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Easy Fudgy Salted Chocolate Peanut Clusters

chocolate peanut clusters sprinkled with salt and boxed in white tissue paper

Need a fast and easy treat to give as a gift or serve guests?  You are going to love these easy, fudgy salted chocolate peanut clusters!  I love homemade chocolates, but I'm not a huge fan of having to use a candy thermometer or having to stand at the stove stirring and watching carefully for ages.  These little clusters of happiness come together in just minutes - chocolate chips, sweetened condensed milk, some vanilla and peanuts are the only ingredients you need, (though I do recommend the flaked Malden salt to finish them off with.)  They are beautiful to look at and even more delicious to taste.

Variation tip:  You can use semi-sweet OR dark chocolate chips for these!  (Milk chocolate chips would work too, but would definitely be a lot sweeter.)  Also, try switching the peanuts for pecans, walnuts, cashews or macadamia nuts!  There are so many combinations you can enjoy!

Ingredients:
  • 2 cups chocolate chips
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups peanuts, (salted)
  • Maldon sea salt flakes, (optional but the BEST)
Instructions:
  1. In a non-stick large saucepan, add the chocolate chips and sweetened condensed milk and melt over medium heat until it's smooth.  
  2. Remove from heat, stir in the vanilla, then stir in the peanuts.  
  3. Scoop the mixture on to a waxed paper lined baking sheet using a small cookie scoop.  If you want, sprinkle with a little Malden sea salt at this point to give them a little extra little bit of fancy, (optional, but FABULOUS.)  
  4. Let them completely cool and set, then transfer to an airtight container and refrigerate until firm - at least two hours, then serve!  (Note, these are best stored in the refrigerator.)

Chocolate Peanut Clusters boxed with white tissue paper

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