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Dark Chocolate Peanut Clusters

These are delightfully decadent treats.

CAUTION: These are candy. They have about half as many carbs as the original made with lighter chocolate and sugar, but they are still candy. I am hoping one will satisfy you. The peanut butter ones are especially dreamy. The best news is the glycemic index on a dark chocolate nut cluster is 21. Anything under 50 is low so this is really a pretty healthy treat overall.

Servings: Makes approximately 2 dozen clusters


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three 3.5 oz bars of dark chocolate (72 percent cacao or 70 percent at the lowest) chopped
2 tsp of coconut oil (find this is the baking or oil section. It’s white and semi-firm)
3-4 cups of roasted Spanish peanuts. If you can’t find Spanish, you can use regular roasted peanuts. You can even do almonds. The bigger the nut the fewer you’ll need or the fewer the recipe will make.
sea salt to garnish


In the top of your double broiler put in your chopped chocolate. Heat on medium high until you get a mild boil going. Stir chocolate occasionally until melted. Won’t take more than five minutes once it gets started. Add the coconut oil and take off the heat. Stir.

Add the roasted peanuts. Add enough peanuts so that there is no pool of chocolate left in the bottom. You want just chocolate coated peanuts.


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