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Salty-Sweet Peanut Treat

Who knew slow-cooking could transform chocolate, peanuts and pretzels? When the clusters are done, we tuck them into mini muffin papers for a takeaway treat. —Elizabeth Godecke, Chicago, Illinois
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Cook: 1 hour + chilling
  • Makes
    about 6 dozen


  • 24 ounces milk chocolate, coarsely chopped
  • 2 cups salted peanuts
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups crushed pretzels


  • In a 3-qt. slow cooker, combine chocolate, peanuts and brown sugar. Cook, covered, on low, stirring halfway through cooking, until chocolate is melted, about 1 hour. Stir in vanilla. Add pretzels; stir to combine. Drop mixture by tablespoonfuls onto waxed paper-lined baking sheets. Refrigerate until set, 10-15 minutes. Store in an airtight container.
Nutrition Facts
1 treat: 84 calories, 5g fat (2g saturated fat), 2mg cholesterol, 53mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.
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