Peanut Clusters are a huge deal in my house. They are made every holiday, at least three times. This does not count the times during the year we just get those cravings and make a batch. I was trying to think of different things we could do, kind of a twist, for Halloween. I came up with these Peanut Cluster Witch Melts and I hope you love them as much as we do.
What you need
Spanish Peanuts – These seem to coat better with the melted chocolates but you could use any nuts I’m sure. I picked these up from Dollar Tree
Pretzel Sticks – Depending on the size of batch you are making you probably only need a small snack sized bag. Again Dollar Tree is my go to for these.
Raisins – Also sold at Dollar tree.
Witch Hats – Evidently I love Dollar Tree because I got these also at Dollar Tree. They sold these as cupcake toppers with pan liners. I simply used the hats and stored the liners for later use. Amazon has some super cute cupcake topper witch hats if you want to change it up a bit.
Black Writing Gel – This can get kind of spendy so the smaller the tube the better unless you are going to go all out and bake and decorate like crazy. I paid about $2 for this small tube and used all of 8 dabs of it.
Green Food Coloring – Some say you can grab this from Dollar Tree but I never see it at my location.
How to Make Peanut Cluster Witch Melts
While your chocolate is melting get your pretzel sticks and break them in half if they are really long. Stick one end into a raisin to make the “Legs and Shoes” of your witch.
Depending on the witch hats you use you may need to break the stick part so it isn’t so long. You will want to have a cookie sheet lined with wax paper to let the peanut cluster witch melts set.
Once the chocolate is melted, your legs are prepped and the hats are shortened; add the peanuts to the melted chocolate and stir. You want to make sure the peanuts are completely covered.
Lay the “legs” on the cookie sheet in sets of two. Spoon a small amount of the chocolate peanut cluster mix onto the top of the pretzels. Stick the witch hats on before the melts set.
Set the cookie sheet in the freezer for about 30 minutes to set firmly.
We had so much fun making these, we hope you love them!