Believe it or not, I got this recipe from my sorority sister Becky Hargus (now Wright) 33 years ago. So for 33 years, I've been whipping up these easy chocolate covered peanuts and my friends have been loving them. Becky and I lived in the sorority house and we didn't have a full kitchen. We did have a microwave and that's all you need to make this babies.
Here's What You Need
One Package of Chocolate Almond Bark
One Package of Vanilla Almond Bark
One Jar of Salted Dry Roast Peanuts
Here's What You DoBust the almond bark into the squares and put them in a microwave safe bowl.
Put the bowl in the microwave. Also put a small cup of water in the microwave beside the bowl of chocolate (DO NOT PUT THE WATER IN THE CHOCOLATE).
Melt the chocolate for 3 minutes. Take out the bowl and stir. The chocolate will still be solid and not totally melted. Put the bowl back in the microwave for a minute and a half. Stir again. Continue to put in the microwave in 30 second increments until the chocolate is completely melted. It will look like chocolate soup.
Pour in the jar of peanuts and stir.
Drop spoonfuls on parchment-lined cookie sheets. Place in a cool place while the chocolate hardens.
The best part, besides this being the easiest of all recipes, is the fact that you can literally whip up an entire batch in less than 30 minutes. One batch will make approximately 56 pieces of candy. Tonight I made a batch while dinner was in the oven.
You can divide these up into bags, tie on a ribbon and they are set for giving to teachers, neighbors, your mail person ~ anyone really on your list. This is also a recipe that's great to do if you gather with friends to make cookies because your recipe won't require you using the oven.
Thanks Becky for sharing this recipe! I have a feeling it's one that will be past down for generations.
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