You only need 2 ingredients to make these chocolate covered peanut clusters! My peanut to chocolate ratio is the only key to make this delicious and easy recipe.
If you want to make a simple but yummy candy with little ingredients, this recipe is for you.
These sweet snacks are not only perfect gifts for anytime of the year, but saver when you crave chocolate at home and look for an easy recipe.
If this is the case, don’t forget to check my chocolate cookies with cocoa powder. These cookies are very popular all the time but especially right now with simple ingredients that you probably have in your pantry, and they don’t have chocolate but still enough to stop your chocolate craving!
The Ingredients for Peanut Clusters
- Peanuts- I use roasted peanuts for the best flavor. You can use salted or unsalted, they are yummy in each option.
- Chocolate-I use chocolate with 54% cocoa, you can use milk chocolate or a mixture of dark and milk chocolate if you prefer.
Peanuts to Chocolate Ratio
My ratio of peanuts to chocolate is 1:1.25 by weight. If I use 200 grams of peanuts, I use 250 grams of chocolate. I use chocolate just enough to cover the peanuts and make crunchy chocolate covered peanuts. This is my favorite ratio for chocolate peanut clusters.
You can go up to 1:1.5 ratio (peanuts to chocolate) if you prefer more chocolate. If you use 200 grams of peanuts, you should use 300 grams of chocolate.
How to Make Chocolate Covered Peanuts
First melt the chocolate over bain marie by placing the chopped chocolate into a heatproof bowl that sits over a pan of simmering water. You should stir often while melting the chocolate.
Once the chocolate melts, remove the bowl from the heat and add the peanuts. Next, stir with a spoon until the peanuts are covered with chocolate.
You can make the clusters small or big. I use my small cookie scoop that takes 2 teaspoons and place the clusters on to the parchment covered baking sheet. You should let them set in the fridge at least 45 minutes.
If your peanuts are not roasted, you can place the peanuts in a medium pan and toast at medium heat until they give off their aroma. It should take 7-8 minutes. Don’t forget to swirl the pan or stir the peanuts with a spoon to avoid them burning.
How to Store Peanut Clusters
You should store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a month.
My Other Peanut Recipes You May Enjoy!
- How to Make Healthy Peanut Butter
- Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups
- Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie
- Frozen Banana Bites
- Peanut Butter Overnight Oats
Chocolate Peanut Clusters
- 200 grams (1 and 1/3 cup) peanuts, roasted*
- 250 grams (8.8 oz) semi-sweet chocolate**, roughly chopped
- Line baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
- Melt the chocolate over bain marie: Place the chopped chocolate into a heatproof bowl that sits over a pan of simmering water, stir often.
- Remove the melted chocolate from the heat and add the peanuts, stir with a spoon until all the peanuts are covered with chocolate.
- Using a small cookie scoop or teaspoon/s or a tablespoon(depending on how big you want the clusters), place the mixture onto the parchment paper. Let them set in the fridge for almost 45 minutes.