Crunchy Chocolate and Peanut Clusters

Because these sweet, crunchy treats take just 45 minutes to prepare, they can be made on short notice. Consider doubling the recipe--stored in an airtight container in the freezer, an extra batch will last for up to 3 months.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Additional Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
48 servings


  • 1 (12 ounce) bag semisweet chocolate pieces (2 cups)

  • 12 ounces vanilla-flavor candy coating (almond bark), chopped

  • ¼ cup creamy peanut butter

  • 3 cups puffed corn cereal

  • 1 cup lightly salted, dry-roasted peanuts


  1. Line two trays or large baking sheets with waxed paper. In a large heavy saucepan, heat and stir the chocolate pieces, chopped almond bark and peanut butter over medium-low heat until melted and smooth. Stir in cereal and peanuts until well coated.

  2. Drop cereal mixture from teaspoons onto the prepared trays. Chill about 15 minutes or until set.


Storage: Layer clusters between sheets of waxed paper in an airtight container; cover. Store in the refrigerator up to 1 week or freeze up to 3 months.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

105 Calories
7g Fat
11g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 48
Calories 105
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 2g 3%
Total Fat 7g 8%
Saturated Fat 4g 18%
Vitamin A 42IU 1%
Vitamin C 0mg 0%
Folate 21mcg 5%
Sodium 22mg 1%
Calcium 15mg 1%
Iron 1mg 4%
Magnesium 15mg 4%
Potassium 58mg 1%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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