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Stir in peanuts and spoon onto wax paper covered cookie sheet. Place in refrigerator for at least 1 hour to set.
By Deeli from Richland, WA
By Robin from Washington, IA
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Melt chocolate in top of double boiler. Remove from heat. Add milk and peanuts, mixing thoroughly. Drop by teaspoonful on buttered sheet. Chill several hours.
By Robin from Washington, IA
Actually you don't need to add the milk, just melt the chocolate chips and stir in peanuts. (01/15/2007)
Sounds great, but I'd use semisweet chocolate chips and nuke them with the sweetened condensed milk and 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract on medium in the microwave. I do this sort of thing in 99 second increments, stirring well in between. for this amount I'd probably run it three times at 99 sec. per time, and stir in the nuts after the third run. Double boilers are so Last Century! (I'm kidding, Robin, but the microwave really does make life easier for me!) (01/15/2007)
Why use condensed milk if you don't need to? What does it do to make them better and what does the vanilla do? We are cheap at our house, just the chocolate chips and nuts are good enough for us. (01/16/2007)
Janet: Some people, like me, prefer our chocolate to be a little softer and creamier, and we enjoy the vanilla flavor. (01/16/2007)
By Marge Mayhew
Melt chocolate chips in saucepan over med heat until melted. Stirring constantly. Stir in peanuts. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto wax paper lined cookie sheet. Heat vanilla candy coating in saucepan over low heat until melted. Stirring constantly. Drizzle a small amount over each cluster swirl gently with a toothpick to create a marble effect. Chill 30 minutes or until firm
By IMAQT1962 from ILLINOIS
I am looking for a recipe for chocolate peanut clusters. Any help much desired and appreciated
Mel from Canada
I have a real easy way to make some things, hope it helps. Just for a simple recipe, melt a pack of chocolate morsels in the double boiler. Add a little bit of cooking paraffin or wax, then just put the peanuts in the chocolates when it's melted. Put the by the spoonful out on wax paper and let them cool. It's that simple! (01/06/2005)
Take 1/2 package of vanilla almond bark (6 Squares) and place in a 2 quart microwavable dish along with 1 package of chips. MICROWAVE FOR 2-3 MINUTES ( depends on Micro)
Use a tablespoon to whip for the count of 100 (this makes it smooth). Put in 8-12 ounces of peanuts (any kind). (I prefer to chop the peanuts). Mix thoroughly.
Drop the mixture on a cookie sheet ( I use a metal one) using tablespoons)
Place in the refrigerator for 1/2 to 1 hour, until it separates from the sheet when you snap it.
Place in zip lock bags and freeze. They might sweat a little when taken out of the refrigerator.(no problem)
I have used Spanish, dry roasted, honey roasted, old fashioned, Virginia large, and all other peanuts.
Also, use any chips.I have used cherry, raspberry, white chocolate, peanut butter/chocolate, and all others.
I purchase the nuts at Sam's in the large cans.
Good eating to you all. (11/03/2006)
Use chocolate almond bark. Use all or half of the package. Use 12 oz. of peanuts with half of the package and 16 oz. for entire package.
Melt the chocolate in a microwave safe dish (I use a casserole dish with a lid) according to package directions. When all is melted add the peanuts and drop by spoonfuls onto wax paper. When cooled they will peel right off the paper.
Couldn't be easier! (12/23/2007)
Melt white chocolate and chocolate chips. Stir in peanuts.