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
MAKES:72 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + standing
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
  • 1 can (9-3/4 ounces) salted whole cashews
  • 1 can (9-1/4 ounces) salted cashew halves and pieces

Nutritional Facts

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


  1. In a large microwave-safe bowl, combine the first four ingredients. Cover and microwave at 50% power until melted, stirring every 30 seconds.
  2. Stir in cashews. Drop by tablespoonfuls onto waxed paper-lined pans. Let stand until set. Store in an airtight container. Yield: 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 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 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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