peanut clusters

Peanut Clusters

Peanut Clusters are one of the easiest Christmas candies to make and enjoy yourself or gift to friends, family and neighbors. This Peanut Cluster recipe is simple and sweet, using only 2 ingredients. 
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 24
Calories 109kcal
Author Julie Blanner


  • 2 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 cup peanuts


  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • sprinkles


  • Melt chocolate in the microwave in 30 second increments, reducing as chocolate melts to 15 second intervals. Stir until melted and smooth.
  • Stir in peanuts.
  • Using a teaspoon, drop onto parchment paper.
  • Immediately top with fresh cracks of sea salt or sprinkles and allow to set.



Slow Cooker Instructions

  1. Grease with cooking spray.
  2. Add chocolate and peanuts to slow cooker. Stir every 20 minutes until chocolate is melted and smooth (about 1 hour).
  3. Drop onto parchment lined cookie sheets to set.

StoveTop Instructions

  1. Warm chocolate over low heat, stirring continuously to avoid burning, about 7-10 minutes, until melted.
  2. Stir in peanuts.
  3. Drop onto parchment lined cookie sheets to set.

Notes and Tips

  • Chocolate Peanut Clusters last for weeks when stored at room temperature or refrigerated  in an airtight container. Separate layers with parchment paper to stack. Peanut Clusters can even be frozen up to 3 months in an airtight container or freezer bag!
  • To gift wrap, simply box, add to a clear cellophane bag and tie with a ribbon or metal tin.
You can give them a little color and added crunch by adding sprinkles.
You can also substitute half of the chocolate chips for peanut butter chips. The options are endless!


Calories: 109kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 108mg | Potassium: 45mg | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 35IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 0.4mg