If you’re looking for an easy and delicious treat that you can make in your slow cooker, look no further than this chocolate clusters recipe! This is a great dessert to serve at parties or gatherings, and it’s sure to be a hit with everyone. Plus, it’s really simple to make – all you need is some chocolate chips and nuts. So give this recipe a try today and enjoy the sweet taste of chocolate clusters!
This has actually been one of my favorite recipes because I can make these ahead of time and store them in an airtight container. When I want something sweet I can have just grab one of these and it totally satisfies my sweet craving. Plus since I am using Lily’s Chocolate in this simple recipe, I can feel a little less guilty about indulging. If you are not familiar with Lily’s chocolate, it’s a no sugar added chocolate that taste like real chocolate. A lot of people use it in low carb recipes. I bought mine at Vitacost. The only thing they don’t make right now is peanut butter chips so I just bought the Reeses peanut butter chips for this recipe.
For this easy recipe you’re going to be using your slow cooker so no need for a double boiler. I love this because I don’t have to let anything come to room temperature before making this recipe. It’s literally dump and go. If you don’t have a regular slow cooker you could also make this in your Instant pot. This peanut clusters recipe only uses 5 simple ingredients. You will need 4 types of melting chips. Milk chocolate chips, semisweet chocolate chips (or semi-sweet chocolate ), white chocolate chips, If you don’t have any peanut butter chips on hand try substituting butterscotch chips. You could also substitute chocolate almond bark or a milk chocolate bar for the milk chocolate chips or even use dark chocolate chips. You will also need about 2 pounds of peanuts.
To make these 5 ingredient chocolate peanut clusters, you are literally going to pour all of the ingredients into your crock pot and cook on low. Heat until melted and remove the insert so they don’t continue cooking and burn and then lay out some cookie sheets with wax paper or parchment paper. Using a small cookie scoop, scoop these delicious chocolate peanut clusters on to the large baking sheets. You can flatten each one on the top with the back of your scoop if you want them to be more uniform. You are going to let the melted chocolate cool completely. I like to put mine in the refrigerator for about 30 mins to an hour. Then I pull them out and put them in airtight container. You could even sprinkle them with a little sea salt or sprinkles on top if you like.
I like to change this recipe up from time and substitute the peanut butter chips with one of the following:
If you don’t have a slow cooker, you can always make these on the stove top on low heat. Just making a double broiler with a small saucepan and place a glass bowl (or heatproof bowl ) on top. You will probably need to add ingredients in smaller amounts . You could even add a tablespoon of coconut oil to help it melt easier. Give it a good stir as they melt and be careful not to burn the chocolate nut mixture. Then put them on a wax paper lined baking sheet and let them cool completely. You could also do this in the microwave in a microwave-safe bowl but honestly the slow cooker is the best way to make this.
A lot of people tend to make these homemade chocolate peanut clusters around Christmas time because they make great last minute gifts. They would be cute served in mini cupcake liners. They are also a simple holiday treat to make for parties during the holiday season. But I love making these chocolate nut clusters all year long. You could also make dark chocolate almond clusters. Those would be amazing too. I also love that this is a no bake recipe so I don’t have to heat my stove.
You can also make these ahead and freeze them in freezer bags, then just thaw the chocolate peanut clusters as you want them and serve.
It’s time to get cooking! We hope you enjoyed our recipe for easy chocolate peanut clusters. This classic recipe can be made in your crockpot with just a few ingredients, so it’s perfect for busy families on the go or those looking to avoid turning their oven on during these summer months. If you need more chocolatey desserts in your life, we have plenty of other recipes that will satisfy any sweet tooth out there from decadent brownies to rich cheesecakes. Be sure to check out all of our delicious recipes before you head back into the kitchen today—we wish you luck as you try this one out! We would also love it if you would give us a star rating below.
Print the recipe below!
- 2 lbs salted dry roasted peanuts
- 2 7oz Lily's white baking chips or 1 11.5oz bag of regular white chips
- 2 7oz Lily's semi-sweet baking chips or 1 11.5oz bag of regular semi -sweet chips
- 2 7oz Lily's milk chocolate baking chips or 1 11.5oz bag of regular milk chocolate chips
- 10 oz bag of peanut butter chips
Pour all of the ingredients into your crock pot and cook on low.
Heat until melted and remove the insert so they don't continue cooking and burn.
Lay out some cookie sheets with wax paper or parchment paper.
Using a small cookie scoop, scoop these delicious chocolate peanut clusters on to the large baking sheets. You can flatten each one on the top with the back of your scoop if you want them to be more uniform.
Let cool in refrigerator for 1-2 hours.
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