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Monday, May 17, 2010

Bake Sale

Before this past Sunday, I hadn't participated in a Bake Sale since middle school. My church was having a bake sale to raise money for the local food bank so I figured I would make some sweets to contribute.



I made Chocolate Peanut Clusters. They are delicious! My friend shared the recipe with me last Christmas and they have been a HIT every time I have made them since then. I did make sure and get her permission to share the recipe with you (just in case it was a secret family recipe!). It's actually her grandfather's recipe and I just LOVE that!

So here's the Recipe:

2 pounds (2 bars) white almond bark
2 pounds real chocolate chips (semi-sweet) (2- 12 oz pkg + 1 -6 oz pkg)
2 cans Spanish peanuts (not raw)
(You can cut the recipe in half if you don't want a lot! For the bake sale I halved the recipe and made 83!)

Put almond bark and chocolate chips in crock pot, uncovered, on low until it is melted (it takes about an hour). I just turn on my crock pot, set my timer and walk away.


Once it's melted, stir with a wooden spoon (using the wooden spoon is crucial!). I wish Blogger was "Scratch 'n' Sniff" because it smells so good!


Add peanuts (remember, not raw)...

...and stir.



Using your wooden spoon, drop spoonfuls onto waxed paper (keep them pretty small because they are VERY rich). I line 3 baking sheets with wax paper to spoon them onto. This way I can stack them criss-cross out of the way. Otherwise they take up my entire counter!


Now all you have to do is let them set until they cool and harden. Don't refrigerate them or they will turn white (you know like when chocolate gets old).

For the bake sale, I packaged 2 of them per bag and charged $.50. I think that's a steal!


These would make great teacher gifts (sorry I'm a week late for Teacher Appreciation Week) or treats for your child's class. I made them for my husband's coworkers at Christmas and they LOVED them! Because these are so inexpensive (I made 83 for less than $10) they're a great treat to make in bulk.

These are SO SIMPLE to make but SO DELICIOUS! I actually want to try them with almonds and cashews. Yummy! If you want the recipe without all of the pics, email me and I'll send it to you (happybabydesigns@yahoo.com). If you make some, let me know!


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30 comments:

  1. Stopping by from Follow Back Tuesday to say hi. Already a follower :)
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  2. Well now I'm really hungry! Following you through FMBT!

    Dawn
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  3. Next time your church has a bake sale, let me know. I would have bought the whole bunch of those!

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  4. Hi Rebecca, I have a blog called "The Answer Is Chocolate" http://answerischocolate.blogspot.com/

    It's a craft blog but since I'm a severe chocoholic, it has a chocolate theme :) Anyway, I hope it's OK but I featured this recipe ( linked back to you of course!)

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  6. Oh. my. this just looks so YUMMY!! & dangerous for a 8.5 month prego lady ;) Thanks for stopping by my blog & commenting on my DIY Topsy Turvy!! :)

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  7. Our daughter is participating in a bake sale at church, too. I'll have to try some of these. I found you through Follow Me Back Tuesday.

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  8. Yum!! Just found you through Follow Back Tuesday, hope you will follow me back :)

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  9. yummy! i love chocolate and peanuts, so this combo looks perfect. thanks for sharing. i'm here from tip junkie.

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  10. Hi I'm Michele Following from TTA , Yummy I followed at perfect time for perfect recipe :)

    ~MICHELE~

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  11. Following you back... Seeing those chocolates is making me wanna go to the pantry and see what in my stockpile I have that I could make them with !

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  12. great recipe! I am a new follower via Tag along Tuesday!

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  13. Hello! Thanks for tagging along this week at the Tuesday Tag-Along blog hop! I'm a follower of your blog! :)

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  14. I'm stopping by via FMBT :) It's nice to meet you!

    I'm now a Follower of your blog :)

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  15. I'm already in a huge mood for baking..u just threw me over the edge! LOL

    Stopping by to say I'm your newest follower! Thanks so much for linking up to Follow Me Back Tuesday!

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  16. Can't go wrong with nuts and chocolate! Following from FMBT. Have a great week!

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  17. Woo Hoo!! I love this recipe and so simple. I can't wait to try it. I'd love to have the recipe and save it in my recipes file, but I still love looking at the photos and the simple tutorial. I'm a visual learner and that makes such a huge difference for me to "see" a recipe. Thanks for linking this to Woo Hoo! Wednesday and sharing this treat!!

    Hmmm...may I use this recipe at some point when I'm serving snacks at Woo Hoo! Wednesday? It's a great party treat and my guests seem to love anything with sugar in it :)

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  18. Oh my...you are soooo right...YUMMY!

    It is so fun to meet another Texas blogger! Stop by later and say HI!

    Enjoy!
    Cathy

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  19. It certainly is a steal, love them. Hey, I'm a Texas blogger too - come say hi ;-)

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  20. Oh great, now I'm craving one of these!! I LOVE chocolate and peanuts. One of my favorite combos. Thanks for sharing this fun recipe!

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  21. It really CAN NOT get any better than SWEET and SALTY!
    DELISH!!

    xoxo
    bB

    NEW FOLLOWER!

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  22. YUMMY! This look delightful! :)

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  23. These look so delish, I think I might need to go to the store. (I have never used almond bark, does it take away from the chocolate?)

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  24. Hello sweet Rebecca - I'm a new follower of your blog via The Inspired Room! My mouth is watering over your chocolate peanut clusters! Oh my. Thank you for sharing the recipe! Must try them.

    Blessings,
    Marie
    http://emmacallsmemama.com

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  25. Yum! My husband would love these!
    {Rebekah}

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  26. Those look just like the clusters my mom makes every Christmas!

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  27. YUM! I like to use almonds and toffee chips. I like the idea of using almond bark and in the crock pot, so easy! Thanks:)

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  28. Wow! I love your post. it looks delicious and yummy. I love chocolates and for me when I eat chocolates, they make my day complete. Thank you.


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