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Learn how to make this Chocolate Peanuts Recipe in only 5 minutes with only 3 ingredients. This easy-to-follow recipe will be your go-to snack or holiday treat from now on. It is also gluten-free and sugar-free, perfect for sudden cravings while watching your sugar intake.

A plate of salted peanuts coated in dark chocolate, with a few uncoated peanuts scattered around, on a white surface.
A plate of peanuts coated in dark chocolate.

These treats are just perfect for holiday gift-giving. Once you make those chocolate peanuts, you won’t believe you’ve never done it before. That’s how easy it is to make them.

Serve with dried fruits like dehydrated cranberries, or top them on your cheesecake for a nutty dessert addition. You can also pair it with fruit juice during your snack time and butterscotch bars on the side. I have tried it, and they are unexpectedly good together.

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Why You Will Love This Great Recipe

  • Perfect Balance – the combination of the peanuts and the natural sweetness of chocolate creates an ideal match in one dessert and snack. This is the perfect recipe if you crave sweets and crunch simultaneously.
  • Quick and Easy – A quick and easy recipe is a lifesaver, especially when busy. You can make it in minutes, and are for sure better than store-bought ones.
  • Snack Anywhere – whether hosting a gathering, planning a movie night, or just wanting a simple snack time with your friends and family, these chocolate peanuts are the best go-to treats.

Dark Chocolate For Coating Peanuts

Dark chocolate is excellent for coating peanuts because it has a rich chocolate taste that complements the saltiness of the peanuts. It is also not too sweet, unlike milk chocolate and white chocolate.

Of course, you cannot go wrong with any choice of chocolate. Every single one of us has a different taste preference, and sweetness level comes into play as well. 

Make This Recipe As An Edible Gift

Chocolate peanuts make a perfect edible gift. They are tasty and enjoyable for most people, especially for kids. I once made this recipe and presented it in a package as a simple and thoughtful present for my family. One thing I also like about this recipe is that it is easy to share around when friends are over.

Chocolate peanuts scattered on a paper surface.
Chocolate peanuts scattered on a paper surface.

How To Make Homemade Chocolate Peanuts Recipe

You are in the right place if you want a quick and easy recipe for a sweet snack. Let’s dive into making this chocolate peanut recipe using only three ingredients. I have also prepared a video for you, but if you want all the details, continue scrolling.

Kitchen Gadgets:

  • Instant Pot: Use it as a fast and efficient way to melt and smooth the chocolate. 
  • Glass Bowl: A heatproof glass bowl is the perfect container for melting chocolate. It ensures that the chocolate melts smoothly.
  • Stick or Spoon: They are essential stirring tools, and you can also use them to dip the peanuts into the chocolate.
  • Long Tweezers: Use them to dip each peanut into the chocolate.

Ingredients:

  • Peanuts: These are the main ingredients for this recipe. Make sure they are fresh and without added flavors.
  • Sugar-Free Chocolate: You can use a bar of homemade chocolate without extra sugar or look for chocolate chips or bars labeled “sugar-free” to keep things clean and healthy. Use dark chocolate for this recipe.
  • Coconut Oil: Is essential for achieving a smooth and shiny melted chocolate texture.

*Exact measurements are listed in the recipe card below.

FULL INSTRUCTIONS WITH STEPS FOR CHOCOLATE PEANUTS RECIPE

First Step: Prepare The Ingredients

Prepare all your ingredients first.

Make sure to pick the best quality chocolate you can find. Both milk and dark chocolate are great. I am using dark chocolate for this recipe. If a dark chocolate bar is thick, it takes time to melt, so breaking it into small pieces for easy melting helps.

You can use unsalted peanuts just like mine, but you can also explore and try roasted peanuts, salted peanuts, soaked almonds, or walnuts.

Ingredients for chocolate peanuts recipe displayed on wooden surface, featuring bowls of coconut oil, sugar-free chocolate, and peanuts, labeled clearly.
Ingredients for chocolate peanuts recipe.

Second Step: Melt The Chocolate

Add boiling water to your instant pot, switch to saute and add a glass bowl. Add your chocolate and coconut oil, and let them melt on low heat. Use a stick to stir until the chocolate is completely melted, combined with coconut oil and smooth. This is an easy trick that I always do when melting chocolate.

Once the chocolate is melted and smooth, switch the heat off and set the melted chocolate aside at room temperature.

Four-step sequence showing chocolate melting in a pot.
Four-step sequence showing chocolate melting in a pot.

Third Step: Dip The Peanuts

Transfer the peanuts to the bowl of the melted chocolate and stir them in using a spoon or a baking spatula. Mix them properly with the chocolate to coat each peanut evenly.

Another way of coating them is to pour the mixture onto the peanuts and continue for another batch until all are evenly coated.

Step-by-step images showing peanuts being added to melted chocolate and then mixed with a spatula.
Peanuts being added to melted chocolate.

Fourth Step: Chill

Prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper and transfer the chocolate peanuts to it. Use long tweezers to remove each peanut from the melted chocolate and layer, leaving space between them so they will not stick together.

Chill in the refrigerator until the chocolate is completely set and hardened.

Rows of chocolate-covered almonds spread out on parchment paper, with a bowl of melted chocolate visible in the corner, set on a rustic wooden background.
Rows of chocolate-covered almonds.

Fifth Step: Store And Enjoy

Once they look like this, they are suitable for eating and storage. Take them off the sheet individually and put them in a storage glass or container.

Optionally, add a sprinkle of sea salt for an additional taste.

A scattering of chocolate peanuts on parchment paper.
A scattering of chocolate peanuts on parchment paper.

