Toffee Peanut Clusters
Total TimePrep/Total Time: 30 min.
- 1-1/2 pounds milk chocolate candy coating, coarsely chopped
- 1 jar (16 ounces) dry roasted peanuts
- 1 package (8 ounces) milk chocolate English toffee bits
- In a microwave, melt candy coating; stir until smooth. Stir in peanuts and toffee bits. Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls onto waxed paper-lined baking sheets. Let stand until set. Store in an airtight container.
Nutrition Facts1 each: 123 calories, 8g fat (4g saturated fat), 3mg cholesterol, 78mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 fat, 1 starch.
Feb 11, 2018
i have made this before . it is so easy to make . i love it
Dec 14, 2015
I made this recipe today for an upcoming event and have to admit that these candies are delicious. I would make some changes next time, though. I would add some shortening to the chocolate candy before melting and I would start out by adding only half of the peanuts and toffee bits. These turned out good but were on the dry side. They are delicious and I will be making these again.I recommend this recipe as a Volunteer Field Editor.
Dec 13, 2014
My teenager makes these for her teachers at Christmas and calls them "reindeer poop". It's a great go- to recipe when you need to make a lot of treats. Super quick, super easy and inexpensive.
Sep 7, 2014
I prepared these candies 9/7/14. I DID use 1 package (14-oz.) dark chocolate Make and Mold candy wafers, 1 lb. of dry roasted peanuts, 1 Tbsp. vegetable shortening and 8-oz. Heath "Bits of Brickle" Toffee Bits.I used my double boiler and melted the candy wafers with 1Tbsp. shortening over hot boiling water and stirred until smooth. Then I stirred in the peanuts and toffee bits and dropped onto waxed paper-lined baking sheets and chilled in my refrigerator until set. I didn't get 5 dozen-I'd say that I got about 3 to 3-1/2 dozen clusters! divvied the candies up between 3 airtight containers and stored them in my refrigerator to keep cool!This recipe is really simple to prepare and I'm glad I tried it! I'll be keeping this recipe in mind when I want to prepare quick candies! Thank you, JoyDulaney for sharing your recipe! This IS a 5* recipe!
Apr 8, 2014
I don't know why I never thought of adding toffee bits to peanut clusters before! The sweet and salty combination between toffee and dry roasted peanuts is fabulous. One batch I did need to use almonds as a replacement, still very good but the saltiness of the dry roasted peanuts cuts through the sweetness of the chocolate and toffee. I have also dropped by spoonfuls into mini cupcake liners for use on a dessert table. Looked great! This is a great 'clusters' recipe to try.
Dec 17, 2012
Love the addition of the toffee bits, and s easy!
Dec 9, 2012
I substituted 2 bags of Guirradelli milk chocolate plus two tsp shortening for the candy coating, melting it carefully @ 50%. I used only half each of the toffee and peanuts and it was perfect! Using full amounts would've been too chunky.
Dec 20, 2011
I have been making this for the last several years it is one of the quickest and best little candies. I have had nothing but rave revues and many ask for a repeat every year.
Dec 4, 2011
I don't care for the sweetness of the toffee bits. Very, very sweet! Super fast and easy to make. I'm brainstorming about what else to try with the peanuts and chocolate? ? ? marshmallows? raisins? caramel bits? pretzels? craisins? I'll play with this.
Oct 23, 2011
I wasn't expecting much with only 3 ingredients, but was wrong. We devoured these in no time. This will not only be on my Christmas Candy list, but we'll enjoy these throughout the year - a quick, simple, treat!
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