RECIPE: Peanut Clusters!

peanut clusters

These Peanut Clusters have been a Christmas tradition in my family forever. However, they are so easy to make and so popular that I’ve started making them other times of the year. Peanuts are the most traditional nut to use in these, but cashews are also really good in them. The recipe doubles very easily; in fact, you’ll likely kick yourself for making just one batch as they will disappear fast!


  • 1 bag milk chocolate chips
  • 1 bag butterscotch chips
  • 1 tablespoon cooking oil
  • 1 8-ounce canister of salted peanuts or cashews (Don’t use dry roasted nuts – the salt and natural nut oils enhance the flavor!)

Stir the chocolate and butterscotch chips with the cooking oil and melt over a double boiler. You can also melt in the microwave, stopping to stir every 30 seconds. Stir in the nuts. Using a small cookie scoop or tablespoon, drop scoops onto wax paper and allow to set before storing in an airtight container.

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