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3 Ingredient Salted Choc Peanut Clusters {GF, DF, Vegan}

3 Ingredient Salted Choc Peanut Clusters {GF, DF, Vegan}

3 Ingredient Salted Choc Peanut Clusters {GF, DF, Vegan}

I've got two more Christmas inspired recipes for you this week and they have been specially created for those that are time poor or need a last minute Christmas recipe that doesn't need a lot of ingredients or a lot of work. These 3 Ingredient Salted Choc Peanut Clusters fit the bill and taste AMAZING. I know this because I ate so many I may have given myself a stomach ache. Ha. I was a little peckish when I was editing the video of these morsels. Don't forget to check it out at the end of this post.

I have a thing for chocolate and peanuts/peanut butter as you may already know. All you need to do is search the site to see all the peanut butter inspired recipes. I make no apologies. It's a weakness and as long as I can still stand the sight of the combination you will be getting choc peanut inspired recipes. This recipe is great for those that want something fancy to bring to a party that looks like you put a lot of work into the recipe when in fact you didn't. It takes longer to lick the bowl than to whip up these Salted Choc Peanut Clusters. 

3 Ingredient Salted Choc Peanut Clusters {GF, DF, Vegan}

Now I have used unsalted roasted peanuts in this recipe and if you think you could dodge adding salt to the recipe and just add roasted and salted peanuts I'm going to stop you right there. I have done this in another recipe and I find that the salted peanuts are just too salty for recipes like this. So I opt to add the salt in myself and go for unsalted peanuts instead of salted. It lets you add just the right amount of salt needed for a kick and not a salt explosion that will leave you wanting to dunk your head in a bucket of water because you're so thirsty. 

3 Ingredient Salted Choc Peanut Clusters {GF, DF, Vegan}

Good dark chocolate is also a must for this recipe. There isn't a lot of ingredients to this dish so the ones you use have to be good. I went for Lindt 70% dark chocolate. Just enough sweetness to counteract the salt and enough dark goodness for it to be kinda healthy for you. Dark chocolate healthy, right? No? Oh okay in moderation. Not like the whole block at once hey? Hmmmm. I might need to adjust my intake. I use dark Lindt chocolate in my cooking as it is dairy and gluten free and taste amazing. Find a chocolate that suits your taste and dietary requirements if you have any and go for it. 

The last step to these Salted Choc Peanut Clusters is a good pinch of sea salt flakes on the top. Sure you could use table salt but the salt flakes are just as much as for styling purposes as it is for flavour. The play between sweet and salty is my fave combo and with the addition of the crunch from the roasted peanuts, these little morsels may just be my favourite peanut and chocolate combo yet. Make sure you check out the little video I put together on how to create my Salted Chocolate Peanut Clusters. 

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3 Ingredient Salted Chocolate Peanut Clusters

by The Whimsical Wife

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: Nil

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Ingredients (Makes approx 15 morsels)

  • 200g 70% dark chocolate ( I used Lindt)
  • 1 cup roasted peanuts
  • salt flakes

Instructions

Line a baking tray with baking paper and set aside.

In a small microwavable bowl add the dark chocolate broken up into small pieces. Place in the microwave on high for 30-second increments until melted. Stir between each burst.

Once the chocolate is melted add a good pinch of salt flakes and stir to combine.

Add the peanuts and stir to coat in the melted chocolate.

Spoon small tablespoons of the mix onto the lined baking tray. Repeat until all the mixture is used.

Add a small sprinkle of salt flakes on the top of each morsel. Place in the fridge for an hour to firm up.

Serve immediately or keep in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a month.

Cooks Notes

Why not ramp up the flavour factor and add a pinch of chilli to the melted chocolate.

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