TRICKS AND TIPS:

  • Melting the chocolate – If an instant pot is unavailable, you can melt your chocolate using a double boiler or microwave.
  • Drying – dry the peanuts before dipping them into the chocolate. You can pat dry them with a paper towel.
  • Chocolate – you can use a variety of chocolate for this recipe. Even milk chocolate, white chocolate or dark chocolate chips are okay.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Substitute for Dark Chocolate

If dark chocolate is unavailable at home, try using chocolate or milk chocolate chips instead. You can also use any sweet chocolate if it is sugar-free, or try semi-sweet chocolate chips.

A white plate filled with dark chocolate-covered peanuts, some split open revealing the nut inside, against a white background.
A white plate filled with dark chocolate-covered peanuts.

Are Chocolate Peanuts And Chocolate Peanut Clusters Different?

Yes, chocolate-covered peanuts and chocolate peanut clusters are different. Chocolate peanuts are individual peanuts coated in chocolate, often separated from one another. You enjoy them as small pieces of chocolate nuts.

A homemade chocolate peanut cluster recipe is a whole different treat. Nut clusters are made by grouping multiple peanuts and coating them with chocolate using a cookie scoop or spoon. The peanuts are stuck together with chocolate, creating a cluster or clump of chocolate-covered peanuts.

Can I Use Chocolate Peanuts For Making Peanut Butter?

Using chocolate peanuts to make peanut butter may only achieve your desired result if you want chocolate peanut butter. Chocolate peanuts already have a coating of chocolate, and the added sugar and cocoa from the chocolate can change the texture and taste of the peanut butter.

How Do I Store Chocolate-Coated Peanuts?

Store chocolate peanuts in a cool, dry place to prevent melting and maintain freshness. You can also use an airtight container or resealable bag to keep them away from air and moisture. 

If the chocolate is warm, refrigerate it to prevent it from becoming too soft. Enjoy it within a few weeks for the best taste and texture.

A bowl of chocolate peanuts on a dark wooden surface, with a purple hydrangea flower in the background.
A bowl of chocolate peanuts on a dark wooden surface.
Can I Freeze Chocolate Peanuts?

Yes, you can freeze chocolate peanuts, as freezing them can help preserve their freshness and prevent the chocolate from melting or becoming too soft, especially in warmer temperatures.

More Easy Dessert Recipes

Check out more of our chocolate-coated dessert recipes and start making them for your homemade treats.

Try our white chocolate-covered strawberries for midnight snacks, or serve them as a dessert. These blueberries in chocolate are also a must-try if you love fruits and chocolate. Our dark chocolate almonds and almond bark clusters are the best for party snacks or served every Christmas with red and green sprinkles on top.

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A plate of chocolate-covered peanuts.
A plate of chocolate-covered peanuts.

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A plate of salted peanuts coated in dark chocolate, with a few uncoated peanuts scattered around, on a white surface.

Chocolate Peanuts Recipe

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Learn how to make this Chocolate Peanuts Recipe in only 5 minutes with only 3 ingredients. This easy-to-follow recipe will be your go-to snack or holiday treat from now on. It is also gluten-free and sugar-free, perfect for sudden cravings while watching your sugar intake.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Refrigerate 2 hours
Course Dessert, Desserts
Servings 8 Portions
Calories 171 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

  • 0.5 Cup Sugar-Free Chocolate Bar
  • 1 Cup Peanuts
  • 1 Tablespoon Coconut Oil

Instructions
 

  • Prepare all your ingredients first. Make sure to pick the best quality chocolate you can find. Both milk and dark chocolate are great. I am using dark chocolate for this recipe. If a dark chocolate bar is thick, it takes time to melt, so breaking it into small pieces for easy melting helps. You can use unsalted peanuts just like mine, but you can also explore and try roasted peanuts, salted peanuts, soaked almonds, or walnuts.
  • Add boiling water to your instant pot, switch to saute and add a glass bowl. Add your chocolate and coconut oil, and let them melt on low heat. Use a stick to stir until the chocolate is completely melted, combined with coconut oil and smooth. This is an easy trick that I always do when melting chocolate. Once the chocolate is melted and smooth, switch the heat off and set the melted chocolate aside at room temperature.
  • Transfer the peanuts to the bowl of the melted chocolate and stir them in using a spoon or a baking spatula. Mix them properly with the chocolate to coat each peanut evenly. Another way of coating them is to pour the mixture onto the peanuts and continue for another batch until all are evenly coated.
  • Prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper and transfer the chocolate peanuts to it. Use long tweezers to remove each peanut from the melted chocolate and layer, leaving space between them so they will not stick together. Chill in the refrigerator until the chocolate is completely set and hardened.
  • Once they look like this, they are suitable for eating and storage. Take them off the sheet individually and put them in a storage glass or container. Optionally, add a sprinkle of sea salt for an additional taste.

Video

Notes

  • Melting the chocolate – If an instant pot is unavailable, you can melt your chocolate using a double boiler or microwave.
  • Drying – dry the peanuts before dipping them into the chocolate. You can pat dry them with a paper towel.
  • Chocolate – you can use a variety of chocolate for this recipe. Even milk chocolate, white chocolate or dark chocolate chips are okay.

Nutrition

Serving: 0.25CupCalories: 171kcalCarbohydrates: 5gProtein: 5gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gSodium: 4mgPotassium: 136mgFiber: 2gCalcium: 19mgIron: 1mg

Disclaimer

Please note that nutrient values are estimates only. Variations can occur due to product availability and manner of food preparation. Nutrition may vary based on methods of origin, preparation, freshness of ingredients, and other factors.

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By Zuzana Paar on May 5th, 2024
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