I grew up eating peanut clusters.
Every Friday, after work my dad would take us to Checkers to buy a packet full of those pick and mix sweets that you could get at the cigarette counter.
I always chose peanut and coconut clusters, my cousins would always pick the sour ones and my mother anything with peppermint in.
Fast forward to the present year and those counters have long been done away with and so have the famous peanut and coconut clusters.
Woolworths sells a small packet of coconut clusters that taste like those childhood memories but there are just too small and are only one bite sized pieces the ones I remember were so big that by the time you were finished, your fingers were covered in melted chocolate.
I came across a recipe for peanut clusters in Lisa Clarks cookbook and it looked nice and big and super delicious that I just had to try it out.
It was also a good excuse to the load of peanuts I bought for our card games that I keep forgetting to put out.
The verdict we all loved it, even my mother, she said it tasted just those ones from checkers… now to master the coconut clusters and I can go to my childhood days.
- 340g x milk chocolate.
- 620g x salted peanuts.
- 80g x white chocolate.
- Melt the milk chocolate in a bowl over a pot of simmering water.
- Fold in the peanuts and place spoonfuls on a greased baking tray.
- Pop into the fridge to set for a few hours.
- Melt the white chocolate in 10 seconds blasts in the microwave.
- Drizzle over the set peanut clusters.
- Pop back into the fridge and allow to set for 10 minutes.