These chocolate butter toffee peanut clusters re one of those easy chocolate candy recipes that are a Holiday must have on the tray of goodies for the family.
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If I am making this recipe around the Holidays, I use melting chocolate and my favorite is Ambrosia. However, if I make this at another time throughout the year, melting chocolate chips works too.
Butter Toffee Peanuts
While you can make butter toffee peanuts, it is one step that I decided to leave up to someone else. I like to purchase one can of them and make one batch for the Holidays. They are a nice filler for candy trays and by using butter toffee peanuts already made, just saves me time. Someday, I might try and tackle making this on my own as it is just sugar, water, and butter. It is probably easier than what I think.
Cookie Scoop Used for Candy
I have a number of cookie scoops for a variety of recipes. There is a 1 – inch scoop that I use for all of my chocolate candies, however; it is really hard to find in my local stores. Here is a nice 1 – inch cookie scoop that works nicely for making chocolate candies.
Chocolate Candy Options
The butter toffee peanuts can be swapped out in this recipe, or you can add to the recipe. Here are some options to think about. Just make sure that there is enough chocolate to decently cover whatever it is you add.
- Dried Cranberries
- Dried Blueberries
- Pecan Pieces
- Dried Apricots Diced
- Dried Pineapple Diced
While this recipe is shown using milk chocolate, be creative and make this for your taste buds. You can certainly swap out the milk chocolate for dark chocolate or even white chocolate.
Melting Chocolate Tutorial
If you want to have a more detailed tutorial on melting chocolate in the microwave, that can be found here.
Chocolate Butter Toffee Peanut Clusters
- 10.5 Oz. Butter Toffee Peanuts
- 16 oz. Chocolate
- Melt chocolate in a microwave save bowl one minute at a time. Making sure to stir in between each minute of cooking. (Caution, do not heat for more than a minute at a time without stirring as it has a tendency to burn).
- Once the chocolate is melted, add the butter toffee peanuts.
- Mix the chocolate and the butter toffee peanuts until the peanuts are well coated. Using a 1 inch scoop, drop the peanut/chocolate mixture on a waxed paper lined cookie sheet.
- Refrigerate until firm or put somewhere cool to harden. About 45 minutes.
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You can find Victoria crocheting, quilting, and creating recipes. She has cooked in restaurants for over 20 years, including many larger parties. She learned to crochet when she was just 11 years old and has been crocheting ever since; over 50 years now. Over 40 years ago, she loved her first class in sewing and continues to hone her skills in quilting. Many have enjoyed the handmade gifts over the years. In her professional career, she has worked in management in a wide variety of businesses including higher education as a dean of a division. All the while attending college part-time to achieve her doctorate in higher education with an emphasis in e-learning.