Slow Cooker Chocolate Nut Clusters

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Author: Heather
Category: Desserts
Published Date: 02/25/2022
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In honor of National Chocolate Covered Nut Day (which happens to be today), I am sharing the easiest way to make chocolate nut clusters, using your slow cooker. You’ll want to print this one out because they not only make a delicious snack, but they make a great gift as well! You may remember reading that I worked in a chocolate factory when I was in college. I remember walking into work that first day and seeing these giant machines that slowly stirred the chocolate and kept it smooth and melted. The owner shared that it was the secret to making the best chocolate and that if for some reason I was making chocolate at home, I should do one of two things. 1) Use a hair dryer, on a low warm setting to heat up the chocolate in a bowl and stir continuously until it melts or 2) Use a slow cooker on a low setting to melt the chocolate evenly.  chocolate nut clusters close up of chocolate nut cluster

Can I use any types of nuts?

Absolutely! We chose peanuts and cashews because they happen to be our favorite nuts. You can use pecans, walnuts, hazelnuts, macadamia nuts, etc. That’s the beauty of this recipe. You can switch it up every single time for a different result.

Why do you use two different types of chocolate?

This is a preference thing. While you don’t have to use two, I find that it gives the chocolate nut clusters more depth of flavor. I usually choose one sweet chocolate and one semi-sweet or dark. You can also use dark chocolate and white chocolate together.

Do I have to use a specific type of peanut butter?

No matter what brand, I highly recommend crunchy peanut butter. On the day I was making these chocolate nut clusters, I happened to receive a box with Fix and Fogg Super Crunchy Peanut Butter inside. It’s quite literally the best peanut butter I’ve tried in a long time. I love that it’s non-GMO, vegan, and KETO friendly. It contains no sugar or additives.  yellow scalloped plate with a snack close up of the inside of a chocolate nut cluster

Can I freeze these chocolate nut clusters?

Yes! You definitely can. This will solidify them much quicker. However, be careful when you bite into one as this may make them much harder on your teeth. If you plan to remove them and let them sit out for a bit before people eat them, definitely freeze them so they don’t melt.

Where do I buy flake salt?

Remember that box I just told you about, that contained the peanut butter? Well, they also sent a small jar of flake salt (it was pure luck but also super convenient because I didn’t have to run out to the store). I usually purchase flake salt on Amazon. They may also sell it at your local grocery store, though I haven’t checked mine in a while.

Can I leave off the flake salt?

The nuts you use will likely already have salt in them so you definitely don’t have to use the flake salt. I find that it adds to the flavor and makes these chocolate nut clusters the best salty and sweet snack ever.  homemade chocolate a delicious snack Now that I’ve hopefully answered all of the questions you have about these slow cooker chocolate nut clusters, let’s get to the recipe. I want to mention that measurements for this particular recipe are not set in stone. If you want your chocolate nut clusters to be less nutty, add fewer nuts. If you prefer them to be extra nutty, add more. If you don’t want to make such a big batch, just scale the recipe accordingly.  If you want them to be smaller, use a small scoop — I tend to use a large scoop and just cut them in half. No matter what you decide, these chocolate nut clusters are a fun recipe to make with the kids (and they will love taste testing them too!) steps to make slow cooker chocolate nut clusters steps to make chocolate nut clusters I’ve tried to show the steps in the photos above for you, to make it a bit easier to make these chocolate nut clusters.
  1. Place chocolate bars in the slow cooker.
  2. Add peanuts into the slow cooker, on top of the chocolate. 
  3. Add cashews into the slow cooker.
  4. Add semi-sweet chocolate chips into the slow cooker.
  5. Add peanut butter to the slow cooker.
  6. Set your slow cooker to low and allow to sit for an hour. Stir everything together until the nuts are completely covered in chocolate and everything is well combined.
  7. Using a cookie scoop, scoop the mixture onto a parchment paper-lined baking sheet.
  8. Continue to scoop, leaving about an inch in between each cluster.
  9. Sprinkle each cluster with flake salt.
  10. Refrigerate for 1-2 hours, until the chocolate is solid.

Slow Cooker Chocolate Nut Clusters

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Slow Cooker Chocolate Nut Clusters


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This is the easiest way to make chocolate nut clusters. Just add all of the ingredients to your slow cooker, stir, scoop and refrigerate.


Ingredients

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  • 4 giant Hershey milk chocolate bars
  • 6 oz semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1012oz dry roasted peanuts
  • 8oz whole cashews
  • 510 oz crunchy peanut butter

**measurements should be based on your taste


Instructions

  1. Add all of your ingredients to the slow cooker. I prefer to put the chocolate bars on the bottom so that they melt quicker.
  2. Set your slow cooker to low and allow it to sit for one hour.
  3. Stir everything together until the nuts are completely covered in chocolate and everything is well combined.
  4. Using a cookie scoop, scoop the mixture onto a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Continue to scoop, leaving about an inch in between each cluster.
  5. Sprinkle each cluster with flake salt.
  6. Refrigerate for 1-2 hours, until the chocolate is solid.
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This is the easiest way to make chocolate nut clusters. Just add all of the ingredients to your slow cooker, stir, scoop and refrigerate.
This is the easiest way to make chocolate nut clusters. Just add all of the ingredients to your slow cooker, stir, scoop and refrigerate.

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  • I know these will be a favorite with my family. I need to get all the ingredients ASAP and make chocolate peanut clusters as soon as possible.






  • I have never thought of using a slow cooker to make chocolate nut clusters. These sure look incredibly delicious.

  • Oh, I didn’t know there’s this! Being lowcarb, I could think of almond splitter seeing this recipe, thanks for sharing, I’ve saved this recipe !

  • yummmmmm!!! These look so so good!!! I love chocolate nut clusters. I am going to try your recipe tomorrow, can’t wait.

  • Wow, I’ve never thought of doing this in a slow cooker. I usually just melted the chocolate over a pot of water. But either way it works. I love making chocolate and nut clusters. Thanks for this idea.