Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Chocolate Caramel Peanut Clusters/#FoodieExtravaganza

Today I have some Chocolate Caramel Peanut Clusters for your tasting pleasure! This recipe is part of the #Foodie Extravaganza food group I participate in. It's a lot of fun, and really makes me work at coming up with something different and unique that you will enjoy! Even though I use the word work, I really love the challenge! 
These Chocolate Caramel Peanut Clusters are yummy and chocolatey, gooey and nutty. That is a lot to ask for from such a small piece of candy, but it delivers and you won't be disappointed! 

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2 cups Sugar
2 cups Light Corn Syrup
1 cup Half and Half
1 cup Butter
1/2 teaspoon Salt
1 cup Whipping Cream
1 teaspoon Vanilla
1-2 cups Lightly Salted Dry Roasted Peanuts
1 pound Milk Chocolate

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Use an 8x8 pan and line it with foil.
Cover the foil with butter.
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Use a medium saucepan and mix together the
sugar, corn syrup, half and half, and butter and salt.
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Bring to a boil over medium high heat.
Stir a few times.  Wash the sides of the pot down with water
so there is no build up of sugar crystals.
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Place a candy thermometer in the pot.
 Let it boil for 25 minutes or until the thermometer
reaches 244-246 degrees, also known as firm ball stage.
 Stir frequently.
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Remove from heat, but leave burner on.
Slowly pour cream into pan.
Return pan to heat. Cook for 15 minutes or until
temperature comes up to 248 degrees, stirring frequently.
Remove from heat, and stir in vanilla.
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Pour caramel into prepared pan.
Cool at room temp for 3-4 hours.
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Cut your caramel into small squares, or scoop caramel 
with a scoop. Roll into a ball that weigh approx. 1/2 an ounce.
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Take the caramel ball from the fridge one by one.
Roll each one in the nuts. Then press nuts
into the spaces that are not covered. You could stop at just 
rolling the nuts if you don't want a lot of them.
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Refrigerate again.
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Melt the milk chocolate in a double boiler.
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Dip the caramel peanut balls in the milk chocolate.
Place on wax paper and place back in refrigerator
until chocolate is set up.
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Thank you for joining me today!
Enjoy your peanut treats and 
check out some more below:
Thank you to Alexis Tanner for hosting this month!

 We have a great variety of yummy recipes from main dishes to desserts to share with you.  If you would like to participate in the next Foodie Extravaganza, just go to the Facebook page to join.  We would love to have you!
 Here are 10 delicious Peanut Recipes!
Peanut and Candy Popcorn Ball from We Like to Learn as We Go
Kung Pao Chicken from Fearlessly Creative Mammas Peanut Almond Polvoron from The Joyful Foodie Cold Spicy Peanut Noodles from Culinary Adventure with Camilla Oatmeal Peanut Butter Scones from Baking in Pyjamas Reese's Cheesecake Brownies from Making Miracles Peanut Crunch Pull Apart Bread from Mrs. Penguin Spicy Georgia Sugared Peanuts from Food Lust People Love Chocolate Caramel Peanut Clusters from The Freshman Cook A Peanutty Treat from A Day in the Life on the Farm


  1. These look so totally amazing - pinning your recipe. Cathy

  2. Those look AMAZING!! Love the combination of ingredients - perfect candy treats.

  3. I love chocolate and caramel and the peanuts will add a nice crunchy texture!

  4. Homemade soft caramel with peanuts covered in chocolate.....Is this Heaven?

  5. Whoa! Chocolate covered caramel with peanuts? I would totally risk every filling in my mouth being loosened to try these.

  6. Those look DELICIOUS! Thanks for sharing.

  7. Those look DELICIOUS! Thanks for sharing.

  8. I just recently (as in literally yesterday) tried a GooGoo Cluster, which I think is similar to this - caramel and peanut clusters covered in chocolate. I think it was the only peanut candy I've loved, so I'm super excited to see this! Pinning so I can try it later!

  9. Wow, I'm pretty sure I could eat every one of those in one day. Oh, I'd be sick, but my tastebuds would be so very happy. They look fantastic!

  10. These look so amazing! I wish that making caramel wasn't so hard for me. Because I need these.

  11. Looks so divine! Yummy!!! Feel like having them all.

  12. I used to work at a candy store where I we sold a similar item, and ohmygosh i can make them at home now !!!

  13. Oh, man, this looks sinfully yummy. Thank you for sharing the recipe.