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Stick with your healthy regimen while not skipping out on the holiday goodies when you make these Keto Chocolate Peanut Clusters! Super easy, super quick, and oh so decadent. Great for a gift or even a holiday candy platter.
I love making delicious snacks for my family. I always find that the ones that fit us best are simple ones. When a recipe involves two ingredients, I am totally making it. These Keto Peanut Clusters are so easy to make and are a great filler snack. They have the perfect amount of sweetness and have lots of protein to help you feel full so you don’t over indulge yourself. Did I mention they’re a perfect holiday candy as well? They go great as a gift or to fill a candy tray!
Keto snacks are some of the best things you can make when you are trying to keep your health in check. These Keto Peanut Clusters have quickly climbed the ranks of my favorite things to snack on, along with my Keto Banana Pudding and Keto Cheez-Its. All of these are simple to make, delicious, and everyone always loves getting their share of them. So grab some peanuts and dark chocolate and whip up a batch of my Keto Peanut Clusters. You will love them!
How to Make Keto Peanut Clusters
- Melt the chocolate - Microwave the chips at 30-second increments until a smooth consistency is obtained.
- Add the peanuts - Incorporate the peanuts and stir until they are all evenly coated.
- Cool and enjoy - Spoon the mixture into small piles on parchment paper. Let the chocolate harden and enjoy!
- 15 Ounces Keto-Friendly Chocolate Chips (just over 1 ½ cups)
- 2 Cups Salted Peanuts
- In a large bowl, place all the chocolate chips and microwave on high in 30-second increments. Remove and stir in between each increment until the chocolate is smooth.
- Add the peanuts and stir until well coated.
- Place a large piece of parchment paper on a flat surface and spoon the mixture into small piles (about 2 tablespoons is what I did) until the peanut mixture is completed.
- Allow to cool for up to 2 hours or until chocolate has hardened.
Tips and Variations
- Storage - Store in a sealed container or baggie in the pantry for up to 5 days. Store in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 1 week. Store in an airtight container in the freezer for up to 3 months.
- Reheating - Do not reheat these peanut clusters as they will melt if you do. If you’re needing them a little warmer for eating purposes, simply leave them on the counter to warm up on their own.
- Make it a fat bomb - If you want to make this keto holiday candy a fat bomb, simply add a tablespoon of coconut oil to the chocolate when melting it.
- Use other chocolate chip flavors - Mix things up and use other chocolate flavors. For example, white chocolate, peanut butter chips, caramel, etc. Just be sure that they’re keto-friendly!
- Adjust the amount of peanuts - If you like more peanuts in your clusters, simply add more, but be careful that you don’t add too many. If you do, your clusters might not hold together well.
- Swap out the peanuts - If you don’t prefer peanuts, this recipe is easily changed to accommodate other nut options. Almonds, pecans, or walnuts are a tasty choice!
- Add sea salt - For a delicious and extra salty taste, you can sprinkle the tops of the peanut clusters, before they dry, with coarse sea salt.
Common Questions About Keto Peanut Clusters
Can You Freeze Keto Peanut Clusters?
These Keto Peanut Clusters are an excellent treat to freeze. Place them in a freezer bag or airtight container, and stick them in the freezer for up to 3 months. You can snack on them when they are frozen too! Just be careful because they will be very hard. I let them melt in my mouth when they are that cold. If you don’t want them to be that hard, leave them outside the freezer for a bit and they will warm up and soften.
What Nuts Can You Have On Keto?
Most nuts are an awesome idea for keto snacks. They have a good fat content and few carbs. Some of the best nuts to eat for keto diets are brazil nuts, macadamia nuts, and pecans. These nuts have the fewest net carbs. Some nuts to avoid would be cashews and pistachios. Though they are still great for you, they have the most carbs and that is what we want to avoid with keto.
If you enjoyed these Keto Peanut Clusters or have questions, please let me know in the comment section below or even on social media!
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