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chocolate peanut clusters on a white plate
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5 from 3 votes

Chocolate Peanut Clusters

I love chocolate and peanuts so these super easy chocolate peanut clusters really hit the spot. Start to finish, they are done in less than 30 minutes! These are perfect for the holidays or any time of the year.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Chilling Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Candy, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Christmas, Holidays, no bake, sweet, treats
Servings: 12 people
Calories: 127kcal
Author: Matt Taylor


  • Microwave safe bowl
  • spoon
  • sheet pan
  • Parchment paper or a silicone baking mat
  • Piping bag or a plastic bag, if you want to drizzle on white chocolate
  • Optional - Muffin pan with paper cups


  • 1 cup chocolate chocolate chips, chocolate bars, candy melts, candy coating, etc. (170g) the amount doesn't have to be exact
  • 3/4 cup of peanuts or cashews, almonds, pecans, or walnuts (190g) the amount doesn't have to be exact


  • Melt the chocolate either in the microwave or use the double-boiler method. If using the microwave, use bursts of 30 seconds on high, then stir the chocolate, then repeat, until nice and melted.
  • Add the peanuts or other choice of nuts to the melted chocolate and mix until well combined and coated.
  • Line a cookie sheet or sheet pan with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. Drop spoonfuls of chocolate-covered peanuts on to it.
    You should be able to get around 12 of them. If you like sprinkle smaller crushed up nuts on top.
  • Chill in the fridge for 20 minutes, until set. Then drizzle white chocolate on top. The drizzle is optional. Easy as that. Enjoy!



TIP: Another option would be to use a muffin pan with paper cups. This is great if you want to give them as gifts.
NOTEIf you don't temper the chocolate, these will get soft at room temperature unless your home is cooler. But you can just store them in the fridge. If you want to be able to leave them out at room temperature most of the day, then I recommend tempering the chocolate or use candy melts/wafers instead, which don't need to be tempered.
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