Honey Roasted Peanut Clusters

Honey Roasted Peanut Clusters

Don’t know about you, but I try not to buy honey roasted peanuts too often. Why? Because when I do, the whole container goes into my mouth.

They are addictive as all get-out. That sugar-salt coating on each peanut is beyond. So you can imagine what happens when they get dipped in milk chocolate and hardened into clusters. #anarchy

To be perfectly honest, I made a batch with the full intention of sharing. Then my family fell on them like they were going out of style, so I hid a few. It might not be dignified, but it’s necessary.

Honey Roasted Peanut Clusters

We all have moments that lack dignity, and that’s just the human experience. For instance, I got into a somewhat public fight with somebody a few weeks back and it was not really resolved, so now we’re in that super-fun standoff that adults employ where they ignore one another with intention. It’s a shame, and it’s not dignified, but it’s human.

I rarely lose my temper, but when I do, it just comes out. In my opinion, it’s far better to get those feelings out and get over them than to bottle them inside. It’s not easy to offend me, but when it happens, watch out. I get very angry, and fast.

The good news is, I’m very forgiving. Really. After my initial bout of anger, I typically feel like moving on almost immediately. The problem is, the person I’m arguing with might not feel the same. So the standoff continues, and I just sort of go along with it because, really, it’s easier than dredging things up and then maybe having another fight.

Honey Roasted Peanut Clusters

I’m only talking about this because these moments occur so rarely in my life that when they do, I find it traumatic. And what better way to get over trauma than to blog about it? I don’t typically go around fighting with people. I’m pretty even-keeled. So when it happens, I have a really hard timeย coping with the aftermath.

If I have to, I’ll cope with honey roasted peanut clusters. They’re easy. Take a look!

I also like these as a snack option because they have that protein from the nuts, so they’re not a total nutritional loss. And, I mean, chocolate. Mood-booster! Especially on those hard days.

We can’t be perfect all the time, and I think it’s probably best we forgive ourselves for our lapses in being the best version of ourselves. It’s yet another hard part of living in this world with a sense of responsibility and dignity. Hey, at least there’s chocolate.

 

Honey Roasted Peanut Clusters

Ingredients

1 bag milk chocolate chips
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 cup honey roasted peanuts

Instructions

  1. Line a cookie sheet with a silicone baking mat or parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. Pour the chocolate chips and oil into a microwave-safe bowl. Heat the chocolate chips and oil in 30 second intervals, stirring between each interval, until the combination is smooth and melted. Do not overheat.
  3. Stir in the honey roasted peanuts.
  4. Drop the chocolate in spoonfuls onto the prepared baking sheet. Chill for 30 minutes.
  5. Store in an airtight container, preferably chilled.
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Mir

I fulfill many roles in life: wife, mother, teacher, everlasting learner. This site is dedicated to one role that expresses my creativity in ways that I find consistently challenging and rewarding: baker. Inventing new ways to enhance food, especially if that food involves chocolate or peanut butter (or both!), is a passion of mine. I look forward to sharing my ideas with you.

This Post Has 22 Comments

  1. Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust

    Have you tried the TJ’s honey roasted? On second thought, don’t. Those things disappear so fast!! I love that you made them into clusters. And as for adult stand-offs. UGH, adult friendships are the WORST.
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    1. Mir

      I’ve tried them once and NEVER AGAIN. I ate the whole bag. And I agree about adult friendships. They’re so tricky because really, we’re all still kids inside!

  2. Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy

    Oh I can’t keep honey roasted peanuts in the hours too. Once I open them, they are gone within minutes. I don’t think these clusters would last too long in our house either. Only one way to find out ๐Ÿ˜‰
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    1. Mir

      They disappear SO quickly!

  3. Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice

    I never buy honey roasted peanuts (and cashews) for the exact same reason! But I think I would make an exception for these clusters. Love the simplicity of this recipe and the fact that you combined it with chocolate, Mir!
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    1. Mir

      Oh, the honey roasted cashews. WAY TOO GOOD!

  4. Kate @ Framed Cooks

    Your posts always make me stop and think, Mir – loved what you said in this one. And of course the honey roasted peanut clusters, which I think I would not be able to share! ๐Ÿ™‚
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    1. Mir

      Thanks, Kate! I get a little heavy on the thinking sometimes, but it’s my nature as a teacher. Always waxing philosophical!

  5. Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom

    Mir, I’m the same way! I rarely lose my temper, but when I do, you’d better watch out. ๐Ÿ™‚ and I also have thick skin. . Itโ€™s not easy to offend me but I’m the same way when I do become offended! I LOVE these honey roasted peanut clusters!!! I love that they only require 3 ingredients!!! and love the video!!!!
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    1. Mir

      I’m so glad you get me! ๐Ÿ™‚ I really feel so bizarre in the aftermath of getting angry because it’s not typical. But people just need to stay on my good side, ya know?

  6. mira

    I hope you feel better Mir, I can totally understand! It has happened to me a few times! And I don’t get offended easily! These clusters look perfect! Pinned!
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    1. Mir

      Thanks, Mira! I’m glad you can relate. I feel so awkward when fights happen!

  7. annie@ciaochowbambina

    Chocolate does a fine job of curing most ills…as does talking about it. Glad you could vent here – hope it helps! Loving your videos, my friend…I need to get on that. (Kinda scared!) ๐Ÿ™‚
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    1. Mir

      Chocolate is therapy. And don’t be scared! If you have questions, send me any number of emails and I’d be happy to help!

  8. Amanda

    Honey roasted peanuts and smokey almonds are definitely my weakness. I kind of have to avert my eyes when I walk by them in the grocery store or I’ll have a cart full of nuts.
    These look so good! This is the kind of treat that I’d munch on absently, then suddenly they’d all be gone and I’d wonder why. ๐Ÿ™‚
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    1. Mir

      I wish I had your resolve. I buy those smoked almonds pretty often!

  9. Medha @ Whisk & Shout

    These look amazing! Honey roasted peanuts are definitely addicting- and with chocolate? Um, yes please!
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    1. Mir

      For sure. I cannot stop with them!

  10. Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary

    Hahaha! Honey roasted peanuts ARE like freggin’ crack rock! Those nuts are seriously dangerous, and I have zero self control when it comes to them either, Mir! These clusters look seriously addicting! Kind of makes me happy I am allergic to chocolate, because I am willing to bet if I wasn’t I would eat WAY too much of this… I’d probably be worse than you and hide ALL of them! I know my husband will looooove these clusters because he is a honey roasted peanut addict too! Can’t wait to surprise him with these! … You think I should try these covered with white chocolate for me? hmm.
    Side Note: I hope you resolve your fight! I’m a lot like you, if you offend me I HAVE to say something, but I move on and forgive pretty quickly. Hopefully whoever you are fighting with puts the gloves down and you can move on from the awkwardness! Cheers, sweets!
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    1. Mir

      You can make them with white chocolate, girl! And you know, fights get resolved eventually. It was good to vent about it!

  11. Michele @ Alwayzbakin

    I’m the same way when I get into an argument with someone. It’s SO uncomfortable afterwards. I’m sorry you’re dealing with it. It will get easier. I agree that blogging about it helps. We have all been there. These honey roasted peanut clusters are seriously sinful looking. ๐Ÿ˜ฎ I loved the video. You’re right….at least there’s chocolate. ๐Ÿ™‚
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    1. Mir

      It’s hard to deal with, but better to have the fight than be a doormat. I think. I’m still working on that one. ๐Ÿ™‚

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