Chocolate Covered Peanuts – Weekend Adventure in Getting Ready for Christmas

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This weekend’s adventure into cooking, was a little different than usual.

 

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I still got a dinner done over the weekend to have this week, but I’m all about getting ready for Christmas, so this weekend’s kitchen adventures included chocolate covered peanuts, turtles, peanut brittle and caramel popcorn. I’m going to try to get everything up this week, we see how it goes!

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The caramel popcorn tastes as good as it looks!

I’ve seen all over the internet that you can make chocolate cover peanuts in the slow cooker, and that is fine if that’s how you want to do it, but seriously, it’s so simple to do and faster to just melt your chocolate in the microwave, stir in your peanuts and spoon them into mini muffin pan lined with wrappers. And cleaning up the huge liner for the slow cooker would either take a lot of time or take up all my room in the dishwasher. Seriously, this method takes 10 minutes to do, so you choose your method, but I’m sticking with the microwave.

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I started making these years ago when my daughter was taking Karate lessons and her teacher loved chocolate.  My aunt lived next door to us and she was always making neat things with chocolate, so I sent bugs next door to ask my aunt for an easy recipe.  She came back with a block of almond bark and a can of cocktail peanuts, with the instructions to melt the chocolate in the microwave for 30 seconds until it was completely melted and then stir in the can of nuts and pour it onto a wax paper line cookie sheet and other than spooning them into mini muffin cups, I haven’t changed a thing. Thanks Aunt Barbara!

Chocolate Covered Peanuts

1 block of almond bark, white or chocolate

1 16 oz. can of cocktail peanut

In a large microwave safe bowl place the almond bark in and microwave at 30 second increments until completely melted, then stir cocktail peanut in until well covered, the spoon into mini muffin tin that’s been lined with wrappers.

I just pop them in a clear bags and you’ve got a great Christmas gift for neighbors or co-workers!

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This recipe was shared at The Country Cooks Potluck Party

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