Monday, December 24, 2012

 Chocolate Peanut Goodies

 There's an awesome high end candy store near me that is just filled with all kinds of sweet and temping goodies. My favorite part is the chocolate covered section. Chocolate covered raisins, pretzels, fruit and nuts. I do love their goodies, but it is just as easy to make them at home.

One of my favorite blogs is My Kind of Cooking. Linda has tons of great recipes that are easy, simple and so delicious. This is one of my favorite candy recipes she posts around Christmas time and it tastes just like the fancy and expensive goodies from the candy shop.

 For these delicious chocolate peanut goodies you'll need:
1 package of chocolate flavored almond bark
1 12 oz package of milk chocolate chips
3 1/2 cups of salted roasted peanuts
1 teaspoon of vanilla

 First, heat all the ingredients on full power for one minute. The chocolate will not be melted, but stir it well. Continue to microwave it for 15-20 seconds at a time and stirring just until it's almost melted.

If you have a fear of your chocolate firming up while you are making these, you can easily put the bowl over some warm water to keep it melted.

 Add in the peanuts and stir them very well. Make sure it's all coated.

Take tablespoons of the mixture and put onto wax paper, parchment paper or a silicon baking sheet. If you would like to make them festive for the holidays, add some sprinkles over the top.

These should firm up within about a half an hour or so. Serve them as treats or just enjoy them alone!

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