Candy For Christmas

Have you ever really wanted a recipe?

I mean, REALLY, wanted a recipe?

My sister in law, also know as, PIC has told me about these wonderful peanut clusters that her grandfather would make for her each Christmas for several years. He would put them on a cookie sheet and put them on top of the dryer or washing machine in the cool laundry room to set up. Maybe, he was putting them in the laundry room, hiding them from the rest of the family, saving them just for her. She loved them that much. She loved him that much too.

He is gone now.

The family thought the recipe was gone too.

PIC’s mom thought she had the recipe somewhere but could not find it. I thought maybe I could google one that was similar. I asked PIC to describe the recipe. Well, it had peanuts in them and chocolate and what makes them different is that they are not totally hard, but creamy. They would just melt in your mouth leaving you wonderful dry roasted peanuts to munch up.

How do you google a recipe with that description?

It was hopeless.

Until one day the sky opened up sending a ray of heaven down on PIC’s Mom’s recipe box showing her where the recipe was. Well, that might be stretching the truth a bit. But that is how we all felt.  

I feel very lucky to have this recipe and to be able to share it with you. Family recipes taste better just because they are family recipes. With every bite, you get a taste of all those memories that surround it. This one has so many memories, it crunches.

I hope you are getting Candy for Christmas too!


You will need some chocolate almond bark, semi sweet chocolate chips, chunky peanut butter, and lastly a jar of dry roasted peanuts.


In a double boiler melt together almond bark, chocolate chips and peanut butter.


Stir until smooth and all the chocolate is melt. Pour the melted chocolate over the peanuts and stir until all the peanuts are coated.

With a tablespoon, spoon out little chocolate clusters onto parchment paper.

The recipe makes about 55 peanut clusters. Less, if you can’t help yourself and you have to sample a few. I think I have around 50 left. Don’t tell anyone!

If you need a fast and chocolatey and creamy and peanuty candy for Christmas, you might give this recipe a try.

I bet Santa would love some too!

Just don’t forget the milk.


Peanut Clusters


16 ounces of chocolate almond bark

1-12 ounce package of semi sweet chocolate chips

1/2 cup chunky peanut butter

1-16 ounce jar of dry roasted peanuts.


In a double boiler, melt together the almond bark, chocolate chips and peanut butter together.

Pour the peanuts in a large bowl. When the chocolate mixture is completly melted, pour it over the peanuts and stir.

With a tablespoon, spoon out peanut clusters onto parchment paper.

Allow 2 hours to set up.



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