Peanut Clusters

Peanuts and chocolate. Is there anything better? These little clusters are rich, dark and moreish. I have a major sweet tooth and generally can’t keep sweets in the house as they disappear very quickly. But with stress and life comes the need for chocolate and these take a mere minute to make when the cravings kick in.

The combination of dark chocolate, peanuts and peanut butter makes these a lot more nourishing and satisfying than your regular block of chocolate. But it can be hard to stop at one!

Peanut Clusters

1/3 cup raw cacao

1 tbsp coconut oil

3 tbsp cacao butter

1 tbsp peanut butter

3 tbsp rice malt syrup or maple syrup or honey

1 splash vanilla extract

1 tsp carob powder

pinch of salt

¾ cup roasted unsalted peanuts

Method:

  1. Melt cacao butter and coconut oil together in a microwave (about 2-3 minute)
  2. Add rice malt syrup and peanut butter and beat together until well combined
  3. Add cacao powder, carob powder, vanilla and salt and mix until well combined.
  4. Check for sweetness. Add more rice malt syrup or honey if you like your chocolate a bit sweeter
  5. Stir through peanuts
  6. Make clusters by dropping 1 tsp of the mixture onto a tray and place in the fridge until firm.

* Note: If you don’t have carob powder, don’t stress! You can just leave it out. I just like to add it to give the chocolate a bit more sweetness without adding a sugar (rice malt syrup and maple syrup still contain sugars). Also if you don’t have cacao butter, you can just use coconut oil. It may mean the chocolate is a bit drippier (or perfect on ice-cream) but is still delicious.

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