Want something to bring to a party or give to family members for a special occasion? These white chocolate-coated peanut clusters can be put together in minutes and would be fun to make with your kids for your house or any friends and family.
What Do I Need?
All you need today for ingredients is some dry roasted peanuts and white almond bark. You’ll want to have a container that you can melt the almond bark in, as well as two spoons to dip peanuts with. And wax paper or parchment paper where your finished clusters can be placed to set.
Can I Use Chocolate Instead of Almond Bark?
Almond bark works great for these ideas since it’s made to easily melt and similarly easily set in place, but you’re definitely welcome to use white chocolate chips to meltdown with some coconut oil to thin it out and help the chocolate properly set. Both ways work just as fine.
How Can I Customize These?
There are tons of ways to customize and get creative with peanut clusters. You can add food dye to your chocolate to alter the color for a special theme or just for some fun, mix in other nuts to your clusters, add sprinkles on top of your little ones who want to have fun with sprinkles, and so much more.
Can Kids Make Peanut Clusters?
Your kids can easily help with these! You’ll need to help younger kiddos with the concept of how to coat the peanut clusters in chocolate or how to melt down the almond bark, but older kids can make this practically on their own for a creative outlet that they can share with the family.
Why Does My Almond Bark Burn?
The biggest mistake with melting down chocolate or almond bark is overheating it and burning your product. This is why almond bark is easier than chocolate since it won’t burn as easily in the microwave. But either way, just be sure to stir your melting chocolate every 20-30 seconds or less to prevent burning.
How Do I Store Peanut Clusters?
If you have a space that is away from heat, you can definitely place these peanut clusters into an air-tight container or decorative tin and leave them out for eating as you want. You can also arrange them on a display plate for events. If it gets too warm and you notice melting, store your clusters in a container or bag in the fridge.
When Can I Serve Peanut Clusters?
White chocolate peanut clusters are excellent treats for just about any occasion or event. You can bring them along to parties, keep at home for an occasional treat, make them for your kids, and so much more. They’re a yummy dessert without being too heavy on your stomach or too unhealthy, which is great!
What If I Don’t Like White Chocolate?
You’re definitely welcome to opt for other types of almond bark or chocolate in this, whether it be milk or dark chocolate. You can also make half the batch with white chocolate and half with another kind for more variety if you want to bring these for events or give them away for the holidays.
How Can I Make These More Healthy?
While having peanuts as the main element keeps this treat still fairly healthy, you can make them a little more healthy if you add different nuts for added benefits, mix in some dried fruits, serve alongside healthy dessert options, or just enjoy them more infrequently. There are plenty of ways to up the health value if you need to.
How easy is this? You have a super short ingredient list, can easily customize any aspect of your creation, and will have delicious peanut clusters ready in under an hour! Here’s the recipe for how to make your own version of this treat.
White Chocolate Coated Peanut Clusters
- 2 large jars dry roasted peanuts
- 1 ½ packages white almond bark
- Melt chocolate in microwave. Set the timer for 1-2 minutes at a time, stirring in between. When completely melted stir in peanuts till thoroughly coated.
- Using two spoons, drop a mound of coated peanuts onto wax paper. Let these sit until chocolate cools and sets.
- Once chocolate sets, remove clusters from wax paper and store them in your favorite tin or other air-tight containers.