Another super easy edible gift to give for the holidays is Chocolate Covered Peanuts. It’s perfect for last minute gifting, they only take a couple minutes!
If you need to add a couple more edibles to use in your gift baskets, these chocolate covered peanuts are perfect!
What kind of chocolate is best for chocolate peanut clusters?
Use your favorite chocolate to make these nut clusters
Where to buy the chocolate wafers for peanut candies
Most good quality grocers carry chocolate discs in the bulk section. You can also pick them up at cooking supply specialty stores. If you cannot find any locally, where you live, I will leave some links below for online sources.
What nuts to use for these candies?
You can really use any nuts you have available. Or, just pick your favorite nut variety!
- Brazil Nuts
Can you use other items besides nuts?
Yes. Other popular chocolate gifts are made with coconut, dried fruits or raisins.
How to make chocolate covered peanuts
- Place chocolate wafers in double boiler over very low heat. Do not let water in bottom pot touch the top pot.
- Once the chocolate starts to melt, stir. Stir often, until melted.
- Continue to melt, until thoroughly melted.
- Immediately remove from heat. Add nuts. Stir.
Chocolate covered peanuts can be placed in decorative mini cupcake or candy papers, for gift giving. You can also drop teaspoons full on to parchment paper or waxed paper to make peanut clusters. Allow to cool.
How to store chocolate covered nuts
Homemade chocolates are best stored at room temperature, in an air tight container. They are also best when they are eaten within 7 days, so they are perfect for last minute gifting. The chocolate will have tendency to get a white cast to the outside, after 7 days. They are still, technically safe to eat, just not as pretty.
Other delicious edible gifts
- Chocolate Bourbon Fudge
- Spicy nuts
- Ambrosia Macaroons
- Raspberry Jam
- Chestnut Chocolate Truffles
- Hot Cocoa Mix
- The Ultimate List of Edible Gifts
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That’s how easy it is to make Chocolate Covered Peanuts. Place them in a pretty box, or just decorate them with pretty ribbons or paper and you have an easy, last minute gift! Thanks for stopping by today!
Enjoy! And have fun cooking!
Chocolate Covered Peanuts
- Place chocolate discs in top of double boiler. Do not let water in bottom pot touch upper pot.
- Heat water over very low heat.
- Stir when chocolate starts to melt. Stir often until totally melted.
- Remove from heat. Add nuts.
- Fill mini cupcake tin liners or candy liners, inserted into mini cupcake tins with chocolate mixture. Allow to cool for about 20 minutes, until hard.
- Chocolate can be dropped with tablespoon onto waxed paper or parchment paper. Allow to cool.
- Store in air tight container at room temperature for up to 7 days.
- Milk Chocolate
- Dark Chocolate
- Bittersweet Chocolate
- White Chocolate
- Dyed White Chocolate, for a festive touch!
- Brazil Nuts