Once again I find myself posting a candy recipe that seems almost too easy to call a recipe. But then, I was too excited about these things not to make them into a blog post.
I had picked up a bag of candied ginger at a local spice shop a few weeks back. I spotted it and figured it'd be a good thing to have around, as it'd surely inspire me to make something for this blog (that's actually how quite a bit of my recipes come about). It hit me one evening as I was headed for bed. I figured rather than jot the idea on a scrap of paper or text message it to myself (also things that happen regularly), I'd just head on into the kitchen and get it done right then and there. Five minutes later they were chilling in the fridge, awaiting a taste test, which I did deem worthy enough to stay up for on that particular evening.
Chocolate and ginger is an amazing combination. I believe hot peppers and chocolate are what all the kids are into these days. It's got nothing on ginger and chocolate. The peanuts though, that's what takes these little guys to perfection. Salt, crunch and...just plain old peanut flavor. So much yum.
I'm not done with these things for the year. There's a few people out there that'll probably be looking forward to something sweet from my kitchen. So far everything sweet to spring forth from my kitchen this holiday season has gone right into my or my husband's face. A three ingredient ten minute holiday confection should solve my last minute gift issues.
Chocolate Covered Candied Ginger Peanut Clusters
- 1 cup vegan chocolate chips
- ½ cup candied ginger cut into ½ inch pieces
- ½ cup roasted and salted peanuts
Line a large plate with parchment paper.
Melt chocolate chips on stovetop or by microwaving in thirty second intervals, stirring between intervals.
Stir ginger and peanuts into melted chocolate. Drop mixture by heaping tablespoonfuls onto parchment. You should get about a dozen clusters.
Refrigerate until chocolate solidifies, about 30 minutes.
Natalie Cartledge says
My favorite holiday goodie is anything with chocolate.
Right now, I'm in a mint-chocolate mood. Smoothie, cookies, brownie, oatmeal, everything... I should try a mint-chocolate cluster!
Heidi Hess says
My favorite holiday treat is divinity. Total sugar overload but it isn't Christmas without it.
My favorite store bought holiday treat is Almond Roca. I know it's available year round, but growing up my mom only bought it during the Holidays and I have continued that tradition. My favorite homemade holiday sweet treat is Mexican Wedding cookies and my favorite savory treat is tamales. We always make and have tamales for Christmas Eve dinner.
Lydia Claire says
I really like noodle kugel!
Tracy Spangler says
My favorite holiday goodie is squash. It's a tie between kabocha squash and pumpkin. I love baking dinners and sweet treats with these!
PIE!!! any kind, really.
My favorite holiday goodie is a warm cup of hot cocoa. Nothing's better than curling up with a book and sipping some hot cocoa during the cold holiday months.
Pamela Makuta says
Thanks for the great giveaway! My favorite treat is Bailey's and Kaluha infusted cocolates!
Lauryn Linley says
I love Christmas cookies, especially shortbread cookies!
My favorite treat is anyting with chocolate
These are awesome! I have been eating them at snack time all week.
Cornbread dressing. I love making it and eating it....and I use fresh pecans from my dad's trees. So delicious.
I really like this post, and recipe. Thank you so much for putting together with a video and instruction with photos.
Alissa Saenz says
I'm glad you like it!