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!