2 ingredients chocolate peanut clusters

2 ingredients chocolate peanut clusters

Dive into the wonderful world of chocolate and peanut clusters with me today. These clusters of deliciousness are a perfect combination of chocolate and crunchy, salty peanuts. In this post, I'll take you through the steps to make these yummy 2 ingredients chocolate and peanut clusters and a few options to personalize them.

I ate store bought peanut clusters recently (don't judge me). I realized when I looked at the neverending ingredient list that I could make them at home so easily and they're way healthier.

To make these clusters, you'll only need two simple ingredients. Take good quality chocolate, salted and roasted peanuts and that's it !

The steps are so simple. You melt the dark chocolate to a temp of 50-55°C/122-131°F (for other types of chocolate, it would be 40-45°C/104-113°F), if you don't have a thermometer it's okay. The double boiler allows the chocolate to melt slowly, stop when it's fully melted and shiny. The biggest risk you're taking when not using a thermometer is that when the chocolate hardens it has white traces on it. But they're still perfectly edible either way.
You then add the peanuts, spoon your clusters onto a tray and leave them to set. Boom, done.

One of the beauty of this recipe is its flexibility. You can use white chocolate, milk chocolate or even dulcey chocolate. You can use pecans, walnuts or hazelnuts in place of the peanuts. You could also add a sprinkle of fleur de sel on top, crushed pistachios...etc. The sky is the limit.

2 ingredients chocolate peanut clusters (10 pieces) :

  • 150 g salted roasted peanuts
  • 200 g dark chocolate

Melt the chocolate over a double boiler until completely melted and shiny (until it reaches a temperature of 50°C/122°F if you have a thermometer).

When melted, add the peanuts straight to the bowl of melted chocolate and stir with a spatula until fully coated.

Spoon a tablespoon of the chocolate and peanut mix on a sheet pan covered with parchment paper. Repeat until you run out.

Let the chocolate set at room temperature for 10 minutes before refrigerating for at least 30 minutes before eating.

You can keep them in an airtight container in the fridge once they're set. Take them out 5 minutes before eating them.