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There are so many things that I love about his time of year. Christmas trees, decorations, the neighborhood houses all lit up, and of course the cookies and candy.

Christmas candy

In general, I am not a baker or a like to cook, but this time of year, I love to make Christmas candies and goodies to give to friends, family and co-workers. I usually like to try new things every year, however there is one candy that I make every single year; Peanut Clusters.

I make Peanut Clusters every year for a few reasons:

  1. They are so simple to make. All you need is 4 ingredients, a crock pot and a place to scoop them out and let them cool christmas candy
  2. It’s easy to make this in bulk – my husband has 50 people in his department and he likes to give each of them a Christmas card and a goody bag. (Yep, that’s a lot of candy!)
  3. Everyone loves it! Not only is it easy to make, but I get compliments every year on how good they are. I get asked for the recipe all the time, so I am sharing with you today!

Print Recipe!


  • 1 – 12 oz. semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 1/2  – 16 oz. packages of Candiquick Chocolate Candy Coating
  • 1 oz. semi-sweet Hershey chocolate bar
  • 2 cans Spanish Peanuts (salted and roasted)

Peanut Clusters


Place all of the chocolate in a crock pot and melt on high for about 1 hour.


Once all the chocolate is melted, stir in the peanuts.

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Place waxed paper on a flat surface, and drop tablespoonfuls and allow to cool.

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Put in air-tight container and place in the fridge to store.

These are great to give as a gift during the holidays.  You can place them on a platter for holiday parties, or put them in a goody bag to give away. Either way, they are certain to be a hit with anyone you share them with!

Print Recipe!

Peanut Clusters




2 thoughts on “Easy Chocolate Peanut Clusters Recipe

  1. Desiree says:

    I’ve been looking for something easy to make for the neighbors. I’m not the greatest at baking so this is perfect! Thanks for sharing.

    1. Carrie says:

      I’m curious to know if you made them and what you thought??

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