This is one of the easiest, most basic “Christmas candy” recipes that exists. I’ve been making this since I was a kid, probably for more than 25 years! I haven’t made it lately, though and decided to revisit an old favorite.
All you do is melt some chocolate in a double boiler, or even easier, at 20-30 second intervals in the microwave. Then dump some salted peanuts in the chocolate. Stir to coat that peanuts. Then drop the peanuts onto waxed paper to dry. I like to make clumps of 3-7 peanuts. They’ll be 1-2 bite pieces. Not too big, not too small. I also like the peanuts to be coated, but not excessively. I don’t like to bite into a piece of candy and get mostly chocolate, in other words. I use a fork to scoop the peanuts out of the chocolate and to make sure not too much chocolate comes out, but you can use a spoon, if you wish. I think this is how we did it when we were little kids!
This is a very simple “recipe,” but always a crowd pleaser! Who can resist chocolate + peanuts? Also, I remember as a kid some people would make something like this but with raisins. EVIL! No bueno.
One last note, use good quality chocolate for this recipe. Since there are only two ingedients, there’s no masking cheapo chocolate. I melted down a mix of Ghirardelli semi-sweet and bittersweet chips.