Cashew Clusters Recipe
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Cashew Clusters Recipe

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I make this recipe for many bake sales at the local community college where I work. They are always the first to sell out.—Betsy Grantier, Charlottesville, Virginia
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + standing Cook: 5 min.
MAKES:72 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + standing Cook: 5 min.
MAKES: 72 servings


  • 1 pound white candy coating, coarsely chopped
  • 1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 4 ounces German sweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1/3 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 2 cups salted whole cashews (about 9 ounces)
  • 2 cups salted cashew halves and pieces (about 9 ounces)

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 95 calories, 6g fat (3g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 46mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.


  1. Place first four ingredients in a large microwave-safe bowl; microwave, covered, at 50% power until melted, 5-6 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds. Stir in cashews.
  2. Drop mixture by tablespoonfuls onto waxed paper-lined pans; let stand until set. Store in an airtight container. Yield: about 6 dozen.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Originally published as Cashew Clusters in Country Woman Christmas Annual 2009, p71

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mwalker21 User ID: 987317 215196
Reviewed Dec. 17, 2014

"I agree with the review below. These taste like very high quality chocolates that you would buy in an up-scale candy store. Absolutely delicious and super easy to make. Thanks so much for the awesome recipe!"

fystldy User ID: 2957018 209630
Reviewed Nov. 27, 2010

"easy to make. LOTS of compliments. My sisters said it tasted like something they would BUY in a candy store!"

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