Chocolate Covered Peanut Recipes

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Try these Chocolate Covered Peanut Recipes if you love that crunchy nutty taste that comes from chocolate coated peanuts.

I don't know about you, but I am so thankful that I am not one of the unfortunate people who are allergic to peanuts.

I have really learned to love chocolate peanuts over the years. Add a little caramel to the mix and I simply can't resist! Even a simple Snickers bar will do for me as a great snack. 

Sometimes it is nice to just order some chocolate covered peanuts so you don't have to go to any trouble or mess. Not that it's really much trouble to make your own, but I do like to indulge myself from time to time or even order a gift for a friend. 

Here are a few choices if you decide to go all out and order in bulk to make your own party favors or cater for a special event. Or, just skip down to the chocolate covered peanut recipes...

Chocolate Peanut Bites

  • 1 1/2 packages chocolate chips 
  • 1 package butterscotch chips
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 5 cups mini marshmallows
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 2 cups salted peanuts
  • 1 cup peanut butter

Melt the chocolate and butterscotch chips together in the microwave or in a double boiler, stirring until smooth. (Do not overheat in the microwave. Stir every 30 seconds.)

Add the peanut butter and beat until smooth. Stir in marshmallows, raisins, and peanuts. 

Pour mixture into foil lined 9x13 inch pan and chill for at least 2 hours.

Lift candy out of pan and cut into 1 inch squares. Yummmm!

Chocolate Nut Balls

  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate, chips or pieces
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup powdered sugar, sifted
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup flaked coconut
  • 1/2 cup peanuts, chopped 
  • Dash salt
  • Flaked coconut

In a medium saucepan melt chocolate and butter over low heat, stirring frequently. Remove from heat and allow to cool until lukewarm.

Beat in egg until smooth and glossy. Add sifted powdered sugar, vanilla, and salt; mix well. Stir in the 1/2 cup flaked coconut and chopped peanuts. Chill mixture about 1 hour.

Form into 1 inch balls and roll in remaining flaked coconut. Place on a wax paper covered tray and chill for 3 hours until firm. Recipe makes about 30.

Chocolate Peanutty Clusters

  • 1 1/2 lbs almond bark
  • 1 package chocolate chips
  • 4 Hershey bars
  • 27 ounces spanish peanuts

Preheat oven to 175 degrees F. Place almond bark in a cast iron skillet and place in preheated oven. Turn off the heat.

Allow bark to melt for 15-20 minutes. Remove from oven and add crumbled Hershey bars and chocolate chips. Mix well. 

Stir in nuts and drop by spoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheet. Chill in refrigerator for 30 minutes or let stand overnight to set.

These are just a few ideas of different chocolate covered peanut recipes to get you started. I hope you enjoy them!

If you have any other favorite chocolate covered peanut recipes that you would like to share, please use the form at the bottom of the page and share them with us.

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What Do You Like Covered In Chocolate?

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