Chocolate Covered Peanuts

Pinterest Hidden Image

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!

Chocolate covered peanuts in colorful wrappers on white plate.Pin
Chocolate Covered Peanuts

If you need to add a couple more edibles to use in your gift baskets, these chocolate covered peanuts are perfect!

Save This Recipe form

Want To Save This Recipe?

Enter your email below & we'll send it straight to your inbox. Plus you’ll get great new recipes from us every week!

What kind of chocolate is best for chocolate peanut clusters?

Use your favorite chocolate to make these nut clusters

  • Milk Chocolate
  • Dark Chocolate
  • Bittersweet Chocolate
  • White Chocolate
  • Dyed White Chocolate, for a festive touch!
Chocolate covered nuts on white plate and in gift box.Pin
Chocolate Covered Peanuts

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!

  • Peanuts
  • Cashews
  • Almonds
  • Pistachios
  • Walnuts
  • Hazelnuts
  • Brazil Nuts
  • Pecans

Can you use other items besides nuts?

Yes. Other popular chocolate gifts are made with coconut, dried fruits or raisins. You can also make a filled chocolate by adding a spoonful of caramel in the center. You can also top each candy with sea salt or kosher salt for a salted chocolate flavor.

What you need

  • chocolate wafers – flat round discs use for candies and baking. They can contain a variety of ingredients, depending on which type and brand you choose. Including; cacao beans, cane syrup, soy lecithin, milk products, cocoa butter and others)
  • peanuts (or nuts of your choice)

How to make chocolate covered peanuts

  1. Place chocolate wafers in double boiler on your stove top over very low heat. Do not let water in bottom pot touch the top pot.
  2. Once the chocolate starts to melt, stir. Stir often, until melted.
  3. Continue to melt, until thoroughly melted. (You can also melt the chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on high for 30 second bursts. Stir in between sessions.)
  4. Immediately remove from heat. Add nuts. Stir.
Chocolate discs in pan. Chocolate stirred, beginning to melt. Totally melted chocolate. Nuts added to chocolate.Pin

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 wax paper to make peanut clusters. Allow to cool.

If you are using almonds, make almond bark by placing it in an large baking sheet lined with parchment, waxed paper or plastic wrap.

How to store chocolate covered nuts

Homemade chocolates are best stored at room temperature, in an airtight container 65-68°F. Never keep your chocolates in the refrigerator the fridge will cause “chocolate bloom”. This is the discoloration of the chocolate. It forms a swirling whitish cast. They are still safe to eat but this does affect the appearance, flavor and texture.

They are also best when they are eaten within 7-10 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

If you are interested in other delicious Edible Gifts, here are over 100 options!

Close up of Chocolate covered nuts.Pin

Don’t forget to sign up to my newsletter, so that you don’t miss any new recipes! Only 1 email per week, on Fridays! Sign up form is below!

If you try this recipe, let me know how you like it in the comments below! I would love to hear from you!
Also, don’t forget to FOLLOW ME on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest!

Tools I Use to Make

Contains affiliate links, for full disclosure, see FTC Disclosure, here.

Chocolate covered peanuts in gift box.Pin

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!


Binky’s SignaturePin
chocolate covered peanuts on white platePin

Chocolate Covered Peanuts

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!
See Step by Step Photos Above!Most of our recipes have step by step photos and videos! Also helpful tips so that you can make it perfectly the first time and every time! Scroll up to see them!
5 from 4 votes
Print Pin Rate
Course: Dessert, Gift
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Drying time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 12 candies
Calories: 130kcal
Author: Beth Neels
Cost: $5



  • 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.
See all of my favorite tools and gift ideas on my New Amazon Store!Check out Binky’s Amazon Store!


Notes: Chocolate options to use are
  • Milk Chocolate
  • Dark Chocolate
  • Bittersweet Chocolate
  • White Chocolate
  • Dyed White Chocolate, for a festive touch!
Nut options to use are
  • Peanuts
  • Cashews
  • Almonds
  • Pistachios
  • Walnuts
  • Hazelnuts
  • Brazil Nuts
You can also use dried fruits and raisins.
Store chocolates at room temperature for up to 7 days.
Great for gifting! 


Calories: 130kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Sodium: 4mg | Potassium: 100mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 10g | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 1mg
Get New Recipes Sent to Your Inbox Every Friday!Sign up to our newsletter Binky’s Culinary Carnival!

Originally published


  1. This cupcake looks delicious, and it is simple to make. This coming March will be having a fiesta in our town here in the Philippines, and I am considering to use this recipe for the kids. Thank you

  2. 5 stars
    I was just wondering what I was going to do for my hubby for Valentine’s Day, and now I know! He’s going to love this chocolate covered peanuts! Two of his favorite things rolled into one!

  3. 5 stars
    I love that this recipe is super easy! I am making these peanuts for Valentine’s Day tonight 🙂 Can’t wait to try them!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating