Remember that white chocolate from last week’s White Chocolate Bread Pudding? Well, I had some left and wanted to finish using it. I took a look in the pantry and saw a jar full of roasted peanuts left over from something else. And inspiration struck!!
Melting chocolate in the solar oven is very easy. Just think about chocolate in your car on a hot day, or how just the heat from your hands can melt a piece of candy. But just like in a microwave oven, the chocolate in the solar oven holds its shape and you can’t tell the chocolate has melted until you stir it. Then you realize that the chocolate is hot and smooth and creamy. Perfect for dipping strawberries, pretzels, and peanuts!
Solar Chocolate Peanut Clusters
- 1 lb white chocolate, broken into pieces
- 1/2 lb semi-sweet chocolate, broken into pieces (or chocolate chips)
- 16 oz jar of roasted peanuts
Place the chocolate pieces into a graniteware pot. Place the uncovered pot into a pre-heated solar oven. Heat for about 45 – 60 minutes. Stir about half-way through. When the chocolate is totally melted, stir the chocolates together and stir in the peanuts. Mix well. Drop the mixture by teaspoons onto waxed paper and let cool. What could be easier than that?