This might be the easiest chocolate candy ever! Chocolate Peanut clusters are the easiest thing ever. Starting with high-quality chocolate, you can customize your flavors to make the best chocolate candies that make you want to lick the bowl when you're done with your creation.
Homemade Chocolate Candy
This is a chocolate bark with a different shape.
The idea of making your own chocolate bar is so appealing in my opinion, and if you, like me, thought for years that certain flavors or candy could only be achieved by huge companies with complicated, expensive machinery, the excitement and surprise after the first bite is multiplied by a gazillion.
Oh, they don't look as flawless or with tiny ridges in the surface, or have a nice wavy pattern or shiny coating since I didn't template my chocolate or whatever, but they taste superb and you know exactly what the ingredient list is. Which is always a big plus.
I love peanuts with chocolate. Yeah, who doesn't right? Peanut butter and chocolate, a flavor combination that can make me eat a lot and not get sick by all the sweetness, one flavor I actually crave, though I tend to pair with dark chocolate 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. Each type contains varying amounts of cocoa butter to change the taste.
But today we're having a Chocolate Party, 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 to be 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's father who was about to throw them away, and I have it bookmarked since then. So don't ask my age. Do your own math.
Custom Chocolate Candies
The mix of chocolates is up to you. I increased the dark chocolate and decreased the white, to make it less sweet, and it turned out so great tasting. Very similar to a chocolate peanut bar we have here, but better since I used good chocolate.
Other recipes you might like:
Double Chocolate Cookie Bark
Easy 2-ingredient White Chocolate Fudge
Salted Chocolate Marshmallow Fudge
Coconut Dulce de Leche Fudge Truffles
Homemade Vanilla Marshmallows
Fudgy Chocolate Mint Brownies
So easy to make and to eat! These Chocolate Peanut Clusters have three kinds of chocolate and lots of salted peanuts. Great recipe to make with kids!
- 7.5 oz (220g) white chocolate
- 7.5 oz (220g) bittersweet chocolate
- 3 oz (85g) milk chocolate
- 1 ¾ cup (200g) roasted peanuts
- Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
- Melt all three chocolate together in the microwave, stirring every 30 seconds, or in a bowl over water, being careful the chocolate doesn't touch the water.
- Add peanuts and mix very well, until it´s all coated. Drop by tablespoons onto prepared sheets. Let harden at room tº, which will take a few hours at least, or in the refrigerator.
- Keep refrigerated, well covered.
The better the chocolates you use, the better the final result. If you want to temper your chocolate here's a link.
Use any nut you like. Hazelnuts go especially well with chocolate.
Keywords: Chocolate peanut clusters, peanut cluster candy, chocolate peanut cluster recipe
Adapted from Bon Appetit