, here is the scoop I have from Bed Bath:
Oxo Good Grips Small Cookie Scoop
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