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Homemade Goo Goo Clusters by notyourmommascookie.com

Sometimes, I’m a big, ‘ol dope.

Or a not-so-great planner.

I had wanted to post these delicious little morsels BEFORE Halloween, hence the spooky pictures.

But, Halloween is over – the Christmas merchandise has already taken over the stores, and now these pictures look kinda silly.

My bad.

Let’s ignore the spiders, shall we? Let’s focus on these little bites of heaven!

Homemade Goo Goo Clusters by notyourmommascookie.com

I had never heard of a Goo Goo Cluster until I traveled to Nashville for work. I wasn’t enamored with the traditional Goo Goo Clusters, but the peanut butter ones? AMAZEBALLS. The only place that I’ve seen them outside of Tennessee is Cracker Barrel (random, I know), but they are usually packaged in a big box and you have to buy a whole bunch. Which, with my feeble willpower, is no bueno.

So, I made some instead! Now, these don’t taste exactly like the original…they are more a cross between a Goo Goo Cluster and a Reese’s cup…but I’m certainly not complaining!

 

Homemade Goo Goo Clusters
Author: Jennifer
Ingredients
  • 1/3 cup salted butter, melted
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 2/3 to 1 cup roasted peanuts, lightly salted
  • 11.5 ounce bag of milk chocolate
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable shortening
Instructions
  1. Put the first 4 ingredients into a bowl and mix well. Put mixture into the refrigerator for 10-20 minutes.
  2. Remove peanut butter mixture from fridge. Form into patties (about the size of half dollars). Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Press several peanuts into each patty.
  3. Melt together chocolate and vegetable shortening. Using two forks, dip each patty into the chocolate to coat. Place on baking sheet for chocolate to harden.