Crunchy Peanut Clusters

Crunchy Peanut Clusters

Here's an ideal candy recipe for beginner cooks and an easy favorite of well-seasoned cooks. No candy thermometer is needed.

Prep Time

15

Minutes

Total Time

1:15

Hr:Mins

Makes

About 6 1/2 dozen candies

24
oz vanilla-flavored candy coating (almond bark)
2/3
cup creamy peanut butter
4
cups CheeriosĀ® cereal
2
cups miniature marshmallows
2
cups dry-roasted peanuts
Colored sugar, if desired
  1. In 4-quart saucepan, melt candy coating over medium heat, stirring frequently. Stir in peanut butter until mixture is smooth. Add remaining ingredients, stirring until completely coated.
  2. Drop mixture by heaping teaspoonfuls onto waxed paper or cookie sheet; sprinkle with colored sugar. Let stand until firm, about 1 hour. Store in airtight container at room temperature.
Makes About 6 1/2 dozen candies
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Variation
After making the recipe a few times, you'll find yourself tossing in your own favorites. Try raisins for starters.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Candy)
  • Calories 100
    • (Calories from Fat 50),
  • Total Fat 6g
    • (Saturated Fat 2g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 0mg;
  • Sodium 60mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 9g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
    • Sugars 7g),
  • Protein 2g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 0 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 1/2 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 1/2 High-Fat Meat;
    • 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 1/2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.