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 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 15 min
  • Servings 78

24
oz vanilla-flavored candy coating (almond bark)
2/3
cup creamy peanut butter
4
cups Cheerios™ 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.

Expert Tips

After making the recipe a few times, you'll find yourself tossing in your own favorites. Try raisins for starters.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Candy
Calories
100
(
Calories from Fat
50),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
6g
6%
(Saturated Fat
2g,
2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
60mg
60%;
Total Carbohydrate
9g
9%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
7g
7%
),
Protein
2g
2%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
2%;
Iron
4%;
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.