The exact origins of peanut clusters are unclear, but they are believed to have originated in the United States. Peanuts have been a popular snack in America since the 1800s, and chocolate-covered peanuts have been around for almost as long. It’s likely that someone at some point decided to combine the two into a delicious cluster treat! Today, peanut clusters can be found in many candy stores and supermarkets across the country.

A peanut cluster is a sweet treat made with peanuts and chocolate. To make it, you’ll need peanuts, chocolate chips, and some butter or shortening.

Here’s a simple recipe to make peanut clusters:

  1. Melt 1 cup of chocolate chips in a microwave-safe bowl for 30 seconds at a time until fully melted.
  2. Stir in 1 tablespoon of butter or shortening until fully combined.
  3. Add in 1 cup of peanuts and stir together.
  4. Spoon the mixture onto wax paper or parchment paper in small clusters.
  5. Let the clusters cool and harden for about an hour before enjoying!

It’s that easy! You can also add in other ingredients like raisins or marshmallows to switch things up a bit.

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