Sunday, January 26, 2014

Crockpot Chocolate Peanut Raisin Clusters

If you can use a Crockpot (and you don't mind the wait), you can make these easy melt in your mouth Chocolate Peanut Raisin Clusters. There's nothing better than peanut, raisins and chocolate all in one bite! But be careful, your friends and family will fight you for the last one!

I have made these several times using this recipe. However, I wanted to use up the chocolate chips I had leftover from the holidays and really wanted to add raisins. This is the recipe that I came up with:

In a crockpot, add 1 (12 oz.) bag of white chocolate chips, 1 1/2 bags (18 oz.) mini semi-sweet chocolate chops, 4 oz of Baker's chocolate, and 1 tsp of shortening, such as Crisco (do not use butter, margarine, or oil).

Set the slow cooker / Crockpot on low. Cook on low for 3 hours

After 3 hours you will see the chocolate chips and bake's chocolate has melted.

 Stir and mix well 

 Add raisins and stir to mix well. Let stand 10 minutes

 Drop by heaping tablespoons onto parchment paper

 Let cool and serve! Yum!


12 ounces white chocolate chips
18 ounces mini semi-sweet chocolate chips (1 1/2 bags of mini chips)
4 ounces sweet German chocolate
1 teaspoon Crisco shortening
16 ounces lightly salted dry roasted peanuts
1 cup raisins (I would use more next time but this is what I had on hand)


Place all ingredients in crockpot except the raisins). Cook on low for 3 hours (* Don't touch just leave it be - it's ok). After 3 hours, turn pot off, mix, add raisins, stir to mix well. Let sit for 20 minutes. Cover a large surface with waxed or parchment paper. Stir mixture completely. Drop by teaspoons full onto paper. Let harden and store in airtight containers.

Notes:  Crockpots cook at different heat levels so you may want to check after 2 hours.


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