Penny's Passion: Let's Make Chocolate Covered Peanuts

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Let's Make Chocolate Covered Peanuts

With the holidays right around the corner, you might be looking for a quick, easy candy to whip up to give as gifts or serve to guests.  Well, look no further!  I have a winner for you to try - Chocolate Covered Peanuts.

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 these 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 Do
Bust 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 passed down for generations.

Handmade Tuesday's with Kristen


  1. Yum! I LOVE chocolate covered peanuts. I've never tried almond bark before, but it sounds delicious. So excited to try these. Thanks for the recipe.

  2. One of my favorite Christmas treats! I personally love the white chocolate covered ones and I like adding in peanut butter. Enjoy!

  3. This one would be foot to make with my gram! Thanks Penny.

  4. They are so good and this seems really simple! Why haven#t I ever thought of making them? I will definitely make some this weekend! Thank you, Penny!

  5. What a fabulous and EASY idea! I think I may actually do this on the weekend! Thanks for sharing love xo

  6. I've heard of the crockpot version, never knew/thought about doing them in the microwave :)

  7. This sounds SO good! Adding this to my list of must-bake before Christmas list!

  8. You are right! Super easy. Omg want want want

  9. I think I will buy the ingredients and let my kids whip these up this weekend!

  10. I can't believe you've been making these now for 33 years!
    It just goes to show you that you never know where your influence on another person will end! We sure had fun times in our sorority and we are still friends to the end, Penny!
    :) <3