Rich and decadent, these peanut marshmallow clusters are the perfect combination of sweet and salty.
Prep Time5 minutesmins
Cook Time2 minutesmins
Chill Time30 minutesmins
Total Time37 minutesmins
Keyword: Peanut Marshmallow Clusters Recipe
2cupssemi-sweet chocolate chips
2cupsmilk chocolate chips
1½cupsdry roasted cocktail peanuts
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.
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.