An easy-to-make Caramel Drizzled Chocolate Peanut Clusters recipe that is sure to please your family and friends this holiday season, or any time of the year!
Can you believe we’re already less than two weeks away from Christmas?! I’m quickly trying to wrap up all things holiday related, as I’m sure many of you are! Today I’ve teamed up with a group of design bloggers to participate in a virtual cookie exchange! I’m sharing my easy-to-make Caramel Drizzled Chocolate Peanut Clusters Recipe I recently made. It’s so delicious and perfect for any holiday parties you may be attending or neighbor gifts you have yet to give! It makes a lot, and it’s super easy to put the recip together!
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Any time I need a tasty and easy recipe, I turn to my mom for recommendations. For as long as I can remember, she’s hosted an annual cookie exchange luncheon each December. She’s literally tried hundreds of cookie and sweets recipes over the past several decades! So, you can all thank her for this delicious one – along with my addition of the caramel topping 😉 Let’s head into our kitchen for all the details!
Last year for this virtual cookie exchange, I made this Dark Chocolate Coconut Caramel Sea Salt Macaroons recipe. This year, I’m sharing our new favorite – Caramel Drizzled Chocolate Peanut Clusters! Both are so sweetly delicious and perfect for the holidays.
Before we jump into the recipe, here’s a shot of all the ingredients laid out on our counter and my favorite striped marble board. I knew immediately there was no way this could be a bad recipe. Just look at the ingredients! Chocolate white and milk, plus peanuts and caramel!
Following are the step-by-step instructions and ingredients required to make these caramel drizzled chocolate peanut clusters!
- 2 lbs white almond bark
- 4 oz semi-sweet chocolate baking bar bar (I used Baker's brand)
- 12 oz bag semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 36 oz container of dry roasted peanuts, lightly salted
- 1 jar Smucker's Simple Delight Salted Caramel Ice Cream Topping (or caramel topping of your choice)
- Place all the chocolate in a large crockpot.
- Cook on low for approx 30-60 minutes (time will vary depending on crockpot), or until all chocolate is melted. Stir frequently to ensure it doesn't burn around the edges and bottom.
- Turn off crockpot, add peanuts, and stir until thoroughly mixed.
- Take a teaspoon and drop large spoonfuls of the mixture onto wax paper.
- Cool completely.
- Drizzle with caramel topping. I filled a sandwich bag with about three tablespoons of caramel, cut a small hole in the tip of the bag, and then drizzled.
- Once everything has cooled, store in an airtight container.
- Yield varies depending on size of clusters. I made fairly large clusters and had about 48 pieces with one set of ingredients.
So simple with very little effort! The hardest part of the whole baking process was trying to keep my countertops (and hands) semi-clean. So much melted goodness! But, once it all cools and hardens you’ll quickly realize it was worth all the mess. These caramel drizzled chocolate peanut clusters are so delicious – and rather addicting! We ate our fair share of them over Thanksgiving weekend.
If you plan to save these treats for a few weeks, I’d recommend storing them in the fridge (or freezer) in an airtight container! We’ve already shared about half of ours, but plan to use the remainder when we host Christmas in a few weeks.
I hope you give these sweet treats a try and love them as much as we do!
Now, as part of this virtual cookie exchange, be sure to check out all the other recipes below!
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