Christmas Favorites #2: Slow Cooker Peanut Clusters

Christmas is in 10 days. This always happens – the holidays on the sneak attack. If you’re wondering about my hand – it’s still sore. I think it’s very simple: I’m not in shape for 12 hours of baking and cleaning in a period of less than 24 hours.

I believe we call that arthritis…or if I’m lucky, maybe a little tendonitis?

The holidays are simply exhausting in every way – mostly good, so long as I don’t lose my mind. All the balls in the air, that’s for sure.

Having my holiday baking out of the way is certainly a relief. There’s always this balance of doing it early enough that everything can be shared and passed on, while balancing the must-be-fresh come Christmas Day factor. It’s hard to find that sweet spot, especially with cookies.

The EASIEST recipe this time of year? These peanut clusters. A total classic, passed along from my mother-in-law years ago.

The effort-to-reward ratio is highly favorable as compared to other desserts I make. The ingredient list is simple and the preparation just as easy. You can make these clusters well ahead of the holiday hustle and they’ll be just as good a month from now. Enjoyyy!!

Slow Cooker Peanut Clusters

Slow Cooker Peanut Clusters

Yield: 60 clusters
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes

Incredibly easy, incredibly delicious! What's not to love about crunchy heaps of chocolate-y peanuts!?

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs white candy coating, broken into pieces
  • 1 pkg (12 oz) semi-sweet chocolate morsels
  • 1 oz unsweetened chocolate
  • 24 oz dry roasted peanuts

Instructions

    1. Put white candy coating, semi-sweet morsels, and unsweetened chocolate into the slow cooker.
    2. Heat on high for 1 hour, stirring occasionally.
    3. Turn off the slow cooker. Stir in the peanuts until fully coated.
    4. Spoon mixture onto parchment paper in 2-3 tablespoon heaps. Allow to cool and harder before storing in an air-tight container in the refrigerator.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 60 Serving Size: 1 cluster
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 148Total Fat: 9.3gCholesterol: 3mgSodium: 54mgCarbohydrates: 14.3gFiber: 0.5gSugar: 12.3gProtein: 2.5g

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Lots of Christmas favorites upcoming, but here’s some honorable mentions!

Be well,

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