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Chocolaty Peanut Clusters

I turn to my slow cooker to prepare these convenient chocolate treats. Making candies couldn't be any easier! —Pam Posey, Waterloo, South Carolina
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. Cook: 2 hours + standing
  • Makes
    6-1/2 pounds


  • 1 jar (16 ounces) salted dry roasted peanuts
  • 1 jar (16 ounces) unsalted dry roasted peanuts
  • 1 package (11-1/2 ounces) milk chocolate chips
  • 1 package (10 ounces) peanut butter chips
  • 3 packages (10 to 12 ounces each) white baking chips
  • 2 packages (10 ounces each) 60% cacao bittersweet chocolate baking chips


  • In a 6-qt. slow cooker, combine peanuts. Layer with the remaining ingredients in order given (do not stir). Cover and cook on low for 2-2-1/2 hours or until chips are melted, stirring halfway through cooking.
  • Stir to combine. Drop by tablespoonfuls onto waxed paper. Refrigerate until set. Store in an airtight container at room temperature.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 205 calories, 14g fat (5g saturated fat), 3mg cholesterol, 68mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 2g fiber), 5g protein.

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  • Tammy
    Jan 20, 2021

    I have never made mine like this recipe hence the non star rating. I make these peanut cluster's a lot easier it's 12oz of chocolate chips,12oz of butterscotch chip's and 12oz of raw peanut's. put chocolate chips and butterscotch chip's in microsafe bowl for 4 minutes take out and stir until chip's are melted then throw in the peanut's and stir drop on wax paper lined cookie sheet and put in fridge until set. Total time about 10 minutes then enjoy

  • retiredcookie2000
    Dec 20, 2020

    I just made these and they truly are the best. I saw the review where it suggested to get salted dry roasted peanuts that DID NOT have the paprika and garlic salt in its ingredients, so I followed their advice. I did stir them after 1 hour, then again 20 minutes later, then 15 minutes later and everything was melted. I unplugged the slow cooker. I used my 1 Tablespoon cookie scooper and periodically I would stir the mixture so it wouldn't burn. Put them in refrigerator to set for about 2 1/2 hours. I made 112 pieces. Will make it again!

  • Linda
    Dec 20, 2020

    Does someone have a special hint to make this recipe work? I put everything in the crockpot just like the recipe said. Mind clumped really bad. I trusted the recipe. After I talked to my daughter she reminded me how hard white chocolate is to melt. If someone knows what I can do with this PLEASE let me know. Right now I am ready to throw the "mess" in the trash!!

  • cindiak
    Oct 26, 2020

    These are so easy to make and so much better than store bought. I did cut the time by melting the chips in the microwave.

  • gloria52
    May 3, 2020

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  • PinkTulips
    Dec 13, 2019

    Quick Question: Would top-quality handcooked Virginia peanuts work in place of the dry-roasted? Dry-roasted peanuts are not my cup of tea -- changes the peanut completely. Thank you!

  • Angie
    Dec 26, 2017

    These candies are one of the best candies you'll ever make or eat!!When I first tried these from another friend I just couldn't believe how delicious they were. I have always thought peanut clusters were okay candy but not a true favorite. The chocolate on peanut clusters just never tasted quite as good as I had hoped but these are truly amazingly delicious!They're a little bit expensive to make but they are SO delish and they make a lot of candy.Honestly, Everyone I have given these candies to also think that they are the best peanut clusters they have ever tasted any place, anywhere - Bar None!You will NOT be disappointed! Best candy that I made this Christmas and I am told that I make some pretty good candy!Also they are so easy to make and you don't have to worry about your chocolate clumping, like it can so easily in the microwave if you process it just a little too long.ENJOY!!! Thanks for this amazingly easy and delicious recipe!

  • kaly_ab
    Oct 20, 2016

    I love these! They are a bit addictive, there is just something about chocolate and peanuts! They are easy to make just be sure to keep an eye on the chocolate as it melts and stir often! As slow cookers all vary in temperature some may melt the chocolate quicker then others.

  • jana5
    Feb 11, 2016

    I have a recipe almost like this one but much quicker. Why would you use a crock pot for 2 to 2 1/2 hours when you can melt the chocolate in a microwave? I melt the chocolate in my microwave add the peanuts then spoon on to wax paper and refrigerate. This method cuts the time by 2 hours.

  • laura78
    Feb 4, 2016

    These are so delicious and addictive! This is the only candy recipe I've ever made. I had no idea that making candy could be so easy! It's a little time consuming to drop them onto the wax paper, and the time shown in the recipe doesn't include that. I've made them in a crock pot, and I think it took longer to melt than in the slow cooker. I used a 4 qt slow cooker the last time, so I had to use less ingredients to get it to fit. I used all the peanut butter chips and all of the bittersweet chocolate chips, and less of everything else. After I had dropped 15 pieces or so, I stirred in more peanuts.