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Simple Gradual Cooker Peanut Clusters


These Simple Gradual Cooker Peanut Clusters are deliciously salty-sweet and full of peanuts. This recipe makes greater than 6 dozen, so there’s a lot to share for the vacations.

Easy Slow Cooker Peanut Clusters
Simple Gradual Cooker Peanut Clusters

This put up was initially printed 10/30/2009.

This recipe is our household favourite that I’ve been making for greater than a decade. I first posted it right here in October 2009, only one month into my first 12 months of running a blog. It comes from our household good friend, Ms. Bobbie. She was a particular woman who was well-known for her confections in our house city. She would promote them throughout Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas holidays.

These peanut clusters have been one among her hottest sweets. They attraction to all ages. Actually, my mother simply made batch this week for the kids’s program at her church. They’re old style and hearty – so easy to whip up for a giant gathering, and one batch makes 150 small clusters, or 75 massive.

Easy Slow Cooker Peanut Clusters

Easy Slow Cooker Peanut Clusters

Sweet-coated.

Confectioners’ coating goes by many names: almond bark, sweet coating, or you might acknowledge title manufacturers like Candiquik. You’ll be able to normally discover it in 24 oz. blocks on the grocery retailer within the baking aisle subsequent to the chocolate chips. You’ll want two packages of chocolate, and two of vanilla.

Break up the blocks of sweet and place them in a big sluggish cooker. Flip the crockpot to low and canopy with the lid. Stir sometimes till the sweet is totally melted and clean.

It’s possible you’ll be asking – why not use actual chocolate bars? I requested this identical query earlier than I made my first batch so way back. So, I attempted a batch with semisweet chocolate and the top consequence was simply too wealthy and really costly. The cocoa powder within the chocolate sweet coating is simply sufficient taste with out being aggressive. And the vanilla coating provides a creaminess. The creamy taste is a massive half of what attracts you in, contrasting the salty peanuts.

The peanuts.

When the sweet is melted add the peanuts. You’ll want two 16 oz. containers of roasted, salted peanuts, and two roasted, unsalted. Now, typically I’ll simply use what I’ve available. Which can be 3/4 salted peanuts and 1/4 unsalted. Or any ratio thereof. Do attempt to use at the least 1/4 unsalted peanuts give these clusters balanced taste. Some manufacturers of roasted peanuts are very salty, certainly.

Stir till all of the peanuts are coated and switch the sluggish cooker to WARM. Setting the temp to heat ensures the sweet stays melted whilst you dip.

You’ll discover while you stir all the things collectively, that the sweet coating is extra like a dressing for the peanuts. It’s simply sufficient melted sweet to carry all these peanuts collectively.

Cowl a big work floor with parchment paper (or waxed paper) and – get to dippin! Nowadays I exploit a cookie scoop to make uniform clusters. Two dips with this scoop make one massive cluster. A normal set off ice cream scoop makes them a bit too massive, except you’re aiming for jumbo clusters.

Easy Slow Cooker Peanut Clusters

Sweet coating units up extra shortly than chocolate at room temperature (about 70F). When the clusters lose their shine and change into matte, peel them off the paper and retailer hermetic. If storing them in Tupperware, separate layers with waxed paper.

I at all times love revisiting this recipe. It’s straightforward and cheap contemplating the excessive yield, and everyone loves them. I hope you’ll too.

(Try one other of our good friend Bobbie’s recipes right here: Strawberry Delight)

Simple Gradual Cooker Peanut Clusters

Heather Baird

This excessive yield recipe is fast and straightforward, good while you want a crowd-pleasing sweet – it’s thrifty too! We at all times have a batch on the dessert buffet subsequent to the fudge and bourbon balls at Christmastime. Two or 4 massive clusters, packaged in cellophane and tied with festive ribbon makes a beautiful homespun reward.

Prep Time 30 minutes

Cook dinner Time 35 minutes

1 hour setting time 1 hr

Whole Time 2 hrs 5 minutes

Course Dessert

Delicacies American

  • sluggish cooker massive

  • parchment paper

  • cookie scoop non-compulsory

  • 24 oz. package deal chocolate sweet coating (chocolate almond bark)
  • 24 oz. package deal vanilla sweet coating (white almond bark)
  • 32 oz. dry roasted salted peanuts two 16 oz. containers
  • 32 oz. dry roasted unsalted peanuts two 16 oz. containers
  • Place each chocolate and vanilla sweet coating in a big sluggish cooker and switch to low setting. Cowl with the lid.

  • Stir sometimes to encourage even melting of the candies. Stir combination till each candies are mixed with no white streaks of sweet remaining.

  • Pour peanuts over the combination and stir till peanuts are coated. Flip sluggish cooker to WARM setting.

  • Drop by spoonfuls onto parchment or wax paper. Scoop heaping tablespoons for 150 small clusters, or two heaping tablespoons for 75 massive. Permit to set fully, roughly 1 hour.

  • Retailer candies air-tight in Tupperware between sheets of waxed paper, or package deal in cellophane luggage with twist ties or ribbon for gifting.

  • Sweet will maintain nicely hermetic for as much as 2 weeks, or longer if refrigerated.

Use a cookie scoop (4 teaspoon capability) and scoop two stage scoops for the right measurement massive cluster. 
I feel these clusters are good as-is, however in the event you’d like to spice up the chocolate taste, add 1 cup of semisweet chips to the melted sweet coating. Combine till melted, then pour in peanuts. It will assist mood the semisweet chocolate, and keep away from any clouding (fats bloom).
You can make these with actual chocolate bars; nevertheless, the top consequence will probably be very wealthy, and also you’d want 21 bars (4 oz. every) for the required 84 oz. Very costly today.

Key phrase candiquik, sweet coating, christmas sweet, confectioners’ coating, dry roasted salted peanuts, millionaire sweet, quaint peanut clusters, roasted unsalted peanuts, sluggish cooker peanut clusters

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