Wednesday, March 27, 2013
I made them on Monday afternoon. They are gone - every last one. What does that tell you? But, the good news is, I have enough supplies on hand to make another batch. What can be better than chocolate covered peanuts? Chocolate. Peanuts. Let me think. Mmmm, not a whole lot.
These are easy, easy, easy. No candy thermometer needed, prep time took just a few minutes. I saw this recipe a while back on PlainChicken.com which is one of my favorite recipe sites. She always has easy recipes that are super tasty. I haven't made a loser yet.
Our two oldest grandsons spent the night on Monday night, so I made these for them (and us) to enjoy while we watched a movie together. They ate their share let me tell you and I sent a large zip lock bag full home with them the next day. We enjoyed the rest. Dan ate most of them. Really. He did.
Here is what you need to make these. You won't believe how easy they are.
Here is how you make these babies.
Separate the squares of almond bark. I simply used a sharp knife and pressed the point of it in the indents between the big squares. They break right apart. I put them in a double boiler over hot water and they melt very quickly. If you don't have a double boiler, use a big glass bowl over a deep pan with about an inch of water in it heated to simmer. Just stir until it all melts. Now, open the can of peanuts and dump them all in. Stir to coat all the peanuts. Is that easy or what?
Now, using a tablespoon, drop mounds of the chocolate-peanut mixture on waxed paper and let them sit until they are firm and dry. Took about an hour maybe. When they are firmly set, peel them off the waxed paper. Done.
Look how delicious these look. All those peanuts covered in chocolate. It is an awesome combination. They would be wonderful to add to an adult gift basket from "Mr. or Ms. Bunny". Just a thought.
You have lots of time to whip up a batch for Easter to share with guests or for giving. Maybe, you should double the batch so you will have plenty for your own enjoyment. You will be glad you did.
Things to Remember
“All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt.” Charles M. Schultz