Chocolate Peanut Clusters

filed under: Candy · Dessert · Food + Drink on January 6, 2021

Chocolate Peanut Clusters are candies made with melted chocolate chips and loaded with roasted peanuts for a sweet treat any time! Try my Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge for another chocolatey treat. 

Chocolate Peanut Clusters

These chocolate peanut clusters are so easy to make and are the perfect, bite-sized treat to satisfy your sweet tooth. It is the perfect combination of melted chocolate with lots of peanuts mixed in. You get that smooth chocolate and crunch of peanuts in every bite.

Overhead view of Chocolate Peanut Clusters

Clusters Ingredients

With only two ingredients, you can have these chocolate peanut clusters made in no time, and anytime, for that matter!

Chocolate: I used semi-sweet chocolate chips for this recipe. But, you could also use a semi-sweet chocolate baking bar, broken up into pieces.

Peanuts: Roasted, salted peanuts were my choice when it came to making these candies. They are easy to find at your local grocery store.

Chocolate Peanut Clusters Being Spooned onto Tray

How to Make Chocolate Peanut Clusters

There really is no excuse to not make these candies. With just two ingredients and very little prep, you can satisfy your chocolate-covered peanut craving. To make the chocolate peanut clusters line a baking sheet with parchment paper. In a microwave-safe bowl, add the chocolate chips (or chocolate baking bar pieces). Heat the chocolate in 20-second intervals, stirring after each interval, until the chocolate is smooth and creamy.

After the chocolate has melted, let it cool for a few minutes before adding the peanuts. When ready, fold in the peanuts and mix them in until they are fully coated. Use a spoon to drop the mixture onto the lined baking sheet. Repeat the spoonfuls with the remaining mixture. This batch made 12-15 clusters, but it depends on the size of your spoonfuls.

Refrigerate the candies for at least 20 minutes, or until they are set. Store them in an airtight container, in the refrigerator, for up to a month.

Stack of Chocolate Peanut Clusters

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5 from 1 vote
Chocolate Peanut Clusters
Prep Time
10 mins
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins

Chocolate Peanut Clusters are candies made with melted chocolate chips and loaded with roasted peanuts for a sweet treat any time!

Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chocolate Peanut Clusters
Servings: 15 clusters
Calories: 140 kcal
Author: Amanda
  • 8 ounces semisweet chocolate chips
  • cups roasted salted peanuts
  1. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.

  2. Add chocolate to a large microwave-safe bowl and microwave on high in 20-second intervals, stirring after each interval, until melted and smooth.

  3. Set the melted chocolate aside to cool slightly (about 3 minutes).

  4. Fold the roasted peanuts into the melted chocolate. Mix until fully coated.

  5. Drop 1 spoonful of the mixture onto the lined sheet. Repeat with the remaining mixture.

  6. Refrigerate at least 20 minutes, or until set.

  7. Refrigerate the chocolate peanut clusters in an airtight container for up to 1 month.

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  • Harriet says:

    I love the look of these! I can’t wait to try it.

  • Margaret Hoover says:

    Thank you. I plan to make these today. You directions are clear and I like the printed version. I also like the 2 ingredients. So many other recipes use that candy coating.

  • Kasey says:

    I love this recipe. Very easy to make! I accidentally bought unsalted nuts and sprinkled kosher salt on top before sticking them in the fridge to firm up. So delicious!

  • I Am Baker Logo

    Brand new recipes that people find kinda acceptable.