This ischocolate bark with a different shape. The idea of making your own chocolatebar is so appealing in my opinion, and if you, like me, thought for years thatcertain flavors or candy could only be achieved by mega companies withcomplicated, expensive machinery, the excitement and surprise after the firstbite is multiplied by a gazillion.
Oh, they don´t look as flawless or with tinyridges in the surface, or have a nice wavy pattern or shiny coating since Ididn´t template my chocolate or whatever, but they taste superb and you knowexactly what the ingredient list is. Which is always a big plus.
I lovepeanuts with chocolate. Yeah, who doesn´t right? Peanut butter and chocolate, aflavor combination that can make me eat a lot and not get sick by all thesweetness, one flavor I actually crave, though I tend to pair with darkchocolate mostly, like these chocolate peanut fudge squares, snickerdoodle bites or the killer brownies. I am a huge fan of dark, semi-sweet or bittersweet chocolate.
But today we´re having a Chocolate Party, the group started by Roxana, and the extra ingredient is chocolate.That means chocolate with chocolate, and I opted for all three of them, white, milk and bittersweet. Last month we paired it with coconut, and I made the coconut white chocolate truffles.
There is no shortage of recipes waiting tobe made, but this one was waiting since 1987. I´m not kidding, the magazine,along with a pile of others, was given to me at that time by a college friend´sfather who was about to throw them away, and I have it bookmarked since then.So don´t ask my age. Do your own math.
The mix ofchocolates is up to you. I increased the dark chocolate and decreased thewhite, to make it less sweet, and it turned out so great tasting. Very similarto a chocolate peanut bar we have here, but better since I used good chocolate.
TRIPLE CHOCOLATE PEANUT CLUSTERS
adaptedfrom Bon Appetit
The better the chocolates you use, the betterthe final result. If you want to temper your chocolate here´s a link.
7.5 oz (220g) white chocolate
7.5 oz (220g) bittersweet chocolate
3 oz (85g) milk chocolate
1 ¾ cup(200g) roasted peanuts
Line 2baking sheets with parchment paper.
Melt allthree chocolate together in the microwave, stirring every 30 seconds, or in abowl over water, being careful the chocolate doesn´t touch the water.
Add peanutsand mix very well, until it´s all coated. Drop by tablespoons onto preparedsheets. Let harden at room tº, which will take a few hours at least, or in therefrigerator.
Keeprefrigerated, well covered.
Makes about20 cookie-sized clusters.