Crockpot Chocolate Peanut Clusters from A Year of Slow Cooking

Crockpot Chocolate Peanut Clusters A Year of Slow Cooking

Tomorrow is National Peanut Cluster Day. Yes, there’s a food holiday for everything! But don’t scoff  … these holidays can be great justification for indulging in a particular treat that’s been calling your name. Or remembering a special treat that will perk everyone in the house up a bit! I’ve always loved Chocolate-Covered Peanut Clusters. I’m being a redundant here as I don’t know of any peanut clusters that are not chocolate covered (thinks like peanut brittle don’t count), but the chocolate part is really important, right? Yeah, I thought so, too!

Did you know that these treats can be made in your slow cooker?  The beauty of making candy in your crockpot is that it’s almost foolproof. No candy thermometer is needed. Stephanie (A Year of Slow Cooking) describes her wonderful Crockpot Chocolate Peanut Clusters:  “The chocolate flavor is quite rich, and tastes dark. If you aren’t a fan of dark chocolate, use milk chocolate chips. The salt flavor from the nuts is subtle, but is there, and it makes your tongue itch for more. And more.”

Get Stephanie’s Chocolate Peanut Clusters  recipe over at A Year of Slow Cooking. Check out all her terrific slow cooker cookbooks and her Totally Together: Shortcuts to an Organized Life book as well, but be sure to take a look at her newest book:  365 Slow Cooker Suppers. It rates 4 1/2 stars on Amazon at the time of this post!

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Comments

  1. wendy brazeau says:

    i am sooo addicted to this treat!

    • Hi Wendy–Welcome to All Gluten-Free Desserts! Many of us love the chocolate peanut clusters or simply chocolate-covered peanuts. So good, right? ;-) Enjoy!

      Shirley

  2. Okay…YUM. Question: why isn’t every day National Peanut Cluster Day?

  3. O. My. Goodness. These look yummy! I absolutely love my crock pot but have never made dessert in it before. I’ll have to try these along with some of Stephanies dinners cause I’ve been in a dinner rut and some of her crock pot recipes look perfect!

    Thanks!

    • Cassidy–I’ve made a few desserts in my crockpot (e.g., almond butter hot fudge cake!) and they’ve all been really great, but I usually forget about using it for that purpose. Making candy in it sounds perfect for someone like me who is not a fan of the candy thermometer and the perfect timing required. ;-) And you’re right, Stephanie’s meals are a terrific way to get out of the dinner rut! :-)

      Shirley

  4. susan reed says:

    can’t wait to try this

    • Hi Susan–Welcome to All Gluten-Free Desserts! I appreciate you reading and commenting on both my blogs. :-) Enjoy these divine treats!

      Shirley

  5. Ok….now your just taunting me……

    • Hi Olinda–Welcome to All Gluten-Free Desserts! And hehe on your comment … that is exactly what this site is about … amazing desserts that taunt and delight! ;-)

      Shirley

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