Sweet and Salty Chocolate and Peanut Clusters
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Serves: 30 clusters
 
Ingredients
  • 5 cups popcorn (for best homemade popcorn, see note following recipe)
  • 1½ cups salted pretzels, crushed into small pieces (not crumbs)
  • 1 cup Honey Roasted Dark Chocolate Cocoa Peanuts
  • 16 ounces semi-sweet baking chocolate, melted
  • ½ cup peanut butter chips, melted
  • coarse sea salt, optional, for topping (for best results, use this one or this one.
Instructions
  1. Combine popcorn, pretzels and peanuts in a large bowl. Set aside.
  2. Combine melted chocolate and melted peanut butter chips in a medium bowl and stir until smooth. Pour the chocolate mixture over the popcorn mixture and stir until everything is coated.
  3. Spread out a sheet of parchment paper on a cooking sheet or flat surface. Use two spoons to scoop out some of the chocolate covered mixture and place into a little mound on the parchment paper. Sprinkle sea salt over the top of the mound, then do not touch it until the chocolate hardens completely. Repeat with remaining mixture until it has all been formed into clusters.
  4. Note that while the chocolate is still hot, the pieces won't stick to each-other much, but if you place them into a mound and leave them, they'll harden into a nice cluster. Use this to your advantage and shape the clusters as you please.
  5. Once clusters have cooled completely (about 20 minutes), remove them from parchment and place in a sealed container until ready to serve.
Recipe by Overtime Cook at http://overtimecook.com/2016/03/15/sweet-salty-chocolate-peanut-clusters/