Easiest 2 Ingredient Chocolate Peanut Clusters Recipe
It is quick and easy to make chocolate dry roasted peanut clusters, when you follow my 2 ingredient recipe and simple instructions.
To make the delicious clusters the only ingredients you need are dry roasted peanuts and chocolate chips – that’s it!
It only takes a few minutes to prepare the dry roasted peanut clusters and then about half an hour to set the chocolate.
Make one batch or make a whole bunch of them to give the chocolate clusters as gifts or to serve at a party.
Dry Roasted Peanuts
Ever since I was a kid, I have loved dry roasted peanuts.
I wasn’t really sure what they meant by ‘dry roasted,’ but knew that they were a delicious snack.
Dry roasting is similar to air fryer cooking in that they roast the peanuts by surrounding them with hot air without adding oil.
You just get the good flavor and nutrition of the peanuts either salted or unsalted.
The salty nuts are great paired with chocolate, but unsalted roasted peanuts can be used in this recipe, too.
For my family, chocolate chips are a pantry staple, so we always have some on hand.
Most of the ‘regular’ brand semi-sweet or milk chocolate chips will melt well, when you use them in this recipe.
An off brand bag of chips or something for a special diet may be made with different ingredients that don’t melt well.
This time I used Hershey’s Gluten Free Milk Chocolate Chips and they were great, so they didn’t change up the formula much to make it safe for those who are gluten intolerant.
I haven’t found a sugar free band that tastes and melts the way I want it to, but there may be some.
If you are using a brand that you aren’t familiar with, you’ll want to make sure it’s going to melt properly.
When your chocolate is setting, you don’t want the clusters to stick.
Parchment paper is a non-stick easy to use option to rest your chocolate on until it has hardened and is ready to eat or store for later.
You can get it in a roll or in flat pieces that can be used as is or cut down to a smaller size.
It typically comes in a natural color, white or even some fun prints.
Since I use it often, I have several different types in my kitchen most of the time.
Microwave Cook Time
There is a lot of variation, when it comes to microwaves.
Some are high powered and cook very quickly, while others take longer.
Since this recipe only takes about a minute to cook, any variation in the power level of your microwave can impact the cook time.
My microwave is an average one and the cooking guidelines are based on my experience with my average microwave.
If you know that yours is high powered, expect the chocolate to be melted faster.
If yours is a compact microwave with less power, expect it to take a bit longer.
Either way, keep a close watch on the chocolate by heating it in short increments.
You can stop and open up your microwave to check.
It is much better to be cautious and check a few times than to overcook the chocolate and have it burn.
After you’ve made a batch or two, you’ll have a pretty good idea how long it takes in your microwave.
Whether your microwave is compact and slow or large and fast, this recipe is quick and easy.
How Many Servings Does This Recipe Make?
This recipe will make 8 to 12 chocolate peanut clusters.
There is no right or wrong way to make them, so you can make yours smaller or larger.
Make 8 big clusters or a dozen or more small ones.
It is just a matter of your personal preference.
If you need more, just repeat the process as many times as you’d like.
Eat the nut clusters right away or save them for later.
They can be stored in a Ziploc bag or other airtight container, so that they stay fresh.
Refrigeration is not needed.
Chocolate Dry Roasted Peanut Clusters Recipe
Prep Time: 5 Minutes
Cook Time: 1-2 Minutes
Set Time: 30 Minutes
Yield: 8-12 Servings
Microwave Safe Plate
Baking Sheet or Tray
1) Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
2) Pour the dry roasted peanuts onto a plate in a single layer. Pour the chocolate chips on top, so that they are basically flat and not a heaping pile.
3) Microwave on high for 30 seconds and stir. Repeat in 15 second increments until chocolate is melted.
4) Stir again and spoon clusters onto the parchment, so that they aren’t touching.
5) Let the clusters rest for 30-45 minutes, so that the chocolate sets.
6) Serve immediately or store in an airtight container.
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