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Instant Pot Peanut Clusters Recipe

Written by: Lucas Johnson

Whipped up some instant pot peanut clusters today. Melted chocolate chips, stirred in roasted peanuts, and voila! Sweet, salty, crunchy bites of heaven. Can't wait to share these treats!

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Ever been smack-dab in the middle of a sweet tooth crisis? I stumbled onto the perfect quick fix - Instant Pot Peanut Clusters. Think velvety smooth chocolate coating over crunchy roasted peanuts. One bite, and these morsels had me hooked. Trust me, once you've tried making these in your Instant Pot, you'll wonder why you didn't do it sooner!

Ingredients for Delicious Peanut Clusters

  • Dry roasted peanuts: Crunchy texture and nutty flavor add a satisfying contrast to the sweet and creamy chocolate clusters.
  • Semi-sweet chocolate chips: Rich and slightly bitter chocolate flavor balances the sweetness of the milk chocolate for a decadent treat.
  • Milk chocolate chips: Creamy and sweet chocolate melts smoothly, creating a luscious coating for the crunchy peanuts in the clusters.
  • Coconut oil: Adds a hint of tropical flavor and helps to create a smooth and glossy texture in the chocolate clusters.

Essential Tools for Making Peanut Clusters in the Instant Pot

  • Instant Pot: Essential for melting chocolate and mixing ingredients quickly with precise temperature control.
  • Baking sheet: Needed for shaping and cooling the peanut clusters after spooning them out of the Instant Pot.

Serves: 8 people

Preparation time: 5 minutes

Cooking time: 1 minute

Total time: 6 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups dry roasted peanuts
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil

Instructions:

  1. Place the chocolate chips and coconut oil in the Instant Pot.
  2. Set the Instant Pot to sauté mode and stir until the chocolate is melted and smooth.
  3. Turn off the Instant Pot and stir in the peanuts until they are fully coated.
  4. Spoon clusters of the mixture onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  5. Allow the clusters to cool and set at room temperature or in the refrigerator.
  6. Enjoy your delicious Instant Pot Peanut Clusters!

Nutritional value:

Per Serving in Calories: 320 kcal | Carbohydrates: 20 g | Protein: 8 g | Total Fat: 24 g | Saturated Fat: 8 g | Trans Fat: 0 g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10 g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4 g | Cholesterol: 0 mg | Sodium: 50 mg | Dietary Fiber: 4 g | Sugar: 14 g | Calcium: 40 mg | Potassium: 210 mg | Iron: 2 mg | Vitamin A: 0 µg | Vitamin C: 0 mg

Can You Make Peanut Clusters Ahead of Time or Freeze Them?

Make Ahead Instructions

  • Allow the peanut clusters to cool completely.
  • Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 weeks.

Freezing Instructions

  • Place the clusters in a freezer-safe container or bag.
  • Freeze for up to 3 months.
  • Thaw in the refrigerator before serving.

One interesting fact about this recipe is that adding a pinch of sea salt to the chocolate mixture can enhance the flavor of the peanut clusters, giving them a perfect balance of sweet and salty. So, don't forget to sprinkle some sea salt before letting them set!

Common Questions About Making Instant Pot Peanut Clusters

FAQ:
Can I use different types of nuts in this recipe?
Yes, you can substitute dry roasted peanuts with other nuts like almonds, cashews, or pecans.
How should I store the peanut clusters?
Store the peanut clusters in an airtight container at room temperature or in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.
Can I add other ingredients to the chocolate mixture?
Feel free to customize your clusters by adding ingredients like dried fruit, coconut flakes, or pretzels to the chocolate mixture.
Can I double the recipe in the instant pot?
It's best not to double the recipe in the instant pot to ensure even melting of the chocolate and proper coating of the peanuts.
Can I use a slow cooker instead of an instant pot?
While you can use a slow cooker, the instant pot's sauté function makes melting the chocolate quicker and more convenient.

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