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Peanut Marshmallow Clusters

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Rich and decadent, these peanut marshmallow clusters are the perfect combination of sweet and salty.
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  1. Peanut Marshmallow Clusters Ingredients
  2. How to Make This Peanut Marshmallow Clusters Recipe
  3. How To Serve
  4. Storage
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Making your own ooey-gooey peanut marshmallow clusters is easier than you might think! These sweet and salty treats are deliciously addictive and perfect for a quick snack or fun dessert. 

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Peanut Marshmallow Clusters Ingredients

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You’ll need:

  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 cups milk chocolate chips
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 cups miniature marshmallows
  • 1½ cups dry roasted cocktail peanuts

SUBSTITUTIONS AND ADDITIONS

CHOCOLATE CHIPS: You can substitute chocolate almond bark for the chocolate chips in this no-bake recipe.

MARSHMALLOWS: You can substitute multi-colored miniature marshmallows for the white miniature marshmallows.

PEANUT BUTTER: You can add 1 cup of crunchy peanut butter or creamy peanut butter. Heat the peanut butter with the chocolate chips and vegetable oil as instructed in the recipe.

How to Make This Peanut Marshmallow Clusters Recipe

STEP ONE: Line 2 baking sheets with wax paper and set them aside.

OUR RECIPE DEVELOPER SAYS

Make sure to use parchment paper or wax paper when spooning out the clusters. They’ll lift easily off of the paper. 

STEP TWO: Add the chocolate chips and vegetable oil to a large microwave-safe bowl. Heat the chocolate chips and oil in the microwave in 30-second intervals, stirring after each interval until the chocolate is completely melted and smooth. 

PRO TIP:

Don’t heat for more than a 30-second interval at a time, and stir well between each heating so that your chocolate chips don’t scorch (if they scorch, they solidify and clump together, and there’s no saving them, you’ll have to start over).

chocolate chip and oil heated in a bowl

STEP THREE: Allow the chocolate mixture to cool to lukewarm before stirring in the miniature marshmallows and peanuts until the marshmallows and nuts are completely coated.

marshmallows and peanut stirred in the chocolate chip mixture in a bowl

STEP FOUR: Use a 1½ tablespoon cookie scoop to scoop the candy clusters. Space the clusters about 2 inches apart on the prepared baking sheets. Allow the candy to chill in the refrigerator to completely set before serving. 

PRO TIP:

If giving for a holiday gift, you could also place each cluster into a cupcake paper once they are set.

candy cluster scooped out and place on a baking sheet spread apart

How To Serve

This delicious treat would be perfect for your snacks this holiday season. They also make the perfect homemade gift to share with friends and family. Add them to a fancy cookie tin along with our peanut brittle and butterscotch haystacks.

For more easy confections, check out our chocolate peanut clusters and chocolate peanut butter Ritz cookies.

Storage

IN THE FRIDGE: Store any leftovers of these chocolate peanut clusters in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

IN THE FREEZER: We don’t recommend freezing these treats as the texture of the marshmallows will not be the same once thawed.

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With the winning combination of soft marshmallows, crunchy peanuts, and rich chocolate, these tasty treats are a delicious holiday recipe. They are perfect for edible gifts or simply enjoying them as a snack when you need a little something sweet.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Should I use salted or unsalted peanuts in this recipe?

This great recipe would taste best with unsalted dry roasted peanuts, but you can use any type of peanuts you enjoy snacking on and have on hand.

Should I use dark chocolate or milk chocolate for these chocolate marshmallow peanut clusters?

The choice of chocolate is entirely up to you. Both dark and milk chocolate would taste delicious in this sweet treat.

Can you freeze the chocolate peanut clusters?

These little chocolate peanut marshmallow clusters won’t freeze well, as the texture of the marshmallows will change once thawed.

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Rich and decadent, these peanut marshmallow clusters are the perfect combination of sweet and salty.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 37 minutes
Servings 30

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 cups milk chocolate chips
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 cups miniature marshmallows
  • cups dry roasted cocktail peanuts

Instructions
 

  • Line 2 baking sheets with wax paper and set them aside.
  • Add the chocolate chips and vegetable oil to a large heat-safe mixing bowl. Heat the chocolate chips and oil in the microwave in 30-second intervals, stirring after each interval until the chocolate is completely melted and smooth.
  • Allow the chocolate to cool to lukewarm before stirring in the miniature marshmallows and peanuts until the marshmallows and nuts are completely coated.
  • Use a 1½ tablespoon cookie scoop to scoop the candy clusters. Space the clusters about 2 inches apart on the prepared baking sheets. Allow the candy to chill in the refrigerator to completely set before serving.

Notes

  • Make sure to use parchment paper or wax paper when spooning out the clusters. They’ll lift easily off of the paper.
  • Don’t heat for more than a 30-second interval at a time, and stir well between each heating so that your chocolate chips don’t scorch (if they scorch, they solidify and clump together, and there’s no saving them, you’ll have to start over).
  • If giving for a holiday gift, you could also place each cluster into a cupcake paper once they are set.

Nutrition

Calories: 182kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.03g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 14mg | Potassium: 123mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 33IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 1mg
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