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Chocolate Peanut Drops Recipe
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Chocolate Peanut Drops Recipe

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This is a recipe that I got from a friend, who got it from her sister, and between the three of us we've handed it out everywhere! The chocolatey candies couldn't be easier to make in the slow cooker and depending on the size of your spoon, you can get at least several dozen candies from this one recipe. So easy and great for gifts.—Anita Bell, Hermitage, Tennessee
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 1-1/2 hours + standing
MAKES:132 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 1-1/2 hours + standing
MAKES: 132 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 ounces German sweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1 package (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 4 packages (10 to 12 ounces each) white baking chips
  • 2 jars (16 ounces each) lightly salted dry roasted peanuts

Nutritional Facts

1 piece equals 102 calories, 7 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 1 mg cholesterol, 31 mg sodium, 8 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a 6-qt. slow cooker, layer ingredients in order listed (do not stir). Cover and cook on low for 1-1/2 hours. Stir to combine. (If chocolate is not melted, cover and cook 15 minutes longer; stir. Repeat in 15-minute increments until chocolate is melted.)
  2. Drop mixture by rounded tablespoonfuls onto waxed paper. Let stand until set. Store in an airtight container at room temperature. Yield: about 11 dozen.
Chocolate Peanut Bark: Cook chocolate mixture as directed; spread into two 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. waxed paper-lined baking pans. Refrigerate 30 minutes or until firm. Cut into bite-sized pieces.
Originally published as Chocolate Peanut Drops in Taste of Home Everyday Slow Cooker & One Dish Recipes Annual 2013, p94

Nutritional Facts

1 piece equals 102 calories, 7 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 1 mg cholesterol, 31 mg sodium, 8 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.

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Reviewed Oct. 27, 2014

"The ingredients are a bit expensive to buy, but the recipe makes LOTS of candy. Super easy and super tasty. My friends and family were all impressed with these peanut clusters! Follow the instructions precisely and it's a no-fail recipe. Highly recommended!"

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Reviewed Oct. 15, 2014 Edited Dec. 14, 2014

"I have this recipe in an old cookbook called No-Fail Peanut Clusters with a couple of slight variations. As last ingredient 3 pounds of almond bark instead of white chocolate chips are used - I break them up on the score lines. Cook 3 hours on low. Do not remove lid. Let cool 15-20 minutes. Mix thoroughly and drop by teasopoonfuls on wax paper (I use parchment.) Cool completely. Store in airtight container. Made 12 dozen from the recipe for our recent church bazaar and they all sold. Many asked for the recipe. The quantity makes them perfect for Christmas cookie/candy exchange. Love sisters making together in original submission here - I was tired of dropping them by the end!

addes note 12-14-2014 I just made these for our church christmas cookie sale and by lucky chance used my mini muffin paper cups (Christmas- themed) and dropped by teaspoonful into the paper cups which made sizes slightly smaller and much easier to package. I put in some repurposed mini cupcake plastic packaging which had held 24 cupcakes and had covers. I put these packages with candy on the trunk of the car in our attached Minnesota-cool garage to set up! It worked great - the candies had a nice size for sale. I took the candy in the plastic containers to the sale so next time, I'll use the mini muffin papers again and just put in my mini muffin baking pan to set up."

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Reviewed Dec. 23, 2013

"This was the best tasting candy I have ever made. I always favor the peanut clusters from Trader Joes but these are even better. So creamy and smooth they just melt in your mouth."

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