Peanut Clusters
Author: Betsy Cohen
Prep time: 15 mins
Cook time: 50 mins
Total time: 1 hour 5 mins
  • 2 pounds raw Virginia peanuts
  • 2 pounds semisweet or dark chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • sea salt, optional
  1. For the peanut clusters:
  2. Preheat the oven to 275°. Place the peanuts on a baking sheet and bake until roasted, about 50 minutes, stirring periodically.
  3. Remove from the oven and cool completely.
  4. Melt the chocolate and oil in a large bowl. Add cooled peanuts and stir until the peanuts are completely covered.
  5. Line two baking sheets with aluminum foil.
  6. Use a large spoon to form clusters on the baking sheets. Leave a little space between clusters. Sprinkle with sea salt, if desired.
  7. Place in the freezer to set.
  8. Betsy's tidbits:
  9. If you are short on time, you may buy already roasted peanuts. Avoid those with salt.
  10. I like large Peanut Clusters. If you prefer smaller ones, use a smaller spoon to scoop the mixture.
Additional time is needed for the peanuts to cool.
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