I’m a big fan of simple recipes, especially when they mix salt and sweet, as well as smooth and crunchy. These little clusters are such a fun thing to quickly make, and I feel like they bridge the gap between snack and dessert, they’re like a little bit of both! All you need is some chocolate to melt, some peanuts to roast and some salt to sprinkle and job’s a good ‘un, as they say!
I’ve been loving experimenting with easy cluster recipes, so you might see a couple more coming your way soon! They disappear ever so quickly in my house so make sure you’ve prepared a hiding place for them first if you’ve got similar chocoholic housemates! Although having said that, I’ve been trying to teach my kids that sharing is caring, and it does help to have other people around so that I don’t accidentally eat the whole batch at once – it’s very easily done!
- 1 cup peanuts
- Pinch of salt
- 1 cup chocolate, for melting
Preheat your oven to 180C, then pour the peanuts onto a lined baking tray, sprinkle the salt on top and bake for 15 minutes or until golden on top. Leave to cool while you melt the chocolate.
Place the chocolate in a bowl over a saucepan with two inches of water in on a low heat, stirring gently until melted. Remove from the heat and stir in the peanuts, then on the same lined baking sheet dollop spoonfuls of the mixture. Place in the fridge to set, sprinkle with a little extra salt to taste and enjoy!
Love, Mrs H xx