recipe / Seasonal Celebrations

EAT: Chocolate Peanut Clusters

Well, it’s been an entire week since the Easter Bunny hopped out of town, leaving me with three chocolate bunnies that have not been gobbled up just yet.

leftover chocolate Easter bunny candy

Some were gifts and some were decor for the season; like this one that filled an apothecary jar in the kitchen for a few weeks leading up until Easter.

Easter decor apothecary jar with chocolate bunny

You see, I love chocolate … don’t get me wrong.  But I like it with “stuff” in it.  Nuts, marshmallows, anything with texture and bite.  Now, Dear Hubs and Lil B appear to be more purists but I will have surely bumped my head if I unleash Lil B on a FULL chocolate bunny!

So you see, the reality is that those chocolate bunnies will sit in my pantry until I have my next pantry purge party and toss “old” things in the trash or it will be stored away thinking “I can always just melt the chocolate for something”.

Well, that’s exactly what I did.  After procuring just one can of party peanuts; I melted those bunnies down and made a yummy treat that’s more edible around these parts.  To make, simply melt the chocolate in the microwave; stirring every 30 seconds or so.  Then, mix equal 1 oz of chocolate to 1 oz of peanuts.  Stir until peanuts are coated.  After the mixture looks really yummy and you are about to eat it by the spoonful warm; spread it on a piece of parchment paper and pop that in the fridge to cool.

chocolate covered peanut candy recipe

Once cooled, just break into clusters like you would brittle.  I’m sure you could also drop the mixture by spoonfuls rather than smearing it on the paper.  But … aint nobody got time for that!  The messier and faster the better on this one!

On one hand, I wish I’d left the bunnies in tact; simply because I can’t stop eating this chocolate peanut goodness!

chocolate covered peanut recipe

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